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Karen Denise Aubert (born December 6, 1978), better known as K.D. Aubert or K.D. Rose, is an American actress, fashion model and singer.[1] She owns her own record label, Roseland.[2]

K. D. Aubert
K D Aubert by David Shankbone.jpg
1 May 2007
Born
Karen Denise Aubert

(1978-12-06) December 6, 1978 (age 40)
OccupationActress, Fashion Model, Singer, Producer, CEO,
Years active1999—present

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Early lifeEdit

K.D. Aubert was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and is of African-American and Louisiana Creole (African American, Native American, and French) descent, describing herself as "African-American with a dash of Creole".[3] She grew up in Riverside and Los Angeles. She attended San Diego State University, where she played on the Aztec softball team.

Early careerEdit

She was discovered working behind the make-up counter at Macy's.[4] She has modeled for Victoria's Secret, Noxzema, Frederick's of Hollywood, Escada and many more. She co-hosted MTV's Kidnapped and has gone on to star in several films and music videos.[4]

CommercialsEdit

Aubert is also one of the four original Fantanas, a female group of spokesmodels appearing in TV commercials for the soft drink Fanta. She was the Strawberry Fanta.[5] She is featured as the Strawberry Fantana with her fellow Fantanas in the Maxim magazine online girl gallery and was ranked #91 and #97 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2003[6] and 2004,[7] respectively. K.D Aubert was in an Old Spice commercial with Greg Jennings of the Green Bay Packers.[8] She has also been in commercials for Bacardi, Miller Lite, Go Daddy, Beats By Dr.Dre, and Cola. Karen has just finished a commercial with George Clooney and Nespresso.[9]

Movie careerEdit

Karen got her start in the movie The Scorpion King starring Dwayne Johnson as one of the Harlots.[citation needed] Aubert's big break came when she was cast as Donna in the movie Friday After Next which was directed by Marcus Raboy and produced by Ice Cube.[citation needed] She also had two roles in the movie Hollywood Homicide.[10] She also starred in the movie DysEnchanted as Little Red Riding Hood with Jim Belushi. She played Giselle in the movie Soul Plane.[11] She also played Eliza in the movie Frankenfish.[citation needed] In 2005 Aubert played Cherise in the movie In the Mix.[citation needed] In 2007 Aubert was cast as Julie the Waitress in the movie The Grand.[citation needed] In Aubert played April May in Surfer, Dude.[12] In 2013 Aubert was nominated and won an Africa Movie Academy Award for her role in the movie Turning Point, as well as the Turning Point cast who also won several awards at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards AMAA.[13] Aubert has a new movie called She Ball directed by Nick Cannon.[14]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Scorpion King Harlot
2002 Friday After Next Donna
2003 Hollywood Homicide Shauntelle/Streetcar Blanche
2004 DysEnchanted Little Red Riding Hood
2004 Soul Plane Giselle
2004 Frankenfish Eliza
2005 In the Mix Cherise
2007 The Grand Julie
2008 Surfer, Dude April May
2009 Still Waiting... Trina
2012 In Sickness and in Health Tangie
2012 Turning Point Stacey
2012 Silent No More Vivica
2013 Between Sisters Aneesa
2013 My Sister's Wedding Sharon
2014 Percentage Jackie
2014 Lap Dance Jade Lee/Julie
2015 What Now Katrina
2017 2016 Eve
2018 My B.F.F. Dr. Boudreaux
2018 She Ball Makeda

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Kidnapped Co-Host
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nikki Wood
2005 Bones Toni - Delivery person episode "The Man in the Bear"
2008 CSI: NY (2008) Maude
2011 Entourage Vince Ex
2014 Married for Real?! Zoey episode "The Issue
2014 Franklin & Bash Model episode "Love Is the Drug
2015 Key & Peele Passed Out Woman episode "The End"
2016 Uncle Buck Sorority Sister episode "Brothers"
2017 Too Close to Home Tina
2017 Nespresso The counter girl

Music videosEdit

Year Song Title Artist Notes
1999 "What'chu Like" Da Brat ft Tyrese
2002 "Trade it All Part II" Fabolous and P.Diddy's
2003 "Into You (Remix)" Fabolous featuring Tamia's
2003 "Your Pop's Don't Like Me" Nick Cannon
2004 "Number One" John Legend
2004 "Karma" Lloyd Banks feat. Avant
2004 "Number One Spot" Ludacris
2006 "I Don't Like the Look of It" Da Backwudz
2007 "Ridin'" Belly f. Mario Winans
2008 "She got her Own" Ne-Yo feat. Jamie Foxx Fabolous
2008 "Got it For Me" Slique
2010 "Lay It Down" Lloyd
2010 "Down On Me" Jeremih ft. 50 Cent

Video game appearancesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Def Jam Icon Platinum Voice role and likeness

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "K.D. Aubert aka K.D. Rose presented by VannDigital.com". 2015-06-09. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "K.D Rose". Discogs.
  3. ^ "K.D. Aubert presented by Cutiecentral.com". Retrieved February 29, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "K.D. Aubert – From a Creole Beauty to International Model and Actress". kreolmagazine.com. International Kreol Magazine. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Meet The Actors Behind Your Favorite Commercial Characters - Greeningz". 28 February 2017.
  6. ^ "FreeJose.com". Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2003. Archived from the original on February 23, 2007. Retrieved January 23, 2007.
  7. ^ "FreeJose.com". Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2004. Archived from the original on May 12, 2009. Retrieved January 23, 2007.
  8. ^ "mankindunplugged.com - Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Greg Jennings Old Spice Commercial [Video]".
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-04-28. Retrieved 2017-04-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Hollywood Homicide". Rotten Tomatoes.
  11. ^ "Soul Plane". Metacritic.
  12. ^ "Surfer, Dude". Rotten Tomatoes.
  13. ^ Writer, VINCENT JACKSON, Staff. "Egg Harbor City actor in an (African) Oscar-nominated film". Press of Atlantic City.
  14. ^ "Nick Cannon & Chris Brown Have A Movie In The Works". Vibe. 19 December 2017.

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