Tempestt Bledsoe Biography – The Cosby Show Star

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Tempestt Bledsoe is a renowned actress known for her role in The Cosby Show. Image Source: Social Media.

Tempestt Bledsoe is a renowned American actress who came into prominence after starring as Vanessa Huxtable on the NBC sitcom, The Cosby Show. She has been involved in the acting industry since 1985 and is still active. She has gained significant fame and fortune in her career.

Tempestt has however kept her personal details private. Many want to know about her and have shown curiosity to learn about her personal matters. So, let’s take a look at Tempestt Bledsoe’s biography including facts about her early life, partner, and many more.

Illinois Native Actress

Tempestt was born on August 1, 1973. She grew up in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Tempestt Bledsoe’s mom, Willa Bledsoe is a retired teacher. However, there is no information about her dad.

It is not known which high school she went to. Bledsoe attended New York University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in finance.

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Tempestt Bledsoe Net Worth And Earnings

Tempestt has become a household name in the entertainment industry. As mentioned earlier, she began acting in 1984 and is still very active. According to The Richest, Tempestt Bledsoe’s net worth is $13 million. Her fortune mainly comprises her earnings from acting ventures.

Bledsoe ventured into the entertainment business at the age of four when she landed commercials for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal and Safeway grocery stores. When she was nine years old, she was cast as Vanessa Huxtable on The Cosby Show and that was her career breakthrough.

In her professional acting career, Tempestt has acted in several movies and television series. Jingle Bell, N-Secure, BachelorMan, ParaNorman, etc are some of the films that she has acted in. Likewise, Monsters, Jennie, The Replacements, Clean House, etc. are a few television series that she has starred in.

The annual base salary of an actress in America is $91,401. So, in over two decades of her acting ventures, Tempestt Bledsoe must have earned significantly. As a result, it is estimated that Tempestt Bledsoe’s net worth is $13 million. Likewise, Celebrity Net Worth reports her fortune to be $6 million. Well, whatever might be the amount, the actress seems to have amassed millions to her name.

Another actor who has earned substantially in his career is Jordan Warkol.

Has Been In A Relationship For A Long Time

There’s no doubt that Tempestt has become a household name in the acting business. Although she has acted in dozens of movies and television series, she has always been known as Vanessa Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Well, the acting career is not the only thing that Bledsoe has become successful. It’s her love life too.

Bledsoe has been in a relationship with A Different World actor Darryl M. Bell. The couple met in 1989 on the set of A Different World where he played college student Ron Johnson Jr. The things did not take off then and there. Five years later, the pair started dating. It has been many years since their relationship started.

Tempestt Bledsoe's boyfriend
Tempestt Bledsoe and Darryl M. Bell have been dating since 1993. Image Source: Social Media.

However, the smitten pair have stated that they aren’t interested in exchanging the vows. She revealed that she wouldn’t say they would never marry, but she feels great about the way things are. Likewise, Tempestt Bledsoe’s beau might also agree with her thoughts.

It has been several years since the duo started dating and it must have been a wonderful journey. The couple does not have any kids of their own. But who knows they might be planning.

Nonetheless, Tempestt must be living a wonderful life with her boyfriend. As she is still active in the acting business, her fortune is likely to ascend in the coming days. Plus only time will tell if we will hear the actress’s wedding bells.

Trivia And Facts

  • Tempestt does not have an Instagram account.
  • At the age of 19, she took a sabbatical from acting in order to complete her degree at NYU.
  • She and her boyfriend appeared in the reality show Househusbands of Hollywood.
  • Tempestt is known to have Vitiligo, a skin-related disease caused due to the lack of melanin.
  • In 2009, she lost 19 lbs after joining the Celebrity Fit Club.