Biography

Luann de Lesseps (a.k.a. Countess Luann) is a reality television star, businesswoman, author, actress, singer and Mother. An original cast member of Bravo's hit TV show The Real Housewives of New York, Luann just finished filming her 9th season.

This fall, Luann will be launching her Countess Collection bedding line in over 1,000 Ross retail stores across the country.   Other home and jewelry collections are in the works.   Luann plans to record a new single to add to her global dance hits "Money Can't Buy You Class", "Chic C'est La Vie" and "Girl Code."   Author of Class With The Countess, she is also at work on her second book.

Most recently Luann hosted Open House for NBC and has made numerous guest appearances on national shows including Today, E Entertainment, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams, The Talk and Access Hollywood, among others. She appeared as a guest star on the popular Hulu TV show, Difficult People and fans can still see her in airings of her appearance on Law & Order: SVU and in the not yet released indie film, Babymoon.

Luann champions many charities, including Look Good Feel Better, the American Cancer Society, GLAAD and ACE Partnership for the Homeless. She is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from NYU's School of Nursing.
With her two children, Victoria and Noel, Luann divides her time between the Hamptons and New York City.