The new co-host of OWN’s (Oprah Winfrey Network) newest game show, “Are You Normal America” Kim Coles is no stranger to Hollywood, starred in numerous hit television programs including her five-season turn as the unforgettable “Synclaire” on FOX’s ground-breaking comedy series Living Single, Fraiser and In Living Color just to name a few. She later added “game show host” to her extensive resume with BET’s ground breaking show Pay it Off, becoming the first African-American woman to host a prime time game show.
Kim Coles is taking that same guiding spirit and empowering people, combining comedy and inspiration with Open the G.I.F.T.S., a transformational program designed to inspire her fans to discover their own true G.I.F.T.S. so they can share them with the world.
Actress / Comedienne / Author / Host
Actress, comedienne, author, playwright 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 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. KIM COLES is also known to reality audiences for having 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 returned to the role of game show host this past summer as the co-host of “Are You Normal, America?” on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). In addition Kim she has quickly become a fan favorite as “Wanda” on TVLand’s new hit comedy series, The Soul Man.
Keeping with her comedienne roots, 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. She debuts her new solo piece called “Oh, But Wait. There’s More!” in the prestigious Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2012
KIM COLES is also an author who wrote a best-selling book, “I’m Free But it Will Cost You: The Single Life According to Kim Coles.” Her newest release “The Gratitude Journal”
With her latest venture, KIM has added speaker to her resume and is 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. http://www.openthegifts.com
Live, Love and Laugh . . . Outloud!
Kim helps bring true life back into the workplace by connecting people to the heart and mission of the organization through laughter while celebrating similarities verses differences.
It’s Awkward Before It’s Elegant
A refreshing candid approach to Restore, Reshape, and Reclaim your true self. Kim peels back the layers of fame and shares how even as an actress, comedian, author, and of course Super Model, she too has had her fair share of awkward life moments.
The Gift is in the Journey
Get ready for Kim to help reveal how you can discover the true beauty in doing you! She says it’s the season to redefine the rules, and express your true G.I.F.T.S. by exploring and practicing acts of Gratitude Intention, Forgiveness, sharing your Triumphs, and exploring the nature of Self-Love.