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Iyanla Vanzant is an inspirational speaker, New Thought spiritual teacher, author, and television personality currently residing in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States.

Her books have appeared five times on the New York Times Bestseller List.Template:Fact

In the year 2000, she was named one of the 100 Most Influential Black Americans by Ebony magazine which said that "Her books, lectures and television appearances have made her a multimedia high priestess of healthy relationships."[1] In 2001 she hosted her own short-lived talk show Iyanla. Three years later, she joined Rhonda Britten on the television series Starting Over as a life coach, replacing Rana Walker till the shows end in May 2006.Template:Fact

She is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.[2] Vanzant presently manages the Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development, which she founded.Template:Fact


Filmography and bibliography



  • Iyanla (TV Series) (2001-2002) (Host)
  • Starting Over (Seasons 2 and 3) (2004-2006) (Life Coach)
  • The Last Stand (2006) (post-production) playing "Cheryl's Mom"

TV Guest Appearances

  • Tavis Smiley (29 April 2004) playing "Herself"
  • Moesha (8 May 2000) in episode: "The Robbing Hood" (episode # 5.20) playing "Herself"
  • The Chris Rock Show (8 October 1999) playing "Herself"
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show (31 August 1999)
  • The Salt n Pepa Show (February 2008)


  1. Ebony magazine, May 1, 2000.
  2. Alpha Kappa Alpha membership

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