• Countess Danielle Vaughn was born in 1978 and is a singer and actress
• She is best known for her role on the sitcom "Moesha" and its spin-off "The Parkers"
• She has a net worth estimated to be around $1 million
• She started performing at the age of three, and released her first album in 1992
• She has also appeared in reality television shows such as "Celebrity Fit Club", "Celebrity Rap Superstar", and "Hollywood Divas".

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Short Info

Net Worth$900 Thousand
Date Of BirthAugust 8, 1978
SpouseJoseph James
FactReceived role on "227" (1985) after being appearing on "Star Search, " claiming that her favorite TV show was "227"

Who is Countess Vaughn?

Countess Danielle Vaughn was born on 8 August 1978, in Idebel, Oklahoma USA, and is a singer as well as an actress, perhaps still best known for her role as Kimberly Ann Parker in the sitcom entitled “Moesha” which ran from 1996 to 1999. She also became a part of the spin-off “the Parkers”, from 1999 to 2004.

The Wealth of Countess Vaughn

How rich is Countess Vaughn? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is close to $1 million, earned through a successful career in acting. She’s also done reality television projects in recent years, and as she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Countess started performing by singing at church at the age of three in 1981. Seven years later, she competed at the “Star Search” competition television show, singing “I’ll Be There” to win as the junior vocalist champion, and the overall junior champion. That exposure led to an acting career, beginning with the fourth season of the sitcom entitled “227”.

The show starred Marla Gibbs, and follows her daily endeavors along with her neighbors. Throughout the 1990s, Countess then made guest appearances in numerous shows, including “Roc”, “Thea”, and “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”. She also had various theatrical opportunities, including performing in the off-Broadway musical entitled “Mama”, then appeared in the production of “I Want to Sing! Part 3”. In 1992, she released her first album entitled “Countess”, which included R&B songs and dance music. She also did a cover of the James Brown song “It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” as the lead single of her album, which charted in the Billboard top 100 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.


After the release of her album which managed to sell 3,000 copies, Vaughn then had her breakthrough role in the sitcom “Moesha”, in which she was cast as Kimberly Ann Parker. She became one of the stars of the show which ran from 1996 to 1999, also starring Brandy Norwood as the titular character, a high school student with the show focusing on her life as well as her family. It became highly successful during its entire run with CBS and thanks to Vaughn’s performance, she was awarded an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

She then reprised her role in the spin-off series entitled “The Parkers”, starring alongside comedian Mo’Nique in the show which ran from 1999 to 2004, and while working on the series, appeared in the film “Trippin”, a comedy film starring Deon Richmond, and had guest roles in other television shows too, such as “Let’s Stay Together” and “Cuts”.

Later Career and Reality Television

Since the end of her run in “The Parkers”, Countess has mainly been seen as a regular in various reality television shows. She made an appearance during the third season of “Celebrity Fit Club”, which follows overweight celebrities as they try to lose weight for charity. The celebrities are divided into two teams and compete with each other to reach their target weights. She was actually the first member in the show to gain weight, saying that she was trying to lose weight at the wrong time – read on. She also appeared as a contestant in the show “Celebrity Rap Superstar” hosted by Kevin Hart, featuring eight rappers teaching eight celebrities to rap.

She was partnered with Warren G for the show, however, an illness lead her to be eliminated from the competition. One of her latest projects is the reality series “Hollywood Divas”, in which she appears alongside Paula Jai Parker, Lisa Wu and Golden Brooks. The show follows the lives of five African-American actresses trying to navigate their relationships and careers. During the first season of the show, she revealed that she had an abortion at the age of 18, and stated that it was because she had just started a television show and she knew that her career would end if she kept the baby.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Vaughn was married to Joseph James and they have a son together. Her marriage to James lasted from 2002 to 2005, and her breakup coincided during the time she was competing in “Celebrity Fit Club”.

During her television appearances, she also mentioned that she has a daughter. In an episode of “The Doctors” she revealed that she suffered from hair loss due to bad reactions from the glue used on wigs that she wore for her roles. She also has skin discoloration in many places.

General Info

Full NameCountess Vaughn
Net Worth$900 Thousand
Date Of BirthAugust 8, 1978
Height1.49 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Singer


SpouseJoseph James
ChildrenAniyah Vaughn, Jaylen James
ParentsSandra Vaughn, Leo Vaughn


AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
MoviesMax Keeble's Big Move, Trippin'
TV ShowsCelebrity Fit Club, I Love the '90s: Part Deux, The Parkers, Moesha, 227, Thugaboo, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

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1Countess is currently on VH1's Reality Show "Celebrity Fit Club 3" [January 2006]
2Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a daughter Aniyah on October 19, 2009. Child's father is unknown.
3(Summer 2003) Gave birth to her 1st child, a son Jaylen James, with her ex-husband Joseph James.
4Only 10 years younger than Monique (Nikki Parker) who plays her mother on The Parkers.
5Recorded an album, which was released in 1992, entitled "Countess" on Virgin Records.
6Received role on "227" (1985) after being appearing on "Star Search, " claiming that her favorite TV show was "227"




The White Sistaspost-productionLondon White
According to Him + Her2014TV SeriesReenactment
More to Love2014Karen
Let's Stay Together2011TV SeriesChanteuse
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street2006TV MovieDee Dee (voice)
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness2006TV MovieDee Dee (voice)
Cuts2006TV SeriesKelli
The Parkers1999-2004TV SeriesKimberly Ann Parker
Max Keeble's Big Move2001Office Admin. Assistant
Moesha1996-1999TV SeriesKimberly Ann Parker
Trippin'1999Anetta Jones
Jungle Cubs1996-1997TV SeriesToo-Sherra
Goode Behavior1997TV Series
Minor Adjustments1996TV SeriesMonique
Roc1993-1994TV SeriesCarolita
Thea1994TV SeriesCharlene
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1992-1993TV SeriesKeisha
Fievel's American Tails1992TV SeriesMonique
2271988-1989TV SeriesAlexandria DeWitt

Music Department

The Parkers1999-2004TV Series composer - 110 episodes


The White Sistasexecutive producer post-production


The Parkers2004TV Series performer - 1 episode


Hollywood Today Live2015TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Divas2014TV SeriesHerself
The Real2014TV SeriesHerself
Life After2010-2011TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Rap Superstar2007TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Fit Club2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHerself
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHerself (as Countess Vaughn James)
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHerself (as Countess Vaughn James)
MADtv2003TV SeriesHerself
Star Search2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHerself
68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade1999TV SpecialHerself
It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1988-1989TV SeriesHerself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1988TV SeriesHerself
The Magical World of Disney1988TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

TV's Greatest Sidekicks2004TV Special


Won Awards

1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesMoesha (1996)

Nominated Awards

2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesMoesha (1996)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesMoesha (1996)
1989Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Featured, Co-starring, Supporting, Recurring Role in a Comedy or Drama Series or Special227 (1985)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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