Countess Danielle Vaughn was born 8 August 1978 in Idabel, Oklahoma, a small town of approximately 7500 people. She was born to Leo and Sandra Vaughn who taught in the local schools. Very early Countess established herself as a young singer with a dynamic voice.
In 1988, she sang her way to stardom by becoming Star Search Junior Vocalist Champion. From there her TV career was born. She co-starred on NBC's 227 She had recurring roles on Hangin' With Cooper, and Roc.
In 1995, she was a part of the original cast of "Moesha" playing the role of "Kim." In 1999, UPN's The Parkers debuted with Countess starring in this Moesha spinoff. Also in 1999, she was a part of the cast of the movie, Trippin.
From the NAACP she has received The Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Award, and in 1998 she received that organization's "Image Award." Future plans are to do an album and act in more movies.