Porscha Coleman

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Porscha Coleman
Porscha Coleman 2014.jpg
Porscha Coleman, Los Angeles, California on August 27, 2014
Born Porscha Lee Coleman
Van Nuys, California, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Singer-Songwriter, Dancer, TV host
Years active 1998–present
Website
PorschaColeman.com

Porscha Coleman is an American actress, singer, dancer, and TV host, who is best known for her guest starring television role as Erica Willis on the UPN series The Parkers, Rachel in the Disney Channel Original Movie Pixel Perfect, and on MTV's improvisation show Wild 'n Out.[1][2] She attended Millikan Middle School Performing Arts Magnet in Sherman Oaks, California, and Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet in Hollywood, California. Coleman is also a correspondent, appearing on Black Entertainment Television, hosting on 106 & Park, Spring Bling, and BET: Notarized. She is a recurring guest co-host on Maury (TV series). She currently lives in the California area.

She is one of the hosts of Hollywood Today Live which premiered on July 14, 2014 on 9 FOX owned stations across the US.[3]

Music[edit]

In 2001, she appeared on the Great Pretenders, a television music game show on Fox Family, hosted by former pop trio Wild Orchid. Contestants lip sync and dance to their favorite songs and are judged by a live studio audience, for the chance to win various prizes. Coleman won singing Jennifer Lopez's, Waiting for Tonight.[4][5] In 2007, she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, singing with Tyga. In 2008, Coleman appeared as a singer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno performing with Gym Class Heroes.

Year Film Role
2001 Great Pretenders Herself (singer/winner)
2008 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Herself
2008 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself

Her single "Take It," features Academy Award-winning rap group, Three 6 Mafia.[6] The music video debuted as New Joint of the Day on Black Entertainment Television's, 106 & Park.[7]

Films[edit]

In 2004, she appeared as Rachel in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Pixel Perfect, and in Woman Thou Art Loosed with Kimberly Elise and veteran actress, Loretta Devine. In 2009, Coleman appeared in Janky Promoters starring Ice Cube and Mike Epps.[8]

Year Film Role
2004 Woman Thou Art Loosed Lil' Bit
2004 Pixel Perfect Rachel
2009 Janky Promoters Dancer #1 - Sandra
2012 Christmas in Compton Kendra

Television[edit]

She has made guest and recurring appearances on TV shows including The Parkers, 7th Heaven, My Wife and Kids, and Boston Public. Coleman appeared in a comedy sketch alongside, Andy Dick which aired during the 2004 Teen Choice Awards. [9] She was also cast as one of two girls on Season 4 of the hit MTV sketch comedy show, Wild 'n Out, starring Nick Cannon. In 2014, she appears on the new HBO show, Silicon Valley (TV series).[10]

Year Film Role
1998 The Gregory Hines Show Christy Putnum
1999 NYPD Blue Tonya
2000 Touched by an Angel Renee
2001 The Geena Davis Show Sandy
2001 The Ellen Show Kid #1
2002 My Wife and Kids Shaneka
2002 The Jersey Vanessa Gilpin
2002–2003 Boston Public Sheila Pepper (recurring)
2003 The Parkers Erica Willis (recurring)
2004 10-8: Officers on Duty Kim Nash
2004 Eve (TV series) Lisa
2004–2005 7th Heaven Angela (recurring)
2005 Bones (TV series) Female Dancer #1
2006 Entourage (TV series) Minor role
2007 Room 401 Herself
2007 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself
2007 Wild 'n Out Herself (cast)
2010 The League Camille
2011 The Closer Dancer #3
2012 New Girl Blade
2013 The Hustle Danielle
2014 Silicon Valley (TV series) Mochachino

Dance[edit]

Coleman has danced on the Soul Train Awards, and four times on the BET Awards with artists such as 50 Cent and Sean Combs, and performed on The American Music Awards of 2004 with Kanye West. In 2007 and 2008, she appeared as a lead dancer in sketches for the late night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! In 2008, she choreographed and danced in the music video, Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body), for Academy Award-winning rap group, Three 6 Mafia.[11] In 2010, Coleman appeared twice on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in various comedic sketches.

Year Film Role
2004 BET Awards Dancer
2004 American Music Award Dancer
2005 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself
2005 BET Awards Dancer
2005 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself
2005 Soul Train Music Awards Dancer
2006 BET Awards Dancer
2006–2007 Las Vegas (TV series) Dancer #2 (recurring)
2007 BET Awards Dancer
2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Dancer
2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Dancer

Hosting[edit]

In December 2009, she was a host on the show BET: Notarized. In February 2010, she interviewed sports figures Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire, LeBron James, and Brandon Roy, as well as rappers Aubrey Drake Graham and Pitbull (rapper) at the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend held in Arlington, Texas. The footage aired on Black Entertainment Television's 106 & Park.

Year Film Role
2009 BET's Notorized Herself/Host
2010 106 & Park Herself/Host (recurring)
2010 Spring Bling: Get to Steppin' 1 Herself/Host
2010 Spring Bling: Get to Steppin' 2 Herself/Host
2010 Maury (TV series) Herself/Co-Host
2010 BET's Notorized Herself/Host
2011 106 & Park Herself/Host (recurring)
2012 Maury (TV series) Herself/Co-Host
2012 2012 Soul Train Music Awards Herself/Host
2013 Maury (TV series) Herself/Co-Host
2013 The Winner Is Herself/Guest Judge
2014 Hollywood Today Live Herself/Host

Coleman also hosted Black Entertainment Television's, Spring Bling: Get to Steppin' 1 [12] and Spring Bling: Get to Steppin' 2[13] where the best fraternities and sororities battle in a step show competition, in hopes of winning the top prize. Both episodes aired in April 2010 from Daytona Beach, Florida. In October 2010, Coleman appeared as a guest celebrity correspondent on the Maury (TV series), introducing shocking clips with host, Maury Povich.[14] In December 2010, she was a host on the show BET: Notarized. Coleman was a correspondent for the 2012 Soul Train Music Awards[15][16] and the BET Awards 2012.[17]

She returned as a correspondent in 2013 to both events, which where held in Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California.[18][19]

Commercials[edit]

Coleman makes appearances in a Knowledge Generation Bureau and a Boost Mobile commercial.[20] She appears in a national Miller Lite commercial called, "Text." [21] In 2011, Coleman appears as a pop star in a Smart Fortwo commercial.[22] In 2012, she appears in the Panda Express commercial, "Paw Plate."[23] In 2014, she appeared in a Toyota dance commercial.[24]

Music Videos[edit]

Coleman appeared as a love interest of Travis McCoy in the music video for the hit single, Cupid's Chokehold, performed by Gym Class Heroes featuring Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy.[25]

Year Song Artists
1999 "Lean On Me (song)" Kirk Franklin feat. R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige and Bono of U2
2004 On Fire (Lloyd Banks song) Lloyd Banks
2005 Mesmerized Faith Evans
2007 Cupid's Chokehold Gym Class Heroes feat. Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy
2008 Coconut Juice (song) Tyga feat. Travie McCoy
2008 Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body) Three 6 Mafia feat. Project Pat
2010 Got Your Back T.I feat. Keri Hilson

Charity Work[edit]

She appeared in a photo shoot for Heart for Africa.[26] Coleman appears in the Knowledge is Power PSA for HIV and AIDS Awareness in 2009.[27] In 2012, she appeared in a NOH8 Campaign photo.[28]

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