Kim Coles

Comic, Actor, Playwright
Known for bringing a loopy, perky quality to the zany characters she plays, Kim Coles got her start in show business as first runner-up in the Big Beautiful Woman beauty pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. After a ... Read more »
Born: 01/10/1962 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Bring It! 1994 - 1995, 2006 - 2007, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Celebrity Fit Club 1992 - 1997, 2004 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Mole Hawaii 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1998, 2002 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Living Color 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1998, 2004 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Comic Standing 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1998, 2002 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1992 - 1998, 2004 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pay it Off 1994 - 1995, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

Star Search 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1998, 2002 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Test the Nation 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1998, 2002 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baby Daddy 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Are You Normal, America? 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Let's Stay Together 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Soul Man 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

United Negro College Fund: An Evening of Stars 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Oxygen's 25iest Jersey Celebs 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

10 Items Or Less 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oxygen's 25iest: Bad Girls Gone Good 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Search for the Funniest Mom in America 1994 - 1995, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2003 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Black in the '80s 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kids in America 2005 (Movie)

Loretta Jenkins (Actor)

Retrosexual: The '80s 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

My Wife and Kids 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

One on One 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Parkers 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Six Feet Under 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

To Tell the Truth 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Geena Davis Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comics Come Home 4 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

New Attitudes 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Weddings InStyle 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Vicki Lawrence Show 1995 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th NAACP Image Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Fox Fall Preview Party 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crew 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV's Spring Break '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

London Underground 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinbad & Friends All the Way Live ... Almost 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown 30: What's Goin' On! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Ladies Laughing 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Strictly Business 1991 (Movie)

Millicent (Actor)

The Sports Comedy Network 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Known for bringing a loopy, perky quality to the zany characters she plays, Kim Coles got her start in show business as first runner-up in the Big Beautiful Woman beauty pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. After a successful career as a "large-size" model, a desire to bring more glamour to her act inspired Coles to shed a few pounds. Appearances as a club performer led to her first break as a warm-up comic for NBC's "The Cosby Show". Coles also appeared on "Yo! MTV Laffs" and "Star Search" and performed as an opening act for musicians Luther Vandross, Bobby Brown, and The O'Jays, among others, and comedian Sinbad. An original ensemble member on Fox's pioneering comedy show "In Living Color", Coles also brought her unique brand of humor as the naive Synclaire James, one of the housemates, on "Living Single" (Fox, 1993-97), the hit sitcom about young "buppie" love and aspirations.

Milestones

2000

Made memorable guest appearance on "Frasier" (NBC)

1999

Became co-host of Lifetime's "New Attitudes"

1997

Published book of humor, "I'm Free But It Will Cost You"

1991

Feature acting debut in "Strictly Business"

1991

Featured in "Sinbad & Friends All the Way Live . . . Almost"

Cast as one of Geena Davis' friends on the ABC sitcom "The Geena Davis Show"

Was a regular performer and a guest host on NBC's "It's Showtime at the Apollo"

Was a regular on the Fox variety series "In Living Color"

First big break, as warm-up act for the NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show"

Starred in one-woman stage show "Homework"; premiered at the Actors' Gang Theatre in Hollywood and later in NYC at HERE Theatre; also co-wrote

Portrayed the regular role of naive Synclaire James on the Fox sitcom "Living Single"

Opened for comic Sinbad's national tour

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