About the Director, Terri J. Vaughn...
As a director, Terri’s latest project, Unthinkably Good Things, filmed in Rome, Italy, launched Crown Media’s Hallmark Mahogany brand in 2022. Terri also directed an episode of Disney’s Bunk’d for their 22/23 season. Other notable projects directed by Terri is the first comedic episode of BET’s TALES and Reuben Cannon Entertainment’s Soul Santa. She’s directed several Viacom movies, including the romantic comedy Angrily Ever After, the fun family classic ‘Twas The Chaos Before Christmas, starring Sherri Shepherd and Cynthia McWilliams, and the hilarious female buddy flick Christmas Belles, featuring Janet Hubert and the legendary John Amos. Terri’s directing debut in 2016, which she also produced, was the hilarious ‘Friday-isque’ independent comedy #DigitalLivesMatter, starring social media comedic influencers, DC Young Fly, Emmanuel Hudson and B.Simone.
Terri J. Vaughn first stole America’s heart as an actress, with her comical portrayal of the lovable Lovita Alizay Jenkins on The Steve Harvey Show. After six successful seasons, she went on to star in Will Smith's executive produced sitcom All of Us, Showtime’s hit drama Soul Food,
and Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns. Terri currently stars on season 2 of Ava DuVernay’s Cherish The Day, BET’s First Wives Club and BounceTV’s Johnson. HBO’s groundbreaking series Insecure, spun off Terri’s poignant character Rose Cranberry and her fictional investigative show, Looking For LaToya, into a scripted podcast series for Raedio and TenderfootTV. After winning 2 Webby Awards, HBO and Issa Rae brought Terri back as Rose Cranberry for another podcast spin-off, We Stay Looking, which also won a 2022 Webby for best scripted fiction podcast. Terri has been honored with three NAACP Image Awards for her work on The Steve Harvey Show.
As a producer, Terri has produced over 16 projects under her independent production company, Nina Holiday Entertainment, with her producing partner Cas Sigers-Beedles. Terri produced and starred in television’s highly rated Girlfriends’ Getaway and its sequel, Girlfriends Getaway 2.
Out of her desire to give back to her community, Terri founded Take Wings Foundation (1997), in the San Francisco Bay Area to mentor young women growing up in at risk communities. Terri's passion is to uplift and motivate young women to believe in themselves.
"We've had great heartwarming, slice of life comedies directed from the perspectives of Rob Reiner, Judd Apatow, Nancy Meyer and the like. It's time we add a new perspective into the mix - comedic, relatable stories directed from a black woman's view point. We need that. ”
~Terri J. Vaughn
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Terri J. Vaughn is a Content Creator. Directing has given her another arm to reach and entertain her audience. She is excited and prepared to continue to take on the role of Director, bringing engaging, enlightening and humorous stories in an inspirational and relatable way.
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