Tempestt Bledsoe is an American actress who gained fame with her role in The Cosby Show (1984-1992). She was a child actress at that time and had portrayed the character of the fourth child of Cliff and Clair Huxtable. She also later in 2012 and 2013 played the role of Marny on NBC TV’s sitcom Guys with Kids.
Tempestt Bledsoe-birth, childhood, education
Tempestt was born on 1 August 1973 in Chicago, Illinois, the USA. She is now 45 years of age. She came from a broken home; her parents were divorced when she was small. Her mother is Willa Bledsoe and she had raised Tempestt single-handedly. As regards her siblings, no information is forthcoming.
Tempestt had an interest in acting and started work quite early in life. She obtained her degree in finance from the New York University. Regarding her high school, there is no information. But it is said that she was most of the time tutored on the sets of the show The Cosby Show. She is an American and her ethnicity is African-American.
Tempestt Bledsoe and her career
Tempestt, in the year 1984, was chosen to play the character of Vanessa Huxtable on The Cosby Show which was on-air on NBC from 1984 to 1992. Tempestt was a regular cast of the show and remained on it until the last season. In 1986, she was cast as Vanessa in A Different World. She also did some other TV series during the same time. In the mid-1990s, Tempestt was the host of a daytime talk show named The Tempestt Bledsoe Show. This was produced by Columbia-Tristar and Dick Clark. She also has a small role in the TV series called The Parkers. She played a single mother on the ABC show named The Practice. She was cast in Lifetime’s show Strong Medicine and also appeared in South of Nowhere. She starred in Husband For Hire and Raising the Bar.
Tempestt was also seen as Abby in Disney Channel’s animated show called The Replacements. She appeared in VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club and also hosted Clean House in 2011. She voiced Sheriff Hooper in ParaNorman. In 2014 she was seen in Instant Mom.
Tempestt never did make any comments on the accusations on and trial of her co-star and TV father Bill Cosby. People have wondered whether it is due to business-related reasons or a strong desire to keep their emotions private.
But she was happy for having obtained that role on the show and praised the sets thus:
“We were brought up on a set that is just incomparable as far as what kind of set you would want kids to be on. It was the best set in the world. The Cosby Show changed America’s opinion on so many different topics and opened so many people’s eyes and, so, you really learned immediately the power of what you were doing, that there was a power in portraying a role and you were made aware of the effect that it could have on people so it does raise the bar.”
Her net worth is estimated to be $ 13 million.
Tempestt is not married but has a long-term partner since 1993 named Daryl M. Bell who is also an actor. They have no kids. She has a height of 5 feet and 8 inches and her figure stats are 35-24-34 inches. Her weight is not known. She has black hair and eyes.
Tempestt is active on social media. On her Twitter, there are 5k fans following. However, her Instagram has no posts.
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