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Countess Danielle Vaughn (born August 8, 1978) is an Americanmarker actress and singer, known for her role as Kim Parker in the television series Moesha and its spin-off The Parkers.

Early life and career

Vaughn was born in Idabel, Oklahomamarker. She began her performing career at the age of three in 1981 singing at church. At age nine in 1988, she sang "I'll Be There" to win the Star Search junior vocalist champion and overall junior champion.

Acting career

Vaughn began her acting career in 1988 with the role of Alexandria DeWitt on 227, followed by roles in Thea, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and Roc. She also performed in several television specials including the Lou Rawls Parade of Stars, The Magical World of Disney, the Orange Bowl Parade, the Easter Seals Telethon.

Outside of television, she performed in the off-Broadway musical Mama, I Want to Sing! Part 2. In 1998, Vaughn was honored with an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in Moesha. In 1992, Vaughn released her first album, Countess, featuring a variety of songs, including dance music and urban ballads. The album's lone single, a cover of James Brown's "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World", charted in the top-100 of the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, but the album only sold 3,000 copies.

In 1999 Vaughn landed the role of Kim Parker on the comedic tv show The Parkers, a spin-off series of Moesha that also starred actress/comedienne Mo'Nique until the show ended in 2004.

Reality television

Celebrity Fit Club

Vaughn appeared in the third season of Celebrity Fit Club that premiered in January 2006 on VH1. On episode four, she revealed she and James were undergoing a divorce. During the course of the show, she became the first cast member to ever gain weight, with a weight gain of 4 pounds. It was said on the season finale that she was simply trying to lose weight at the wrong time.

Celebrity Rap Superstar

Vaughn appears as a contestant on MTV's Celebrity Rap Superstar which premiered August 30, 2007. She studied under Warren G for the show. On September 27, 2007, an illness caused her to be eliminated from the competition.


Year Film Role Notes
1999 Trippin' Anetta Jones
2001 Max Keeble's Big Move Office Admin. Assistant
Year Title Role Notes
1988-1989 227 Alexandria 1 episode
1992 Fievel's American Tails Monique (Voice) 1 episode
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Keisha 2 episodes
1993 Thea Charlene 1 episode
1993-1994 Roc Carolita 2 episodes
1996 Minor Adjustments Monique 1 episode
1996-1999 Moesha Kimberly Ann Parker 76 episodes
1997 Goode Behavior 1 episode
1999-2004 The Parkers Kimberly Ann Parker 111 episodes
2006 Cuts Kelli 1 episode
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness Dee Dee Voice
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street Dee Dee Voice

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Series
1989 Young Artist Award Nominated Best Young Actress Featured, Co-starring, Supporting, Recurring Role in a Comedy or Drama Series or Special 227
1998 NAACP Image Awards Won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Moesha
1999 Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Moesha
2000 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Moesha

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