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Vanessa Bell Calloway Age Height Weight Net Worth Body Measurements

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Vanessa Bell Calloway
Photo: Angela George / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

Birth Date

March 20, 1957

Age

64 years old

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Pisces

Natural hair color

Dark brown

Eye color

Dark brown

Height

5 ft 5 in | 165 cm tall

Net Worth

$1 Million

Body Measurements

34-25-34 in | 86.5-63.5-86.5 cm

Weight

59 kg | 130 lbs

Bra Size

34B

Shoe size

Not available

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Vanessa Bell Calloway was born in Toledo, Ohio, United States, on March 20, 1957, is an American actress.

Young Vanessa Bell Calloway first started her career as a dancer in Broadway production of musical "Dreamgirls" (1981), at the Imperial Theatre.

She made her big screen debut in police detective film Number One with a Bullet (1987) in role as Woman.

She got her television debut in ABC soap opera All My Children (1985) in role as Yvonne Caldwell.

Her breakthrough performance came as Imani Izzi in romantic comedy film Coming to America (1988).

Best Movies

She played Imani Izzi in comedy films:

Coming to America (1988)

Coming 2 America (2021)

She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Jackie in biographical musical drama film What's Love Got to Do with It (1993).

She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for her role as Miss Dina Williams in drama movie America's Dream (1996).

She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture for her performance as Rit Ross in biographical film Harriet (2019).

She voiced Jamika in animated comedy film Bébé's Kids (1992).

Crimson Tide (1995) action thriller opposite Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman

Daylight (1996) action thriller disaster with Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman and Viggo Mortensen

Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) comedy opposite Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt

Lakeview Terrace (2008) crime thriller opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington

Southside With You (2016) biographical romantic drama with Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter

Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018) drama with Samuel Hunt, Merritt Patterson and Vincenzo Amato

Dragged Across Concrete (2018) neo-noir crime thriller opposite Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn and Don Johnson

Best TV Shows

She was nominated for the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her roles in television series:

Boston Public (2001) Fox drama series as Mrs. Michelle Ronning

The District (2003–2004) CBS crime drama and police procedural series as Gwen Hendrix

Hawthorne (2010-2011) TNT medical drama series as Gail Strummer

She was nominated for the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her roles in television series:

Under One Roof (1995) CBS drama series as Maggie Langston

Orleans (1997) CBS drama series as Rosalee Clark

She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for her role as Johnnie Mae Matthews in NBC miniseries The Temptations (1998).

Equal Justice (1990) ABC legal drama seriesin role as Delia Wayne

Rhythm & Blues (1992-1993) NBC sitcom in role as Colette Hawkins

10-8: Officers on Duty (2003-2004) ABC police drama series in role as Gina Barnes

She had recurring role as Carol Fisher in Showtime comedy drama television series Shameless (2011-2021).

Rizzoli & Isles (2012-2013) TNT crime drama series in role as Assistant District Attorney Edna Calloway

Murder in the First (2015) TNT crime drama series in role as Veronza Ervin

Hand of God (2015) Amazon Studios drama series in role as Eunetta Graham

Grey's Anatomy (2016) ABC medical drama series in role as Lucinda Gamble

Survivor's Remorse (2017) Starz sitcom in role as Camille Jordan

Black Monday (2019-2020) Showtime historical dark comedy series in role as Ruth

Facts

Graduated from Ohio University, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

She also studied dance, trained by Alvin Ailey, George Faison and Otis Sallid.

She directed music video for soul singer Rhetta Hughes "Angel Man" (1983).

Relationships

She married anesthesiologist Dr. Anthony Calloway in 1988, they have two daughters, Ashley and Alexandra.

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