Intelligent, beautiful, and talented are the words that are frequently used when describing glamorous Actress/Singer/Supermodel Kathleen Bradley who made history as the first African American Model to join ranks with "Barker's Beauties" in the fall of 1990, on the "The Price Is Right" for ten years.
She portrayed one of the most memorable characters in the cult-classic film, “Friday,” as Mrs. Parker, the sexy next-door neighbor to (executive producer/writer/actor) Ice Cube and mega-star Chris Tucker.
Recently Kathleen has broken her silence with her gritty tell-all book “Backstage at The Price Is Right: Memoirs of a Barker Beauty”. Producer Debra Martin Chase and author/screenwriter/playwright Delia Ephron have teamed up for a half-hour comedy series that will air on SHOWTIME, titled "36-24-36”. The series will be based on Kathleen’s memoirs. Bradley will serve as a Consultant on the series, which is currently in development.
Kathleen is slated to co-star as Stepmother Pickett in the upcoming film biopic (filming March 2018) based on the life and times of singer Wilson Pickett, “In the Midnight Hours.”
Most recent credits include “A Day of Trouble” (post-production) 2016; “Grey's Anatomy” O.R. Nurse - When It Hurts So Bad (2016); “The Stolen Moments of September” (feature film); “An Everlasting Piece”; “Bitter Inheritance” and "She’s the One" She can also be seen in "Casino Comedy" starring Eddie Griffin, “Unconditional Love” with Henry Silva and Tracy Ross. Other feature film credits include Eddie Murphy's “Harlem Nights” and “Troop Beverly Hills.” Her most accomplished role to date was Vashti's lead role in the compelling movie “Perfume” written and directed by Dr. Roland Jefferson, which was nominated by the NAACP Image Awards for Best Original Screen Play.
Creator/Producer of "It's A Family Affair" LIVE streaming video/radio show was Kathleen’s brainstorm with 14 successful shows aired. She hosted the show along with four other family members. The format was that of hot topics and breaking news but stayed focused on all family-related matters while filled with love, laughter, and insanity. (All shows can be seen on Youtube).
Previously, she co-hosted two new Talk shows, “Once Upon a Lifetime People and Pioneers,” a documentary web series. “For Women” is a deliberative conversation among four intelligent and concerned women reaching out on an international level to empower women from all walks of life.
Kathleen hales from Girard, Ohio, (two miles east of Youngstown). Shortly after graduating, Kathleen moved to Los Angeles, where she continued to reign supreme by winning numerous beauty titles, including Miss Black California. She was chosen over 49 other contestants to tour Vietnam and Thailand with the Miss Black America USO Tour.
Kathleen made her singing debut on the French Riviera in St. Tropez with six other female beauties, known as The Love Machine. The group shared the stage with many well-known entertainers, such as; Sammy Davis Jr., Julio Iglesias, Tom Jones, Redd Foxx, and Duke Ellington, just to name a few.
Kathleen traveled around the world, performing for Kings and Queens and dignitaries. After a short break, she found herself back on stage as a member of the MCA Butterfly recording artist group Destination. The remake of Curtis Mayfield’s Move On Up put this sensational group at the top of the Billboard charts. While with Destination, Kathleen performed at the world-famous Copa Cabana, Merv Griffin Show, and the Johnny Carson Tonight Show.
Her first love of acting soon came back into focus. She guest-starred and co-starred on such shows as; Good Times, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, Redd Foxx Show, Divorce Court, Amen, and A Different World. Ms. Bradley's stage credits include the musical comedy/drama "Charlene," in which she had the lead role. At the Westwood Playhouse, she played the sensuous, sophisticated "Lil" in the 1940's style musical/comedy "Color of The Blues."
Her sassy, sexy, humorous, vivacious, kind-hearted ways have won her many friends through her experiences in the entertainment industry. That talent was recognized by Silent Touch Pictures when they featured her as their Talk Show Host on “Zero to Hero.”
Currently co-hosting two new Talk shows, “Once Upon a Lifetime People and Pioneers,” a documentary web series. “For Women” is a deliberative conversation among four intelligent and concerned women reaching out on an international level to empower women from all walks of life.
Kathleen has proven to be a wonderful humanitarian and an outstanding role model for our nation’s youth, due to her diligent efforts and five years of dedicated service as Producer/Teen Talent Coordinator of Project Peace-16 Multi-Media Human Services, Inc. (a non-profit organization), which provides a spectrum of national programming for TV shows, Commercials, 30/60 second PSA’s and Human Interest Programs focusing on educating the youth of all races on the importance of human dignity, education, equal opportunity, and social-economic advancement.
“Miz Parker character from the movie "Friday."
To succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ~ Bill Cosby
Kathleen has been recognized for her high energy, motivational and inspirational presentations. She shares her incredible personal stories of success, failure, persistence, hard work, and the events that changed her life in her exciting speeches. She can inspire audiences toward peak performance and higher levels of achievement. She combines a practical approach with her unique style and sense of humor. Ms. Bradley has trained with Les Brown and earned a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding and Active Participation in “Unlimited Speaking for a Living.”
"Wellness: Body, Mind & Spirit" is among her favorite topics. She especially enjoys traveling around the country speaking at various schools and colleges to students of all ages in her efforts to better America's social climate and guide our youth as a strong and articulate voice for hope, education, and commitment. Kathleen works to enable positive social change as a spokesperson. She is also an advocate for Down Syndrome and Stroke awareness.
She served as Guest Speaker in 2004 and Key Note Speaker in 2005 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center for the 14th and 15th Annual Achiever Awards Banquet presented by the Memphis Silver Star News, Inc., and ProMark Corporation.
Kathleen has also shared the stage as Mistress of Ceremonies and Spokesperson for numerous organizations, including Start A Heart (non-profit charity) with Peter Lupus (“Mission Impossible”); Educating Young Minds Scholarship Awards for The Magic Johnson Foundation, with co-host Larry Carroll; NAACP Image Awards Dinner, with co-host Jamie Foxx; John M. Langston Bar Association Scholarship Awards; Los Angeles Children’s Toy Drive, honoring Sheryl Lee Ralph and Denzel Washington, just to mention a few.
Ms. Bradley has served as Mistress of Ceremony for numerous beauty pageants for girls of all ages over the years and finds them particularly rewarding. “Pageants build their confidence and allow them to come out from their shells and show that they are talented, intelligent, and beautiful girls from within.”