Terri J Vaughn
Terri J Vaughn
Celebrated Name: Terri J Vaughn
Real Name/Full Name: Terri Juanita Vaughn
Gender: Female
Age: 54 years old
Birth Date: 16 October 1969
Birth Place: San Francisco, California
Nationality: American
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 68kg
Sexual Orientation: straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Karon Riley
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Daylen Ali Carolina, Kal’El Joseph Riley, Lola Riley)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Terri J Vaughn Lesbian?: No
Profession: Actress, director and producer
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth in 2024:  $3 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Terri Juanita Vaughn, commonly known as Terri J Vaughn, is an American based actress, producer and director. This stunning lady is famously known for her role as a high school secretary in the WB sitcom Steve Harvey Show (1997-2002) as high school secretary Lovita Alize Jenkins – Robinson.

In the ‘All of Us’ series, she also acted as a first-grade teacher named Jonelle Abrahams. Moreover, she had played roles in various films such as ‘Black Scorpion’, ‘ Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice In the Hood’, ‘Friday’ ‘Dirty Laundry, and more.

Perhaps the most fascinating is her humble background and her beating the odds to rise in the career journey as we shall discuss below.

Maybe you know about Terri J Vaughn very well But do you know how old and tall is she, and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Terri J Vaughn’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, husband, boyfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Terri Juanita Vaughn was born on 16 October 1969 in San Fransisco, California, United States. She was also raised here. Hers was a humble background, being a daughter of a hardworking secretary and a department store employee. She has a sister named Tracy L Ward.

Growing up, she was a highly ambitious child, modelling and working in MacDonald’s to support her family. Amazingly, she sang in the choir and was very good in her studies. As a young woman, she was often the target of bullies, which caused her to have difficulty coping in San Francisco’s Ridgeview Terrace Housing Project, where she lived.

Those occurrences did not deter her, however. She continued, having been given a job as an operator and a post office employee, with which salaries enabled her to buy her own car, and finally made it to college. She joined California State University.

At this time, events occurred that would shape her whole career journey. She accepted a friend’s request to participate in the Miss Black California Pageant in her senior years. In this competition, she read a passage by Ntozake Shange’s ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf’; She was really impressive, which saw her to the Los Angeles finals. At this stage, one of the judges requested her appearance in the show that he was producing here.

Subsequently, she went on a tour of ‘Telling It Lize Liz ‘This was the turning point of her career

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 16 October 1969, Terri J Vaughn is 54 years old as of today’s date 15th June 2024. Her height is 168 cm tall, and weight is 68 kg.

Personal Life: husband, boyfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Terri j Vaughn’s love life had an interesting spin altogether. She met with her former husband Derrick A Carolina while at California State University, where they fell in love and got married. All of this happened in 1999.

The couple was blessed with a son, Daylen A Calorina, in October 2001. However, the marriage lasted only six years as they divorced in 2005.

Terri terms the details of the marriage later as her being a “ hopeless romantic “and that she was “in love with the picture of us – security, safety and tradition”, which prompted her “to stay in an unhealthy relationship much longer than was needed”.This was interesting indeed.

Moving on swiftly, she dated Karon Riley, a football player starting from May 2007. The duo got happily married eight months later, in January 2008. After that, the couple welcomed a second-born son named Kal’El Joseph Riley, born in April the same year. A few years later, they welcomed a third born, Lola Riley, in 2014. She is an only daughter.


From the onset, Vaughn has been a very successful personality and has been engaged in various activities.

Her career started gaining momentum starting from1990s when she featured in films such as ‘Friday’   ‘Black Scorpion ‘, its sequel ‘Black Scorpion II: Aftershock’, and ‘Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.’

In 1997, she acted in the role of high school secretary Lovita Alizé Jenkins-Robinson, for which she is famously known, in the WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show. This series ended in 2002.

Later in 2002, she was cast in the role of Eva Holly in ‘Soul Food’, a Showtime drama series.

Moving forward from 2003, Vaught became a regular of the series on the UPN/The CW sitcom ‘All of Us’, She went on to establish a production company where she produced films such as ‘ A Cross to Bear’  In 2007, she had supporting roles both in ‘Dirty Laundry’ and ‘Daddy’s Little Girls’.

Vaughn has shown that she is comfortable with major and minor roles and, therefore, very versatile. In 2016, she made her directing debut with ‘#DigitalLivesMatter’, a comedy film.

She has continued making progress in her career journey. In 2017, she was featured in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series dubbed ‘Greenleaf.’

Awards & Achievements

Vaughn’s determination has not been without results. She has continued to soar in the entertainment industry.

As a high school secretary ‘Lovita Alizé Jenkins-Robinson’ in the’ Steve Harvey Show ‘, she received three earned three ‘NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ in 2001-2003. This was due to her splendid performance in the show.

In her role as ‘Eva Holly’ in the drama series’ Soul Food’, she bagged another NAACP image award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nomination. This was in 2002.

Vaughn did not stop there. In 2003, as a series regular of the UPN/The CW sitcom ‘All of Us’, she received a BET Comedy Award nomination. This was in 2004.

We expect more awards and achievements in the future for her as she has quite a promising career still ahead.

Net Worth & Salary of Terri J Vaughn in 2024

Terri J Vaughn Net Worth
Terri J Vaughn Net Worth

Owing to a lot of endeavours t in different films and series throughout her career, Vaugn has amassed quite a sum of money and continues to do so.

As of June 2024, Her net worth is estimated to be $3 million currently. However, as time goes on, we continue to expect a rise of this amount as she is still resolute in her passion for her career. We wish her well. More information will be updated as it changes.

Terri Vaughn has been a very determined and ambitious woman, beating all the odds in the highly competitive entertainment industry. Because of this, she has grown to become a household name and an inspiration to many

Moreover, she has started a foundation named ’Ta ke Wings Foundation’, which shows how passionate she is to see the youngsters growing up in public housing and foster care motivated and inspired. This is such an honorable act indeed.


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