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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

Sunday
April 20
12:00pm
CLIFF'S 50TH BIRTHDAY
Denise and Sondra return home to help the Huxtable family celebrate Cliff's half-century birthday.
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12:30pm
I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW
The family tries to hide Sondra and Elvin's news about their engagement from Cliff.
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1:00pm
THE ANDALUSLAN FLU
When both Cliff and Clair come down with the flu, Theo takes over the head of the household.
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1:30pm
BALD AND BEAUTIFUL
Cliff visits with old friend Scott Kelly, whose recent heart attack has caused him to change his entire personality.
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2:00pm
PLANNING PARENTHOOD
Clair's sister arrives for a visit and announces her desire to have a baby.
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Tuesday
April 22
3:00am
HILLMAN
The Huxtable family visits Denise at Hillman to pay tribute to retiring college president Dr. Hanes.
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3:30am
CALL OF THE WILD
Newlyweds Sondra and Elvin return from their honeymoon.
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Wednesday
April 23
3:00am
CALL OF THE WILD
Newlyweds Sondra and Elvin return from their honeymoon.
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3:30am
THEOGATE
Clair stages a mock trial to get to the bottom of Theo's flimsy excuse for arriving home late.
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