Vanessa Bell Calloway

Inside Biography

Vanessa Bell Calloway is an American actress who has played role in a number of films like Biker Boyz, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Coming to America, What’s Love Got to Do with it, shameless and Cheaper by the Dozen. She has appeared in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), The Inkwell (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), and Daylight (1996). She had the recurring roles on the tv series such as Hawthorne and Shameless.

Early Life And Education Of Vanessa Bell Calloway

She was born on March 20, 1957, in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. She is a stage and screen actress having tremendous staying power.

She attended and received Bachelors’s of Fine Arts Degree from Ohio University.  She learned to dance from Alvin Ailey, George Faison, and Otis Sallid.

Vanessa Bell Calloway's Career

Calloway started her career as a dancer in Michael Bennett’s Broadway production of Dreamgirls. She first began her acting from All My children in 1982. She also appeared in different shows as guest roles like in Falcon Crest, 1st & Ten, L.A. Law, A Different World, etc.

In 1995 she co-starred opposite Joe Morton and James Earl Jones for CBS’s drama Under One Roof. She played many TV Series and got famous as well. She also appeared in different films behind TV series and Stage.

She made her film debut from a comedy movie Coming to America as Eddie Murphy’s subservient bride-to-be which hit the box office that year. She also appeared in What’s  Love Got to Do with it opposite Angela Ba s sett in 1995, Crimson Tide with Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman in 1995, and Lakeview Terrace with Samuel L. Jackson in 2008.

She has also shown her versatility as writer, creator and executive producer for a reality TV show that aired on TV ONE.

In 2016, Sumpter appeared in the biographical film Southside with You, featuring Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter.

Vanessa Bell Calloway's Net Worth, Salary, Awards, And Achievements

Vanessa Bell Calloway's net worth is $600 thousand at present. She has earned a decent amount of salary in her career.

She has been nominated for NAACP Image Award in many years. In 1996 she was first nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Under One Roof, in 1997.

She was nominated for America’s Dream, in 1998 she was nominated for Orleans and in 1999 she was nominated for The Temptations. She has also been nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2002 for Boston Public and in 2004 for The District.

Vanessa Bell Calloway's Personal Life

Vanessa is 57 years of old in age. She is 5.5 ft tall in height. She has brown-dark hair color. She is black and has sexy legs. Her star sign is Pisces. She is a Christian.  

Vanessa’s husband is an anesthesiologist, Dr. Anthony Calloway whom she get married in 1988. Her daughters are Ashley and Ally. Her daughter Ashley is one of the actresses of the BET series Baldwin Hills.

Vanessa and her husband host a Thanksgiving dinner for homeless people every year. Vanessa is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Vanessa was diagnosed with Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) at the age of 52, which showed the presence of abnormal cells inside a milk duct in her right breast. Then she went for reconstructive surgery which went successfully. Vanessa told about her breast cancer survivor journey to “theGrio”. 

by sushma, 26 Jun, 2014

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