The Black Angelina Jolie
American model and actress of Creole lineage K.D. Aubert is sometimes referred to as “The Black Angelina Jolie.” As a model, she has worked for clients like Victoria's Secret, Fredrick's of Hollywood and Noxzema, and is known as the Strawberry Fantana in TV commercials for the soft drink Fanta. The Louisiana export has transmitted the victory into a prolific acting career. Making her debut in episodes of “Clueless” (1999), Aubert has since appeared in several films, TV series and music videos. Her movie credits include “The Scorpion King” (2002), “Friday After Next” (2002), “Hollywood Homicide” (2003), “Soul Plane” (2004), “In the Mix” (2005) and “The Grand” (2007).
As for her forthcoming projects, the baby doll-eyed beauty is scheduled to appear in the movies “Surfer Dude,” “Still Waiting...” and “4Chosen” (all 2008).
Aubert was named one of Maxim's “Hot 100Women” in 2003 and 2004. She explained in an interview that she is currently in a relationship with someone. She said, “I'm not single. I have someone that I'm trying to make something happen with but I'm just being very cautious and very slow. Relationships take time. It's like a puppy. They need a lot of attention and time. If you can't give them that, you shouldn't have one. I want a puppy so, so bad, but I move around and I do so much.” She added, “I don't really date guys in the business. First of all, I don't like anyone getting more attention than me. I'm so kidding. I just like regular guys.”
Childhood and Family:
Karen Denise Aubert, who would later be popular as K.D. Aubert, was born on December 6, 1978, in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was raised in California and enrolled at San Diego State University. A tomboy as a child, she played on the Aztec softball team.
“I never played with girls. My mom used to have to pin me down to comb my hair. I was satisfied if I was out in the streets playing football with the guys and I came in with my knees all bloody from tackling on the concrete. My house was the best house. I had a huge tree with a tire swing. I had a nice patch of poison ivy that we rolled in when we didn't want to go to school. We had a lemon tree when we ran out of baseballs.” K.D Aubert
K.D. Aubert was working behind the make-up counter at Macy's when a modeling agent spotted her. Since then, she has worked for Noxzema, Escada, Wilson's Leather, Victoria's Secret, AT&T and Fredrick's of Hollywood. She also played one of “Fantana” girls in the Fanta ad campaigns. There, she was Nina, the Strawberry Fantana.
Her success in modeling led to an acting career. In 1999, Aubert made her debut as Julie Sinclair in three episodes of the TV series “Clueless.” While modeling for Noxzema and Frederick's of Hollywood, she landed a co-hosting gig opposite Dave Holmes in the MTV show “Kidnapped” (2002), where the smart and saucy beauty handled abducted contestants. Later that same year, she debuted on the big screen playing Harlot, a woman who tries to seduce Dwayne Johnson's The Rock, on the box-office hit “The Scorpion King,” directed by Chuck Russell. Next, she appeared along side Ice Cube and Mike Epps in the comedy film “Friday After Next” (2002), playing Donna.
After having a recurring role in the supernatural hit “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (2003), as Nikki Wood, Aubert was cast as the love interest of Josh Hartnett on “Hollywood Homicide” (2003), an action flick starring Harrison Ford and directed by Ron Shelton. The following year, she could be seen playing Little Red Riding Hood in the award-winning short “DysEnchanted” and Giselle in the Tom Arnold vehicle “Soul Plane,” and made her TV-movie bow with the horror “Frankenfish,” in which she costarred with Tory Kittles.
Aubert modeled for a commercial for Bacardi and Cola in 2005. The same year, she also supported Usher Raymond in the movie “In the Mix,” which starred the singer as a flourishing DJ given the task of protecting the mobster's daughter, and appeared in an episode of the TV series “Bones.” Aubert landed a guest spot in the series “Inked” in 2006.
Recently, the 5-foot-10-inch was cast in the role of Julie the waitress on the comedy film “The Grand” (2007), which starred Julie Claire and Shannon Elizabeth. She voiced Platinumin EA's “Def Jam: Icon” (2007) and portrayed Maude Messervy in an episode of the popular show “CSI: NY” (2007).
Aubert will work with Matthew McConaughey, Alexie Gilmore, Sarah Mason and Jeffrey Nordling on the comedy “Surfer Dude” (2008) and play Trina in “Still Waiting...” (2008), the installment to the 2005 surprise cult hit “Waiting” which starred Ryan Reynolds and Dane Cook. She is also set to have a role in the upcoming drama “4Chosen” (2008), directed by David Anspaugh. Laurence Fishburne, Billy Zane, Rita Moreno, Cybill Shepherd and Danny Aiello are reportedly in negotiations to star in the film.
In addition to movies, Aubert has also starred in several music videos, including Fabolous' “So Into You,” Lloyd Banks' “Karma” and Westside Connection's “It's the Holidaze.”