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Porscha Coleman

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Porscha Coleman
Porscha Coleman 2014.jpg Porscha_Coleman_2014.jpg
Coleman in Los Angeles, California on August 27, 2014
BornPorscha Lee Coleman
Van Nuys, California, U.S.
🏡 ResidenceCalifornia
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  1998–present
🌐 WebsitePorschaColeman.com

Porscha Lee Coleman is an American actress, singer, dancer, and TV host, who is best known for her guest starring television role as Erica Willis on the UPN series The Parkers, Rachel in the Disney Channel Original Movie Pixel Perfect, and on MTV's improvisation show Wild 'n Out.[1][2] She attended Millikan Middle School Performing Arts Magnet in Sherman Oaks, California, and Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet in Hollywood, California. Coleman is also a correspondent, appearing on Black Entertainment Television, hosting on 106 & Park, Spring Bling, and BET: Notarized. She is a recurring guest co-host on Maury. She currently lives in California.

She is one of the hosts of Hollywood Today Live which premiered on July 14, 2014 on 9 FOX-owned stations across the US.[3]

Music[edit]

In 2001, she appeared on the Great Pretenders, a television music game show on Fox Family, hosted by former pop trio Wild Orchid. Contestants lip sync and dance to their favorite songs and are judged by a live studio audience, for the chance to win various prizes. Coleman won singing Jennifer Lopez's "Waiting for Tonight".[4][5]

Year Film Role
2001 Great Pretenders Herself (singer/winner)
2008 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Herself
2008 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself

Her single "Take It" features Academy Award-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia.[6] The music video debuted as New Joint of the Day on Black Entertainment Television's 106 & Park.[7]

Television[edit]

Coleman has made guest and recurring appearances on TV shows including The Parkers, 7th Heaven, My Wife and Kids, and Boston Public. She appeared in a comedy sketch alongside Andy Dick which aired during the 2004 Teen Choice Awards. [8] She was cast as one of two girls on Season 4 of the hit MTV improvisational comedy show, Wild 'n Out, starring Nick Cannon. In 2014, she appeared on the HBO show Silicon Valley as Mochachino.[9]

Dance[edit]

Coleman has danced on the Soul Train Awards, appeared four times on the BET Awards with artists such as 50 Cent and Sean Combs, and performed on the American Music Awards of 2004 with Kanye West. In 2007 and 2008, she appeared as a lead dancer in sketches for the late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! In 2008, she choreographed and danced in the music video "Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body)", for Academy Award-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia.[11]

Year Film Role
1998 The Gregory Hines Show Christy Putnum
1999 NYPD Blue Tonya
2000 Touched by an Angel Renee
2001 The Geena Davis Show Sandy
2001 The Ellen Show Kid #1
2002 My Wife and Kids Shaneka
2002 The Jersey Vanessa Gilpin
2002–2003 Boston Public Sheila Pepper (recurring)
2003 The Parkers Erica Willis (recurring)
2004 10-8: Officers on Duty Kim Nash
2004 Eve Lisa
2004–2005 7th Heaven Angela (recurring)
2005 Bones Female Dancer #1
2006 Entourage Minor role
2007 Room 401 Herself
2007 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself
2007 Wild 'n Out Herself (cast)
2010 The League Camille
2011 The Closer Dancer #3
2012 New Girl Blade
2013 The Hustle Danielle
2014 Silicon Valley Mochachino
2015 Switched at Birth Georgia
2018 Empire Mercedes (recurring)[10]
2019 Ballers Regina
2020 Good Girls Mindy
Year Film Role
2004 BET Awards Dancer
2004 American Music Award Dancer
2005 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself
2005 BET Awards Dancer
2005 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself
2005 Soul Train Music Awards Dancer
2006 BET Awards Dancer
2006–2007 Las Vegas Dancer #2 (recurring)
2007 BET Awards Dancer
2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Dancer
2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Dancer

Hosting[edit]

