Terri J. Vaughn
Actress, Director, and Producer
Terri J. Vaughn is an American actress, director, and producer. Terri first 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 Jonell, and then as Renee, a sassy and hilarious nurse, on Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns. Terri’s also be seen as Melisse, on Oprah Winfrey’s drama series, “Greenleaf,” and featured again as Cedric The Entertainer’s wife on BET’s ‘The Comedy Get Down.” From her first professional job in a 20-city tour of “Tellin’ it Like it Tiz,” this San Francisco native has proven herself as a respected and talented go to in the entertainment business.
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 the groundbreaking series “Soulfood.” Included on Terri’s long resume is the Tyler Perry film “Daddy’s Little Girls,” as well as the independent dramedies, “Dirty Laundry”, “3 Can Play That Game” and “Marriage Chronicles,” just to name a few.
Along with starring in several other independent projects, Terri has produced multiple projects under her independent production company, Nina Holiday Entertainment. Out of her desire to give back to her community, in 1997, Terri started Take Wings Foundation, in the San Francisco Bay Area, to mentor young women growing up in at-risk communities
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