Tempestt-Bledsoe
Tempestt Bledsoe | Biography

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  • Full Name Tempestt Bledsoe
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Illinois, USA
  • Birth Date Aug 01, 1973
  • Age 48 Years, 4 Months
Cast of the Fox Reality Channel's series 'Househusbands of Hollywood'

Tempestt Bledsoe | Biography

Tempestt Bledsoe has been living with her boyfriend and actor Darryl Bell for more than 28 years since their first meet in 1993

In 1984, Bledsoe started her acting career as a child artist. She portrayed the lead character, Vanessa Huxtable, on the NBC series, 'The Cosby Show.' She appeared on the show until its last season, i.e., season 8 in 1992.


Tempestt Bledsoe is an American reality TV host and film actress. She earned her first national fame with her childhood role as Vanessa Huxtable in the 1980s sitcom series 'The Cosby Show.'

Who is Tempestt Bledsoe?

Actress Tempestt Bledsoe is best known for her appearances in several sitcoms and TV drama series of the 1990s. Moreover, she has hosted several TV shows and talk shows and appeared as celebrity guests on many shows. Her notable shows include The Tempestt Bledsoe Show from 1995 to 1996, The Earth Day Special in 1990, and Clean House from 2010-2011.

In 1984, Bledsoe started her acting career as a child artist. She portrayed the lead character, Vanessa Huxtable, on the NBC series, The Cosby Show. She appeared on the show until its last season, i.e., season 8 in 1992. With that success, Bledsoe appeared on several other TV series like Hollywood Squares in 1986, ABC Afterschool Special from 1986 to 1994, Jenny in 1997, Santa and Pete in 1999, Pet Star in 2003, Househusbands of Hollywood in 2009, and many more.

Besides TV shows and series, Tempestt also starred in several movies in the past. She played Janey in the 2003 film Bachelorman, Jill in the 2010 film N-secure, and gave her voice to the fictional character Sheriff Hooper in the 2012 animated film ParaNorman. She last appeared in the 2018 film Jingle Belle.

How old is Tempestt Bledsoe?

Tempestt Bledsoe was born on 1 August 1973 in Chicago, Illinois, and later moved to New York. As of 2021, she is 48 years old. Tempestt got an opportunity to appear on a TV commercial when she was just 4. Her childhood became more memorable when she landed a major role with the NBC TV series, The Cosby Show when she was 9.

Tempestt did her high school at a local high school in New York. For further education, she joined New York University and passed out with a degree in Finance.

Weight Loss

On 1 January 2006, Tempestt participated in season 3 of the VH1 TV reality show Celebrity Fit Club

"I've always worked out, but I thought the opportunity to focus on it solely for 100 days would be really good," she stated as the reason to join the show.

With the help of the show, she wanted to bring down her body fat percentage to 25%. Thus, Tempestt ended her weight loss journey with Celebrity Fit Club by losing around 19 pounds.

Is Tempestt Bledsoe married?

Tempestt Bledsoe is not married. However, she is in a serious relationship with her long-time boyfriend Darryl Bell and lives with him.

Their first meeting

Darryl Bell is also an actor and has starred alongside Tempestt in several TV shows and series. They first met on the sets of the NBC sitcom series, A Different World, in 1993. The show was a spin-off of the 1984 series The Cosby Show. The duo eventually started dating.

In 2009, the couple again starred together in Fox's reality TV show, Househusbands of Hollywood

Net Worth and Height

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bledsoe holds a massive net worth amounting to $6 million. She is 5 feet 8 inches tall and has a birthmark on her right hand.

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