TERRI J. VAUGHN
Terri J. Vaughn has entertained us on television for more than fifteen years. First, she stole America’s heart with her lovable portrayal of Lovita Alizay Jenkins on “The Steve Harvey Show.” After that, she made her way to Will Smith’s executive produced, “All of Us,” as school teacher Jonell, and she can now be seen as Renee, a sexy, sassy and hilarious nurse, on Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns. From her first professional job in a 20-city tour of “Tellin’ it Like it Tiz” to “Living Single,” to a single mother wrongly accused of abusing her child on “ER,” this San Francisco native has proven herself as a talent to be reckoned with.
Terri has been honored with three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work on “The Steve Harvey Show.” She was also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work on “Soulfood,” as Eva Holly, during her multi-episode guest arc on the groundbreaking series. Included on Terri’s resume is the Tyler Perry film “Daddy’s Little Girls.” She can also be seen in the independent dramedies, “Dirty Laundry”, “3 Can Play That Game” and “The Marriage Chronicles.”
Included on Terri’s resume is the Tyler Perry film “Daddy’s Little Girls,” where she gets to flex her acting chops as the bitchy Brenda, playing opposite Gabrielle Union and Idris Elba. She can also be seen in the independent dramedy, “Dirty Laundry,” starring opposite Rockmond Dunbar and Loretta Devine and “3 Can Play That Game,” where Terri is hilarious. Along with starring in several other independent projects and conducting her Atlanta based acting school at The Green Room, Terri adds to her list of can-do’s, by producing multiple projects under her and producing partner, Cas Siger’s production company, Nina Holiday Entertainment.
Along with starring in several other independent projects and conducting her Atlanta based acting school, Terri adds to her list of can-do’s, by producing multiple projects under her and Cas Sigers’ production company, Nina Holiday Entertainment. “Between Sisters,” which aired as the highest rated show on GMC Network and “Sugar Mommas,” which was nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award, are just a couple of the projects Terri created, starred in and produced under Nina Holiday Entertainment. This year NHE released the family film, “Hamlet & Hutch,” starring legendary Burt Reynolds, and just recently the highly anticipated, “Girlfriends’ Getaway,” produced by and starring Terri, with Malinda Williams, Garcelle Beauvais and Essence Atkins premiered as the highest rated movie ever in TVOne history. This year Terri also expanded her creative passions by directing her first half hour sitcom pilot, “Brucesky’s,” starring comedian Bruce-Bruce, Carl Payne and Terri J. Vaughn, herself.
This woman is also determined to create positive, inspirational images and experiences for young women growing up in at risk communities. Out of her desire to give back to her community, in 1997, Terri started Take Wings Foundation, in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is just another testament to the well-rounded, grounded and passionate artist that so many have come to know and love as Terri J. Vaughn.