Year Film Role
2009 BET's Notorized Herself/host
2010 106 & Park Herself/host (recurring)
2010 Spring Bling: Get to Steppin' 1 Herself/host
2010 Spring Bling: Get to Steppin' 2 Herself/host
2010 Maury Herself/co-host
2010 BET's Notorized Herself/host
2011 106 & Park Herself/host (recurring)
2012 Maury Herself/co-host
2012 2012 Soul Train Music Awards Herself/host
2013 Maury Herself/co-host
2013 The Winner Is Herself/guest judge
2013 2013 Soul Train Music Awards Herself/host
2014- Hollywood Today Live Herself/host

Coleman also hosted Black Entertainment Television's Spring Bling: Get to Steppin' 1 [12] and Spring Bling: Get to Steppin' 2[13] where the best fraternities and sororities battle in a step show competition, in hopes of winning the top prize. Both episodes aired in April 2010 from Daytona Beach, Florida. In October 2010, Coleman appeared as a guest celebrity correspondent on Maury, introducing shocking clips with host Maury Povich.[14] In December 2010, she was a host on the show BET: Notarized. She was a correspondent for the 2012 Soul Train Music Awards[15][16] and the BET Awards 2012.[17]

She returned as a correspondent in 2013 to both events, which were held in Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California.[18][19] She is currently the host of Hollywood Today Live, which debuted on Fox Broadcasting Company and Media General stations on September 14, 2015.[20]

Commercials[edit]

Coleman has made appearances in a Knowledge Generation Bureau and a Boost Mobile commercial.[21] She also appeared in a national Miller Lite commercial called "Text." [22] In 2011, Coleman appeared as a pop star in a Smart Fortwo commercial.[23] In 2012, she appeared in the Panda Express commercial "Paw Plate."[24] In 2014, she appeared in a Toyota dance commercial.[25]

Music videos[edit]

Coleman appeared as a love interest of Travis McCoy in the music video for the hit single "Cupid's Chokehold", performed by Gym Class Heroes, featuring Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy.[26]

In 2015, Porscha starred as the leading lady in Nickelback music video "She Keeps Me Up" and was featured on the mega screen during their No Fixed Address tour.[27]

Year Song Artists
2007 "Cupid's Chokehold" Gym Class Heroes feat. Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy
2015 "She Keeps Me Up" Nickelback

Charity work[edit]

Coleman appeared in a photo shoot for Heart for Africa.[28] Coleman appears in the Knowledge is Power PSA for HIV and AIDS Awareness in 2009.[29]

References[edit]

  1. Porscha Coleman Biography
  2. Porscha Coleman Biography
  3. Hollywood Today Live Debuts on FOX
  4. "Porscha Winning Great Pretenders. 2001".
  5. "Great Pretenders".
  6. Porscha Coleman ft Three 6 Mafia[permanent dead link]
  7. "106 & Park Debut". Archived from the original on 2010-10-13.
  8. "Teen Choice Awards. 2004".
  9. "HBO Season One Promo".
  10. Petski, Denise (February 28, 2018). "'Empire': Rhyon Nicole Brown & Porscha Coleman Set To Recur On Fox Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  11. "Choreography for Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body)".
  12. Get to Steppin' 1 Archived 2012-03-25 at the Wayback Machine
  13. Get to Steppin' 2[permanent dead link]
  14. Porscha Coleman on Maury Povich
  15. "Soul Train Awards. 2012".
  16. "Soul Train Awards. 2012".
  17. "BET Awards. 2012".
  18. "Soul Train Awards. 2013".
  19. "BET Awards. 2013".
  20. "Hollywood Today Live returns September 14, 2015".
  21. "Boost Mobile, Drama Queen".
  22. "Miller Lite, Texting".
  23. "Smart Car, Unbig".
  24. "Panda Express, Paw Plate".
  25. "Style Never Goes Out Of Style 2014".
  26. "MTV.com Cupid's Chokehold".
  27. "She Keeps Me Up World Premiere".
  28. "Heart 4 Africa".
  29. "Knowledge is Power PSA".

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