PROFILE
Name:
Bridgid Coulter
Birth Date:
August 2, 1968
Birth Place:
Alameda County, California, USA
Nationality:
American
BIOGRAPHY
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Cheadle's Girlfriend

Background:
    
American actress Bridgid Coulter appeared in well known television series like “A Different World,” “Family Matters,” “Martin” and “Murder, She Wrote.” She also acted in such films as “There's No Place Like Homegirl” (1994), “Rosewood” (1997, with Don Cheadle), “Always Outnumbered” (1998, TV) and “Mean Streak” (1999, TV).

Coulter has been in a relationship with actor and producer Don Cheadle since the 1990s. They have two children together.
    

Mother of 2

Childhood and Family:

 Bridgid Coulter was born on August 2, 1968, in Alameda County, California, but grew up in Berkeley, California. She has two children with longtime companion Don Cheadle.


Always Outnumbered

Career:

Bridgid Coulter began her professional acting career in 1990. She played Jolene in three episodes of the ABC/CBS hit sitcom “Family Matters.” She also appeared in the  “ABC Afterschool Specials” episode “Testing Dirty” and  in two episodes of “The Cosby Show” spin off show, “A Different World.”

In 1993, Coulter had a recurring role as Janet Kiehler on the Fox short lived drama series “Class of '96,” which was canceled after a single season due to poor ratings. Co-stars in the series included Jason Gedrick, Lisa Dean Ryan, Megan Ward, Brandon Douglas, Perry Moore, Kari Wührer and Gale Hansen. The same year, she also appeared as Tasha in an episode of the popular Martin Lawrence comedy vehicle “Martin” (Fox, 1992-1997) called “Beat It.”

Coulter made her feature film debut opposite Karen Hawkins and Lorinda Hawkins in “There's No Place Like Homegirl” (1994), where she starred as Sally from the Valley. The comedy/drama was helmed by Michael Costanza. The year also saw her play Tammy Fisher in an episode of CBS' “Murder, She Wrote” called “Time to Die.”

After about a three year of absence, Coulter resurfaced in the 1997 John Singleton directed film “Rosewood,” about the 1923 Rosewood massacre in Florida. It starred Jon Voight, Ving Rhames and her boyfriend, Don Cheadle. The film was a box office flop, grossing only $13,130,349 against a budget of $13,130,349.  

Coulter played the role of Corina M'Shalla in the television film “Always Outnumbered” (1998), an adaptation of Walter Mosley's novel “Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned.” The film was directed by Michael Apted and starred Laurence Fishburne, Bill Cobbs and Natalie Cole. It won Silver Spire for Television - Drama-Television Feature at the 1999 San Francisco International Film Festival and was nominated for several awards, including Image Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series and Outstanding Television Movie or Mini-Series, Golden Satellite Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and  Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series or Series - Supporting Young Actor.        

In 1999, Coulter co-starred with Scott Bakula and Leon in the Showtime film “Mean Streak,” directed by Tim Hunter and written by David Ryan and John Fasano. It marked the actress's last acting credit to date.  

In 2001, Coulter appeared in the TV special “The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards.”


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