Countess and Friends
Nothing about the life of Luann de Lesseps (Countess Luann) is ordinary. An original cast member of one of the most successful franchises in television history, The Real Housewives of New York, de Lesseps was just ranked #1 by TV Guide, topping all 46 housewives across all franchise cities. The hit show is now entering its 11th season but Luann is just hitting her stride. The model-turned-Countess has transformed herself into an author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and bonafide cabaret star. This past year de Lesseps started packing venues with her show, #COUNTESSANDFRIENDS, to accolades from venerable publications such as Vanity Fair and The New York Times. Her dance hits “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” “Chic C’est La Vie” and “Girl Code,” resulted in her own Pandora station, and her hit tracks lift audiences to their feet when she performs them live. Just ask uber fans, Jennifer Lawrence and Chrissy Teigen, who have fangirled openly about The Countess.
When not on The Real Housewives of New York, Luann can be seen regularly on programs such as TODAY, The View, The Talk, Dr. Oz, Wendy Williams, E! Entertainment, Steve Harvey, Access Hollywood and, of course, Watch What Happens Live. She has also appeared in scripted series such as Hulu’s Difficult People and Law & Order: SVU.
De Lesseps has also received accolades for getting sober and remains a source of inspiration for those looking to triumph in their mental and physical challenges. “I’m so fortunate to have this platform,” says de Lesseps. “I want to let women know that you can triumph over bad times no matter how hard you fall.”
Luann also champions many charities, including God’s Love We Deliver, The American Cancer Society, GLAAD and ACE Partnership for the Homeless.
Along with her children Victoria and Noel and their dog Aston, De Lesseps splits her time between her homes in New York City, Upstate New York and the Hamptons, the latter of which was featured in Architectural Digest. She continues to tour with #COUNTESSANDFRIENDS and is currently working on a follow-up to her successful first book, Class With the Countess.
Vive Le Cabaret!