Kim Coles

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Actress

Birth Date: January 11, 1962

Age: 62 years old

Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York

Known for bringing a loopy, perky quality to the zany characters she plays, Kim Coles got her start in show business as first runner-up in the Big Beautiful Woman beauty pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. After a successful career as a "large-size" model, a desire to bring more glamour to her act inspired Coles to shed a few pounds. Appearances as a club performer led to her first break as a warm-up comic for NBC's "The Cosby Show." Coles also appeared on "Yo! MTV Laffs" and "Star Search" and performed as an opening act for musicians Luther Vandross, Bobby Brown, and The O'Jays, among others, and comedian Sinbad. An original ensemble member on Fox's pioneering comedy show "In Living Color," Coles also brought her unique brand of humor as the naive Synclaire James, one of the housemates, on "Living Single" (Fox, 1993-97), the hit sitcom about young "buppie" love and aspirations.

After the demise of the sitcom, Coles published a book of humor about dating, "I'm Free But It Will Cost You" (Hyperion, 1997) and co-wrote and starred in the one-person autobiographical stage show "Homework." She eventually became a host of the Lifetime series "New Attitudes" (1999) before returning to regular series work as one of the star's friends in the ABC sitcom "The Geena Davis Show" (2000-01).

Credits

Rewind the 90sStream

Self
Reality
2023

The Surreal LifeStream

Self
Reality
2022

A Marriage Made in Heaven

Actor
Angela Tucker
Show
2022

Finding Happy

Actor
Series
2022

Sherri

Guest
Talk
2022

A Jenkins Family ChristmasStream

Actor
Beverly
Movie
2021

Tamron Hall

Guest
Talk
2019

Love Is Not Enough

Actor
Angela
Movie
2019

25 Words or LessStream

Self
Game Show
2018

Sister Circle

Guest
Talk
2017

Daily Blast Live

Host
Show
2017

Hair Tales

Actor
Show
2016

T.D. Jakes

Guest
Show
2016

Celebrity Food Fight

Contestant
Show
2015

Bring It!

Host
Show
2014

Bethenny

Guest
Talk
2013

Quick DrawStream

Guest Star
Series
2013

The Real

Guest
Talk
2013

Exhale

Guest
Show
2013

The Soul ManStream

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Wanda
Series
2012

Baby DaddyStream

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Vice Principal Peters
Series
2012

Are You Normal, America?

Host
Show
2012

The Chew

Guest
Talk
2011

Dr. Drew's Lifechangers

Guest
Show
2011

Dish Nation

Guest
Talk
2011

An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan

Guest Star
Show
2011

Let's Stay Together

Guest Star
Show
2011

The Talk

Guest
Talk
2010

Access Hollywood Live

Actor
Show
2010

The Nate Berkus Show

Guest
Talk
2010

Hollywood Uncensored

Guest
Show
2010

Pay It Off

Host
Show
2009

The Dr. Oz Show

Guest
Talk
2009

Wig

Actor
Cacey
Show
2009

My Black Is Beautiful

Host
Show
2009

The Wendy Williams Show

Guest
Talk
2008

In the Loop With iVillage

Host
Show
2007

The Better Show

Guest
Show
2007

The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet

Guest
Show
2007

10 Items or Less

Actor
Mercedes "Mercy" P. Jones
Show
2006

Our World With Black Enterprise

Guest
Show
2006

Comics Unleashed With Byron Allen

Guest
Talk
2006

Comics Unleashed With Byron Allen

Guest Star
Talk
2006

Kids in America

Actor
Loretta Jenkins
Movie
2005

Celebrity Mole Hawaii

Self
Show
2003

One on OneStream

Guest Star
Series
2001

Six Feet UnderStream

Guest Star
Dolores
Series
2001
81%

My Wife and KidsStream

Guest Star
Series
2001

The Geena Davis Show

Actor
Judy Owens
Show
2000

The ParkersStream

Guest Star
Series
1999

The Show

Guest Star
Show
1996

MADtvStream

Guest Star
Series
1995
43%

The Crew

Guest Star
Show
1995

MTV's Spring Break '95

Self
Co-Host
Show
1995

FrasierStream

Guest Star
Dr. Mary
Series
1993
95%

Living SingleStream

Actor
Synclaire James
Series
1993

ComicViewStream

Actor
Series
1992

Strictly Business

Actor
Millicent
Movie
1991

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