Countess Vaughn

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Countess Vaughn
Birth name Countess Danielle Vaughn
Born August 8, 1978 in Idabel, Oklahoma, USA
Sometimes credited as Countess Vaughn James
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
227 Alexandra DeWitt 1988–1989 4
Moesha Kim Parker 1996–1999 1 2 3 4
The Parkers Kim Parker 1999–2004 1 2 3 4 5

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Keisha 1x05 - Cheers October 27, 1992
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Keshia 1x06 - Warriors (1) November 10, 1992
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Keisha 1x11 - Unforgettable January 5, 1993
Roc Carolita 3x11 - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father November 16, 1993
Roc Carolita 3x19 - The Last Temptation of Roc February 15, 1994
Goode Behavior Rolanda 1x16 - Goode Lovin' February 10, 1997

Awards and Accolades

NAACP Image Awards

(1 Win in 3 Nominations)


  • Was a former contestant on "Star Search" where she was the show's junior vocalist champion in 1988
  • Began singing when she was 3 years old in church
  • Starred on "227" in its fourth season after appearing on "Star Search"
  • Released an album "Countess" in 1992 which sold 3,000 copies
  • Was married to Joseph James from 2002 to 2005; they have a son, Jaylen (born in 2003)
  • Has a daughter, Aniyah (born in 2009)
  • Suffered from hair loss to having bad reactions from the glue that was used on the wigs that she wore over the years
  • Starred on VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club" where she became the first cast member of the show to ever gain weight, gaining 2 pounds
  • While starring on the TV One network reality series "Hollywood Divas," she revealed that she had an abortion when she was around 18 years old