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Kim Coles

Kim coles at 2009 GLAAD Tidings event
Born Kimberley Coles
January 11, 1962 (1962-01-11) (age 48)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress/Comedian
Years active 1990–present

Kimberley "Kim" Coles (born January 11, 1962) is an American actress and comedian.


Coles has appeared on many television shows, including Frasier (where she became known for playing "Dr." Mary Thomas), Six Feet Under, Celebrity Mole and The Geena Davis Show. She is perhaps best known for her roles on two FOX series; first as an original cast member of the sketch comedy series In Living Color, then as Synclaire James on the sitcom Living Single and as the mother of Spirit on One on One. Coles is a published author; her book is called I'm Free But It Will Cost You, ISBN 978-0786883226, Hyperion Books, 1998.

Coles appeared on Celebrity Mole: Hawaii and was the first contestant to be eliminated. At the reunion of the show, she was one of two celebrities (the other was Michael Boatman) to correctly guess that Frederique van der Wal was the series' saboteur, Kathy Griffin was the winner, and Erik von Detten was the runner-up. Coles also joined other celebrities for a weight loss journey on the VH-1 reality show, Celebrity Fit Club. After 16 weeks, she lost a total of 24 lbs, and dropping nearly 4 percentage points in body fat, going from 34.7% to 31%. She accomplished this with the help of her team: "Ralphie's Angels". She lost 10.2% of her body weight, dropping down to 196 lbs.

Coles was a regular panelist on the 2000 revival of To Tell the Truth during its second season. She was also featured as a guest host on two episodes of The View. Coles was a co-host of the syndicated daytime television show "In The Loop With iVillage" alongside Donald Trump's The Apprentice 1 winner Bill Rancic and fellow season one contestant Ereka Vetrini. She has recently joined the cast of 10 Items or Less on TBS.

On September 30, 2009, she will host the new game show Pay It Off on BET, which is similar to Debt. 2010 she will be be on Rupauls drag race

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