Terri J. Vaughn

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Terri J. Vaughn
Born (1969-10-16) October 16, 1969 (age 46)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Karon Riley (2008–present)

Terri J. Vaughn (born October 16, 1969) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her role as high school secretary Lovita Alizé Jenkins-Robinson in the WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show (1997-2002), for which she received three NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She later co-starred in the UPN sitcom All of Us (2003-2005), and TBS sitcom Meet the Browns (2009-2010).

Career[edit]

In early career, Vaughn has appeared in films Friday (1995 film) and Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. She co-starred opposite Joan Severance in the comedy-action film Black Scorpion (1995) and its sequel, Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (1997). Later in 1997, Vaughn was cast as high school secretary Lovita Alizé Jenkins-Robinson for the second season of the WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show. She received three NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on show. The series ended in 2002, and Vaughn later that year joined the cast of Showtime drama series Soul Food as Eva Holly. She received another NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nomination.[1]

From 2003 to 2005, Vaughn was regular cast member on the UPN sitcom All of Us. In 2007, she had supporting role in the Tyler Perry's comedy-drama film Daddy's Little Girls opposite Gabrielle Union, and later had the regular role on another Perry's production, Meet the Browns (2009-2011). She also has appeared and produced number of low-profile B-Movies in later years. In 2015, she was cast in the recurring role as housekeeper in Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf opposite Keith David and Lynn Whitfield.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Vaughn grew up in San Francisco, California. She was married to Derrick Carolina and had a son, Daylen Ali (2001). She is currently married to former football player Karon Riley, and on April 21, 2008 the couple gave birth to a boy, Kal'El Joseph Riley.[3]

Vaughn established the non-profit "Take Wings Foundation," which provides scholarships, mentoring and job training opportunities for young women living in public housing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Student Uncredited
1995 Friday China
1995 Black Scorpion Veronica/Tender Lovin' Television film
1995 Excessive Force II: Force on Force Grace
1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Keisha
1996 Carnosaur 3: Primal Species B.T. Coolidge Direct-to-video
1997 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Flight Attendant Uncredited
1997 Black Scorpion II: Aftershock Veronica/Tender Lovin' Television film
2000 The Smoker Short film
2003 Detonator Sharona Brown
2005 Fair Game Wanda
2005 Exposure Woman #1 Short film
2006 Stick It Susie Mack
2007 Dirty Laundry Jackie Direct-to-video
2007 Daddy's Little Girls Brenda
2007 Redrum Amber
2007 Angels Can't Help But Laugh Herself
2007 Three Can Play That Game Linda Direct-to-video
2010 Baby Mama's Club Mrs. Lagos Direct-to-video
2010 Love Me or Leave Me Sheila Edwards Television film
2011 This Time Janet Short film
2012 Life, Love, Soul Life, Love, Soul Direct-to-video
2012 Sugar Mommas Sheila Television film
2012 The Marriage Chronicles Kamel Jackson Direct-to-video
2012 Probable Cause Tamika Direct-to-video
2013 Who Did I Marry? Jennifer Direct-to-video
2012 Between Sisters Benita Television film
2013 In the Meantime Nina Television film
2014 Where's the Love? Kai Television film
2014 Hamlet & Hutch Kendall Direct-to-video
2014 Girlfriends' Getaway Sophie Television film
2014 Breeze Brenda
2015 72 Hours Kia Direct-to-video
2015 Touched the Film Laura
2015 Girlfriends' Getaway 2 Sophie Television film
2016 Beat Street Mayor Cummings Direct-to-video
2016 My B.F.F Ms. Hagert Direct-to-video
2016 Switching Lanes Miranda Johnson Direct-to-video
2016 Soul Ties Ruth Direct-to-video

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Living Single Woman #1 Episode: "Great Expectations"
1993 The Sinbad Show Woman #1 Episode: "Strictly Business"
1994 Married... with Children Connie Episode: "Business Sucks: Part 1"
1994–1995 Family Matters Girl #1 at Party
Eddie's Date
Episodes: "Beta Chi Guy", "They Shoot Urkels, Don't They?"
1995 Sherman Oaks Denise Cook Episode: "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes"
1997–2002 The Steve Harvey Show Lovita Alize Jenkins Robinson Series regular, 101 episodes
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2001–2003)
Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2000)
1999 ER Mrs. Gleason Episode: "Point of Origin"
2002–2003 Soul Food Eva Holly 4 episodes
Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2004)
2003 Girlfriends Tasha Episode: "Single Mama, Drama"
2003–2005 All of Us Jonelle Abrahams Series regular, 46 episodes
Nominated - BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2004)
2009–2011 Meet the Browns Renee Series regular, 58 episodes
2016 Greenleaf Melisse

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0891254/awards?ref_=nm_awd
  2. ^ Denise Petski. "Terri J. Vaughn Joins ‘Greenleaf’; Ellia English In ‘Code Black’ - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Celebrity Babies and Kids – Moms & Babies – People.com". Retrieved 27 November 2015. 

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