KIM COLES – Mistress of Ceremonies
Actress / Comedienne / Author / Host
Actress, comedienne, author, playwright, producer 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, The Talk 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. Also known to reality audiences, KIM COLES has also 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 added game show host to her resume once again as the co-host of “Are You Normal, America?” on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
A well-known comedienne, 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. Her newest solo piece called “Oh, But Wait… There’s More!” which chronicles the ebb and flow of her Hollywood life has been touring all over the country and was called “riotous & fresh” by backstage.com. And she recently broke records on BounceTV with her top-rated hour-long comedy special called “Off The Chain”
KIM COLES is also an author who wrote 2 best-selling books, “I’m Free But it Will Cost You: The Single Life According to Kim Coles.” And “The Gratitude Journal”
KIM also added speaker to her resume and has been 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. www.openthegifts.com
KIM’s latest venture is an online workshop and community called GPS -Gratitude Passion Success- the Divine Gift of the Journey which she co-leads with her new husband, holistic health expert Reggie Mckiver. Their fairytale wedding was recently featured as part of the hit show David Tutera’s CELEBrations on WeTv and they have appeared on the Dr. Oz show and more.
SAVE THE DATE: OCT. 21, 2016, 6:30 pm
VENUE: Schomburg Center, Harlem USA,
515 Malcolm X Blvd. (135 St. & Lenox Ave.)