Bridgid Coulter (born August 2, 1968) is an American actress who has worked in both film and television. She grew up in Berkeley, California. Coulter appeared in popular television programs such as A Different World, Family Matters, Class of '96, Murder, She Wrote, and Martin. Coulter also appeared with her longtime boyfriend of twenty years, Don Cheadle, in the 1997 film Rosewood and has two children with him. She also appeared alongside Laurence Fishburne in the TV film Always Outnumbered, an adaptation of Walter Mosley's novel Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned.