Between 1984 and 1992 Tempestt Bledsoe was super famous as Vanessa Huxtable in the American TV sitcom The Cosby Show, which was broadcast on NBC. The show, conceived by Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner, was broadcast for eight seasons and was the highest-rated show on television for five seasons in a row.
Not surprisingly, Vanessa Huxtable’s portrayal of Tempestt Bledsoe has remained the most revered and idolized role of Tempestt Bledsoe in her acting career. Tempestt, who has been on the show for nearly 10 years, has earned the love and admiration of audiences from millions of homes. That’s why it was big news when it became clear in 2012 that the actress would be appearing in another NBC TV sitcom series – “Guys With Kids”.
Tempestt Bledsoe Bio, Age
The American actress was born on August 1, 1973, in Chicago, Illinois. Apart from her role in The Cosby Show, Bledsoe has professionally appeared in several television productions. While she resumed her role as Vanessa Huxtable in 2014 in an episode of the sitcom developed by Howard Michael Gould – Instant Mom – she was the voice of Sheriff Hooper in 2012 in ParaNorman, a horror animated comedy produced by Laika.
You can also find the actress as Grace Wheeler in ABC Afterschool Special and as Vanessa in a spin-off of The Cosby Show – A Different World. In the ABC legal drama (The Practice) created by David Kelley, she repeatedly portrayed a single mother and also appeared briefly in The Parkers – a sitcom that was broadcast on the United Paramount Network (UPN) between 1999 and 2004.
Tempestt Bledsoe was also featured in the teen drama television series created by Thomas Lynch (South of Nowhere) and in the medical drama (Strong Medicine), which was broadcast on the Lifetime Network from 2000 to 2006. That’s not all; she was the voice of Abby Willson in the second season of The Replacements, an animated television series on the Disney Channel. Although the actress is also highly regarded for her performance in another right-wing drama (Raising the Bar) by Steven Bochco and David Feige in 2008, she attracted a lot of attention as Nina in Husband for Hire, a television comedy that premiered the same year on Oxygen Network.
It is known that Bledsoe hosted a daily talk show called The Tempestt Bledsoe Show in the mid-1990s. She once announced that the talk show produced by Dick Clark was a positive experience. “I think it’s a great genre if it works well… It’s a really great showcase for personalities and a wonderful way to really influence people and make a contribution …” she said.
The actress performed at VHI’s Celebrity Fit Club. That was in 2009, and at some point in 2010 it turned out that she was going to replace Niecy Nash as the host of Style Network’s Clean House. Shortly after being named host of the television show on home improvement and interior design, the actress declared herself a clean freak. She revealed that she likes the job because she loves “helping people fix up their homes. When someone says, ‘You changed my life,’ you can’t replace that,” she said.
Tempestt graduated from New York University, where she majored in finance.
Tempestt Bledsoe’s Net Worth
What is certain is that a large part of Tempestt Bledsoe’s net worth comes from the activities that have made her a celebrity. It is widely believed that her net worth is $13 million.
Tempestt Bledsoe Husband, Kids
In Guys With Kids Bledsoe played a working mother who lives in a New York home with her husband and children. This is probably why people tend to assume that the actress is married and has children.
Well, Tempestt has no children and is not married. However, she has long been in love with Darryl Bell, her co-star in Another World. Tempestt and Bell met when they were chosen to work on a spin-off of The Cosby Show. They fell in love and stayed together since 1993.
When Bledsoe performed at VHI’s Celebrity Fit Club in 2009, she lost 19 lb and has stayed in shape ever since. The vegetarian said that the best way to maintain ideal body measurements is to “eat a healthy diet and not worry about the scales”.
The actress is 8 inches taller than 5 feet, and her body measurements are believed to be 34, 25, and 34 inches; respectively for her breasts, waist, and hips.