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Vanessa Bell Calloway (I)


Vanessa Bell Calloway was born on March 20, 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Vanessa Bell. She is an actress and director, known for Coming to America (1988), Daylight (1996) and Lakeview Terrace (2008). She has been married to Dr. Anthony Calloway since September 3, 1988. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Coming to America
Coming to America Imani Izzi
(1988)
Daylight
Daylight Grace Calloway
(1996)
Lakeview Terrace
Lakeview Terrace Aunt Dorrie
(2008)

Filmography

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 2016 Hustle vs. Heartache (completed)
Hustle's Mother
 2015 The Bricks (TV Series) (post-production)
Sharon
 2015 The Bricks: White Betty (Video) (completed)
Sharon
 2018 The Counter: 1960 (Short)
Nicole
 2017 Survivor's Remorse (TV Series)
Camille Jordan
- Future Plans (2017) ... Camille Jordan
- Reparations (2017) ... Camille Jordan
- Fallout (2017) ... Camille Jordan
 2017 Girl Minus (Short)
Ivys Mom
 2017 Message from a Mistress
Heather
 2016-2017 Saints & Sinners (TV Series)
Lady Ella Johnson
- Revival (2017) ... Lady Ella Johnson
- The Queen and the Criminal (2017) ... Lady Ella Johnson
- Day of Reckoning (2017) ... Lady Ella Johnson
- This Union Will Be the Death of Me (2017) ... Lady Ella Johnson
- Who's the Boss? (2017) ... Lady Ella Johnson
 2017 The Preacher's Son
Elena
 2016 The Bounce Back
Ellen
 2016 Post Life (Short)
Diane McIntosh
 2016 Lark (Short)
Aziza
 2016 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Lucinda Gamble
- Mama Tried (2016) ... Lucinda Gamble
- It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (2016) ... Lucinda Gamble
 2011-2016 Shameless (TV Series)
Carol Fisher
- Pimp's Paradise (2016) ... Carol Fisher
- Refugees (2016) ... Carol Fisher
- Love Songs (In the Key of Gallagher) (2015) ... Carol Fisher
- Tell Me You F**King Need Me (2015) ... Carol Fisher
- The Two Lisas (2015) ... Carol Fisher
 2016 Southside with You
Marian Robinson
 2015 In the Cut (TV Series)
Samantha
- Like Father, Like Son (2015) ... Samantha
 2015 Hand of God (TV Series)
Eunetta Graham
- The Tie That Binds (2015) ... Eunetta Graham
- He So Loved (2015) ... Eunetta Graham
 2015 Real Husbands of Hollywood (TV Series)
Trina's Mother
- When Kevin Met Salli (2015) ... Trina's Mother
 2015 Murder in the First (TV Series)
Veronza Ervin
- Out of the Shadows (2015) ... Veronza Ervin
- Oh, Mexico (2015) ... Veronza Ervin
 2015 About Scout
Faith Price
 2015 Emergency Contact (TV Short)
Ruthie Biltmore
 2015 To Hell and Back (TV Movie)
Colleen
 2014 Almost Home (TV Series)
Jocelyn Sanders
- She Wants That Old Thing Back... (2014) ... Jocelyn Sanders
 2014 Reckless (TV Series)
Judge Kress
- Parting Shots (2014) ... Judge Kress
 2014 NCIS (TV Series)
Sally Hammond
- Crescent City: Part 1 (2014) ... Sally Hammond
 2014 The Divorce (TV Movie)
 2013 Castle (TV Series)
Beryl Wickfield
- Time Will Tell (2013) ... Beryl Wickfield
 2012-2013 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Assistant District Attorney
- All for One (2013) ... Assistant District Attorney
- Love the Way You Lie (2012) ... Assistant District Attorney
- Throwing Down the Gauntlet (2012) ... Assistant District Attorney
 2013 Holla II
Marion
 2013 Between Sisters (TV Movie)
Lilian
 2012 Go On (TV Series)
Joyce
- Dinner Takes All (2012) ... Joyce
- Videogame, Set, Match (2012) ... Joyce
 2012 The Obama Effect
Molly Thomas
 2012 A Beautiful Soul
Guardian Angel
 2012 Ringer (TV Series)
Agent Royce Wiegler
- I'm the Good Twin (2012) ... Agent Royce Wiegler
 2012 The Last Fall
Marie Bishop
 2012 The Undershepherd
Deaconess Carter
 2011 Harry's Law (TV Series)
Judge Jude Campbell
- Insanity (2011) ... Judge Jude Campbell
- Queen of Snark (2011)
 2010-2011 Hawthorne (TV Series)
Gail Strummer
- Just Between Friends (2011) ... Gail Strummer
- A Fair to Remember (2011) ... Gail Strummer
