Terri J. Vaughn
|Terri J. Vaughn|
Terri Juanita Vaughn|
October 16, 1969
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Derrick Carolina (m. 1999–2005)
Karon Riley (m. 2008)
Terri Juanita Vaughn (born October 16, 1969) is an American actress, director 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/The CW sitcom All of Us (2003–2005), and TBS sitcom Meet the Browns (2009–2011).
In early career, Vaughn has appeared in films Friday 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.
From 2003 to 2005, Vaughn was regular cast member on the UPN/The CW 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 movies in later years. She is owned production company called Nina Holiday Entertainment, that produced films such as Sugar Mommas, A Cross to Bear and Girlfriends' Getaway. In 2016, Vaughn has made her directing debut with comedy film #DigitalLivesMatter.
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. 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.
|1993||Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit||Student||Uncredited|
|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|
|2005||Exposure||Woman #1||Short film|
|2006||Stick It||Susie Mack|
|2007||Daddy's Little Girls||Brenda|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|2017||Hamlet & Hutch||Kendall||Direct-to-video|
|2018||Melinda||Stacia LeBeau||Short film|
|2018||Heaven On Seven||Sister Lisa|
|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
|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||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2017||Mann & Wife||Lieutenant Tate||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
- "Terri J. Vaughn - TVSA". Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- "Terri J. Vaughn". Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- "Terri J. Vaughn busts down doors for Black actors, directs new comedy - Rolling Out". 5 May 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- Denise Petski. "Terri J. Vaughn Joins 'Greenleaf'; Ellia English In 'Code Black' - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
- "Celebrity Babies and Kids – Moms & Babies – People.com". Retrieved 27 November 2015.