Countess Luann de Lesseps is an original cast member of one of the most successful franchises in television history, The Real Housewives of New York City. She was ranked the #1 Housewife by TV Guide, topping all 46 Housewives across all franchised cities, and starred in The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, a spin-off featuring top talent from across The Real Housewives franchises.
Her most recent television project, Luann and Sonja: Welcome To Crappie Lake, is a highly anticipated first-of-its-kind spinoff, coming to Bravo and Peacock in July of 2023.
Luann transformed her career as a nurse, model, actress, author, philanthropist, and TV star into a wildly successful cabaret entertainer.
In 2017, she made her cabaret debut with #CountessAndFriends selling out shows across the country. Her new show Countess Cabaret will resume a Live Nation tour this fall, under the direction of the iconic Richard Jay-Alexander, famously known for directing Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler & Kristin Chenoweth.
Her hit songs “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” “Chic C’est La Vie,” “Girl Code,” and “Feelin’ Jovani” have been streamed and downloaded tens of millions of times, resulting in her own Pandora station. Luann teamed up with Grammy-Award-winning songwriter/producer Desmond Child (Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin) for her dance single “Viva La Diva” and with Bruce Roberts & Billy Stritch for her holiday single, “What Do I Want For Christmas?“, released in December 2021.
Luann has made many appearances on shows, including The Today Show, The View, Access Hollywood, ET, Extra, E! News, Project Runway, The Masked Singer, and many others.
She’s also been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Hollywood Reporter, People Magazine & more.
As an actress, she has appeared as a guest star on many popular shows, including Law & Order: SVU, alongside Mariska Hargitay, Royal Pains, and the Hulu show Difficult People.
A champion for many charitable organizations, including The American Cancer Society, GLAAD, ACE Partnership for the Homeless, ASPCA, and The Fortune Society, which supports those who have been formerly incarcerated, by helping them build a successful life path & vows to help build people, not prisons.
A mother of two successful artists, Victoria and Noel, Luann currently divides her time with her family between her homes in New York City and the Hamptons.