- Parental Guidance Required (2011) ... Gail Strummer
- Fight or Flight (2011) ... Gail Strummer
- For Better or Worse (2011) ... Gail Strummer
 2011 Let's Stay Together (TV Series)
Mimi
- Daddy's Home (2011) ... Mimi
 2011 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series)
Bonnie McCord
- Stone Cold (2011) ... Bonnie McCord
 2010 Outlaw (TV Series)
 2010 Dexter (TV Series)
Crisis Counselor
- Practically Perfect (2010) ... Crisis Counselor
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series)
Geraldine Watkins '70
- Soul (2009) ... Geraldine Watkins '70
 2009 Applause for Miss E (TV Movie)
Miss E
 2009 Divas
Wendy Johnson
 2009 Truly Blessed
Lynda
 2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Judge Himmel
- Miscarriage of Justice (2009) ... Judge Himmel
 2008 Lakeview Terrace
Aunt Dorrie
 2007 Stompin'
Mrs. Jackson
 2006 All of Us (TV Series)
Marvella James
- My Two Dads (2006) ... Marvella James
- Like Father, Like Son... Like Hell! (2006) ... Marvella James
 2006 The Closer (TV Series)
Lynn Talmadge
- Slippin' (2006) ... Lynn Talmadge
 2005 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
Corey Phillips
- Shadows and Light (2005) ... Corey Phillips
 2004 Pryor Offenses (TV Movie)
Gertrude
 2004 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Melanie Rhodes
- Foreign Bodies (2004) ... Melanie Rhodes
 2004 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Tonya Washington
- Speed Kills (2004) ... Tonya Washington
 2003-2004 The District (TV Series)
Gwen / Gwen Hendrix
- Ten Thirty-Three (2004) ... Gwen Hendrix
- Party Favors (2004) ... Gwen Hendrix
- Blind Eye (2003) ... Gwen
- The Devil You Know... (2003) ... Gwen
- Jack's Back (2003) ... Gwen
 2003-2004 10-8: Officers on Duty (TV Series)
Gina Barnes
- Love Don't Love Nobody (2004) ... Gina Barnes
- Late for School (2003) ... Gina Barnes
- Blood Sugar Sex Magik (2003) ... Gina Barnes
 2003 Cheaper by the Dozen
Diana Philips
 2003 Love Don't Cost a Thing
Vivian Johnson
 2003 Biker Boyz
Anita
 2002 The Parkers (TV Series)
Alaina
- And the Winner Is... (2002) ... Alaina
 2002 One on One (TV Series)
Michelle McCall
- The Way You Make Me Feel (2002) ... Michelle McCall
 2002 Bad Boy
Christine Hodges
 2002 The Red Sneakers (TV Movie)
Berniece
 2001 All About You
Donna
 2001 The Division (TV Series)
Dana
- The First Hit's Free, Baby (2001) ... Dana
 2001 Boston Public (TV Series)
Mrs. Michelle Ronning
- Chapter Twenty (2001) ... Mrs. Michelle Ronning
- Chapter Eighteen (2001) ... Mrs. Michelle Ronning
- Chapter Seventeen (2001) ... Mrs. Michelle Ronning
 2001 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Mrs. Calender
- No Good Deed (2001) ... Mrs. Calender
 2001 The Brothers
Dr. Thelma Woolridge
 2000 Love Song (TV Movie)
Evie Livingston
 2000 A Private Affair (TV Movie)
Nikka
 1999 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Vina Jensen
- Daddio (1999) ... Vina Jensen
 1998 When It Clicks (Short)
Catherine Douglass
 1998 Moesha (TV Series)
Dr. Woods
- Psyche Your Mind (1998) ... Dr. Woods
 1998 The Gregory Hines Show (TV Series)
Kyra Lewis
- Wahunthra (1998) ... Kyra Lewis
 1998 Prey (TV Series)
Grace
- Infiltration (1998) ... Grace
- Revelations (1998) ... Grace
 1998 The Temptations (TV Series)
Johnnie Mae Matthews
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Johnnie Mae Matthews
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Johnnie Mae Matthews
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Princess Katusha
- The Golden Goose (1997) ... Princess Katusha (voice)
 1997 Sparks (TV Series)
Monique
- Too Hot Not to Cool Down (1997) ... Monique
 1997 Orleans (TV Series)
Dist. Atty. Rosalee Clark
 1996 The Cherokee Kid (TV Movie)
Abby Holsopple
 1996 Daylight
Grace Calloway
 1996 America's Dream (TV Movie)
Miss Williams (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
 1995 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Debra Willis
