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Tempestt Bledsoe

The Cosby Show

Tempestt Bledsoe

Vanessa Huxtable

Vanessa Huxtable
Chicago native Tempestt Bledsoe rose to fame as the Huxtable family's middle child, sensitive and smart Vanessa. In addition to The Cosby Show, Bledsoe has been featured in several TV movies, including Dance til Dawn, Santa and Pete and Home by Midnight, plus the title role in the Afterschool Special Amazing Grace. She starred in her own teen fitness video and hosted the short-lived daytime talkfest The Tempestt Bledsoe Show. Bledsoe graduated from New York University with a degree in finance. She is still involved in acting, performing in several off-Broadway productions and in the TV movies The Expendables and 2002's Fire and Ice. She has had a recurring role on The Practice, as well as guest starring on The Parkers and The Jenny McCarthy Show.

Character Bio

Vanessa is the classic "middle child" in the family, trying to keep up with her older sisters while simultaneously hanging onto her childhood. Cliff definitely has his hands full as he and Clair help Vanessa find her place in the family and in life. Although she later causes a panic when she announces her secret engagement to an older man, Cliff soon becomes quite close to her fianc, Dabnis (After all, the fellow is extremely handy around the house).

The Cosby Show TV Schedule

Thursday
April 24
3:12am
THEOGATE
Clair stages a mock trial to get to the bottom of Theo's flimsy excuse for arriving home late.
TV-G
3:49am
IT AIN'T EASY BEING GREEN
Rudy is sick of being too young to make her own decisions about her clothing.
TV-G
Friday
April 25
3:12am
IT AIN'T EASY BEING GREEN
Rudy is sick of being too young to make her own decisions about her clothing.
TV-G
3:49am
CLIFF'S MISTAKE
The Huxtable kids put together a Halloween haunted house.
TV-G
Saturday
April 26
3:00am
CLIFF'S MISTAKE
The Huxtable kids put together a Halloween haunted house.
TV-G
3:30am
SHAKESPEARE
Theo and Cockroach turn to Cliff's party guests for help with their assignment about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
TV-G
4:00am
THAT'S NOT WHAT I SAID
Theo has a brush with the law; Cliff and Clair lash out at one another.
TV-G
4:30am
AUTUMN GIFTS
The Huxtables join forces to convince an ailing neighbor to take her medication.
TV-G
5:00am
LOOKING BACK, Part One
Elvin storms over to the Huxtable household where he gets some valuable insight into the family's history.
TV-G
5:30am
LOOKING BACK, Part Two
Flashbacks of previous episodes continue as the Huxtables tell Elvin about the family's history.
TV-G
6:00am
WHERE'S RUDY?
During the annual produce contest at the mall, Theo and Vanessa manage to misplace Rudy.
TV-G
6:30am
DANCE MANIA
Clair gets Theo and Cockroach tickets to a TV dance show.
TV-G
7:00am
SHAKESPEARE
Theo and Cockroach turn to Cliff's party guests for help with their assignment about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
TV-G
7:30am
THAT'S NOT WHAT I SAID
Theo has a brush with the law; Cliff and Clair lash out at one another.
TV-G
9:00am
AUTUMN GIFTS
The Huxtables join forces to convince an ailing neighbor to take her medication.
TV-G
9:36am
LOOKING BACK, Part One
Elvin storms over to the Huxtable household where he gets some valuable insight into the family's history.
TV-G
10:12am
LOOKING BACK, Part Two
Flashbacks of previous episodes continue as the Huxtables tell Elvin about the family's history.
TV-G
10:48am
WHERE'S RUDY?
During the annual produce contest at the mall, Theo and Vanessa manage to misplace Rudy.
TV-G
11:24am
DANCE MANIA
Clair gets Theo and Cockroach tickets to a TV dance show.
TV-G