Actress, Comedienne, Author, Playwright
Actress, comedienne, author, playwright and TV personality KIM COLES is truly a renaissance woman. Best known for her zany characters and outrageous sense of humor, KIM COLES began her journey to Hollywood when she was announced the runner-up in the “Big Beautiful Woman” pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She rode her beauty pageant success into a plus-size modeling career and began performing as a stand-up comedienne, which ultimately turned into a showbiz career that has continued to skyrocket.
Best known for her five-season turn as the unforgettable “Synclaire” on FOX’s ground-breaking comedy series, Living Single, KIM COLES has starred in numerous hit television programs including Frasier, Six Feet Under, In Living Color, One on One and the uproarious TBS comedy series 10 Items Or Less. She was the co-host of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show, In the Loop with iVillage and has been a guest co-host for various shows, including The View and Good Day Live. She was the host of BET’s My Black is Beautiful, a show that was part of a national initiative sponsored by Proctor & Gamble celebrating the diverse, collective beauty of African-American women.
KIM COLES is also known to reality audiences for having appeared on The Mole and VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club. KIM later added game show host to her extensive resume with BET’s groundbreaking show Pay it Off, becoming the first African-American woman to host a primetime game show. She returned to the role of game show host this past summer as the co-host of “Are You Normal, America?” on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). In addition Kim she has quickly become a fan favorite as “Wanda” on TVLand’s new hit comedy series, The Soul Man.
Keeping with her comedienne roots, KIM COLES continues to bring her fresh take on love, life, and laughter to comedy club stages across the nation. She has co-written and starred in her own award-winning play, Homework, a one-woman stage show about the lives of three best friends who progress from elementary school to womanhood. She debuts her new solo piece called “Oh, But Wait. There’s More!” in the prestigious Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2012
KIM COLES is also an author who wrote a best-selling book, “I’m Free But it Will Cost You: The Single Life According to Kim Coles.”
With her latest venture, KIM has added speaker to her resume and is taking that same guiding spirit and empowering people, combining comedy and inspiration a transformational program called G.I.F.T.S, designed to inspire you to discover your own true “gifts” so you may share them with the world. Kim’s new book “Gratitude Journal” in which she shares her own personal journey in order to inspire others is available at www.openthegifts.com.