- The Driver (1995) ... Debra Willis
 1995 Crimson Tide
Julia Hunter
 1995 Under One Roof (TV Series)
Maggie Langston
- Ronnie's Got a Gun (1995) ... Maggie Langston
- Secrets (1995) ... Maggie Langston
- Sophisticated Lady... Not! (1995) ... Maggie Langston
- Pilot (1995) ... Maggie Langston
- Daddy's Girl (1995) ... Maggie Langston
 1994 The Inkwell
Francis Phillips
 1993 Where I Live (TV Series)
- The Big Easy (1993)
 1993 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)
Michelle Michaels
- The Par-tay (1993) ... Michelle Michaels
 1992-1993 Rhythm & Blues (TV Series)
Colette Hawkins
- Your Sister Wears Combat Boots (1993) ... Colette Hawkins
- The DJ, His Date, Her Boss and His Son (1993) ... Colette Hawkins
- The BLZ Gang (1993) ... Colette Hawkins
- Radio Wars: Part 2 (1993) ... Colette Hawkins
- Radio Wars: Part 1 (1993) ... Colette Hawkins
 1992 Why Colors? (Short)
 1992 Dream On (TV Series)
Jeanette
- The Guilty Party (1992) ... Jeanette
- Red All Over (1992) ... Jeanette
 1992 Bébé's Kids
Jamika (voice)
 1992 Stompin' at the Savoy (TV Movie)
Dorothy
 1992 Memphis (TV Movie)
Martha Kinship
 1991 Doctor Doctor (TV Series)
Gail Butterfield
- Butterfields Are Free (1991) ... Gail Butterfield
 1991 The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage (TV Series)
Rene
- Look for the Union Label (1991) ... Rene
 1990-1991 A Different World (TV Series)
Danielle Vinson / Lily Connors
- The Cash Isn't Always Greener (1991) ... Danielle Vinson
- A Camp Fire Story (1990) ... Lily Connors
 1991 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Dr. Emily Stone
- The Monkey Business Mystery (1991) ... Dr. Emily Stone
 1991 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Robin Edwards
- Splatoon (1991) ... Robin Edwards
 1990 Polly: Comin' Home! (TV Movie)
Nancy Dodds
 1990 China Beach (TV Series)
Sweet Hula
- One Giant Leap (1990) ... Sweet Hula
 1990 Piece of Cake (TV Movie)
Doreen
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Delia Wayne
- Promises to Keep (1990) ... Delia Wayne
- Start of the Fire (1990) ... Delia Wayne
- A Sucker's Bet (1990) ... Delia Wayne
- Balancing Act (1990) ... Delia Wayne
 1990 Dragnet (TV Series)
Receptionist
- Millie (1990) ... Receptionist
 1989 Death Spa
Marci Hewitt (as Vanessa Bell)
 1989 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Nancy
- Polly (1989) ... Nancy
 1989 A Little Bit Strange (TV Movie)
Marilyn McClane-Masterson
 1989 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Audrey Moore
- Accused (1989) ... Audrey Moore
 1989 Webster (TV Series)
Denice
- A-Camping We Will Go (1989) ... Denice
 1989 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Della King
- Out of the Past (1989) ... Della King (as Vanessa Bell)
- Final Bow (1989) ... Della King (as Vanessa Bell)
 1988 Coming to America
Imani Izzi (as Vanessa Bell)
 1988 The Return of Desperado (TV Movie)
Molly Pickett (as Vanessa Bell)
 1988 The Loner (TV Movie)
Carver (as Vanessa Bell)
 1987 227 (TV Series)
Sherry
- The Honeymoon's Over (1987) ... Sherry (as Vanessa Bell)
 1986 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Nurse
- Double Jeopardy (1986) ... Nurse (as Vanessa Bell)
 1986 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Julie
- Act Five (1986) ... Julie (as Vanessa Bell)
 1986 The Colbys (TV Series)
Lowell Sherman
- The Trial (1986) ... Lowell Sherman (as Vanessa Bell)
 1985 All My Children (TV Series)
Yvonne Caldwell
- Episode dated 15 April 1985 (1985) ... Yvonne Caldwell (as Vanessa Bell)
- Episode dated 4 April 1985 (1985) ... Yvonne Caldwell (as Vanessa Bell)
- Episode dated 27 March 1985 (1985) ... Yvonne Caldwell (as Vanessa Bell)
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Denise Preston (1985) (as Vanessa Bell)
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Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (30 credits)

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