THIS WEEK, NDUSTRY HOSTS, AKIA UWANDA AND NICOLE LESTER, HAVE AN IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH THE INCOMPARABLE TALENT, COUNTESS VAUGHN!
Countess has made a notable impression as a versatile actress and singer. This statuesque beauty starred in the UPN’s hit series Moesha and The Parkers as Kimberly Parker. She starred on Moesha from 1996 to 1999. In 1998, Vaughn was honored with an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance. She starred in the Moesha spin off The Parkers alongside Mo’Nique where the series aired from 1999 to 2004. She co-starred in Trippin’ (1999), and in later years she guest starred on Cuts and Let’s Stay Together. As of mid-2000s, Vaughn began appearing in the number of reality shows. In January 2006, she appeared in the third season of Celebrity Fit Club on VH1. On episode four, she announced that her and husband, James, were ending their marriage. During the course of the show, she became the first cast member to ever gain weight, with a weight gain of 2 pounds. It was said on the season finale that she was simply trying to lose weight at the wrong time. On August 30 2007, she appeared as a contestant on MTV's Celebrity Rap Superstar, but due to an illness she was eliminated from the competition. On October 8, 2014, Vaughn began starring in the TV One reality series Hollywood Divas where she is one of the black actresses trying to navigate their career, family and relationships, while attempting to stay relevant in an unpredictable entertainment industry known for overlooking black talent. Throughout the first season, fans got a real insight into the life of Countess Vaughn.
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