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Also Credited As: Vanessa Bell Callaway
 
Date Of Birth:
March 20, 1957 (64)
Birth Place:
Cleveland, OH, USA
 
Date of Birth: March 20, 1957 (64)

Birth Place: Cleveland, OH, USA
VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for COMING 2 AMERICA Photo VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for COMING 2 AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2020

Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi(Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York ‚Äď where it all began.

National AIDS Initiative Launches World AIDS Day Premiere of New Stage Play and 'Rock Photo National AIDS Initiative Launches World AIDS Day Premiere of New Stage Play and 'Rock the Red' Campaign to Engage African Americans on HIV/AIDS
by Stephi Wild - Nov 27, 2020

In recognition of World AIDS Day, December 1st, the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC), an initiative of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the worlds largest, non-profit public health organization addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic, is utilizing the power of the arts and social media to bring greater awareness to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its disproportionate impact on Black Americans.

City Of Hope Announces Inaugural Dine In For Health Justice Photo City Of Hope Announces Inaugural Dine In For Health Justice
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2020

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??City of Hope's Health Justice Council will host the inaugural Dine In for Health Justice, a month-long virtual event designed as a CALL TO ACTION to raise awareness and funds for crucial health care issues facing minority communities. Dine In encourages friends and family to organize virtual dinner parties a?" or lunch or breakfast, for that matter a?" beginning Saturday, Sept. 26, and continuing through the month of October. 

Roger Guenveur Smith Returns to the Stage Virtually With OTTO FRANK Photo Roger Guenveur Smith Returns to the Stage Virtually With OTTO FRANK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2020

Back by popular demand, Obie award-winning actor and writer Roger Guenveur Smith (Do The Right Thing) returns to the stage-- virtually -- with his new solo performance, OTTO FRANK, a historical account of the father of Anne Frank.

Tina Knowles Lawson & Richard Lawson To Host WACO Theater Center Virtual Celebration Photo Tina Knowles Lawson & Richard Lawson To Host WACO Theater Center Virtual Celebration
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2020

WACO Theater Center, Los Angeles's premiere non-profit gallery and cultural center, announced it will host a Virtual Celebration to raise funds for its programs and families impacted by COVID-19. 

The Richard Lawson Studios Continues Master Class Series Photo The Richard Lawson Studios Continues Master Class Series
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 11, 2020

The Richard Lawson Studios is continuing its new Master Class series with veteran actors Vanessa Bell Calloway and Keith David, as well as award-winning director/writer/actor Lily Mariye. Classes will take place every Saturday morning at 10 AM PST.

Watch While We Breathe - A Night of Creative Protest Photo Watch While We Breathe - A Night of Creative Protest
by Alan Henry - Jul 30, 2020

In case you were unable to join us for the live stream, or if youa??d like to revisit the powerful new works by some of Broadway and Hollywooda??s most vital voices, we invite you to watch #WhileWeBreathe, recorded live on Wednesday, July 29.

Patina Miller, Will Swenson and More Join #WHILEWEBREATHE A Night of Creative Protest Photo Patina Miller, Will Swenson and More Join #WHILEWEBREATHE A Night of Creative Protest
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 24, 2020

Producers Brian Moreland (Blue) and Arvind Ethan David (Jagged Little Pill) have announced #WhileWeBreathe: A Night of Creative Protest.

WhileWeBreathe: A NIGHT OF CREATIVE PROTEST to Feature Lynn Whitfield, Patina Miller  Photo WhileWeBreathe: A NIGHT OF CREATIVE PROTEST to Feature Lynn Whitfield, Patina Miller and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2020

Producers Brian Moreland and Arvind Ethan David have announced casting for #WhileWeBreathe: A Night of Creative Protest in benefit of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc and The Bail Project, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD), BYP100 Education Fund, Forced Trajectory Project (FTP), The Justice Committee, and SONG.

Billie Holiday Theatre to Present Virtual Edition of 50IN50: LETTERS TO OUR SONS Photo Billie Holiday Theatre to Present Virtual Edition of 50IN50: LETTERS TO OUR SONS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 3, 2020

The AUDELCO and Obie-Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre will present a special virtual edition of its popular 50in50 monologue showcase series with the highly anticipated 50in50:Letters to Our Sons as part of its new #StayAtHome Reading Series, an innovative online play reading series.

Obie Award-Winning Actor Roger Guenveur Smith Returns To Bootleg Theater With OTTO FR Photo Obie Award-Winning Actor Roger Guenveur Smith Returns To Bootleg Theater With OTTO FRANK
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2020

Back by popular demand, Obie award-winning actor and writer Roger Guenveur Smith returns to Bootleg Theatre with his new solo performance, OTTO FRANK, a historical account of the father of Anne Frank. The performances will take place March 26 - April 5. 

Elton John Aids Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party Raises Over $6.4 Million To H Photo Elton John Aids Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party Raises Over $6.4 Million To Help End The AIDS Epidemic
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 10, 2020

The 28th¬†annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards¬ģ Viewing Party with¬†Netflix's¬†Queer Eye¬†Fab Five: Bobby Berk, Tan France, Karamo, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness raised¬†over $6.4¬†million for the global effort to end AIDS. The gala, which took place on Sunday, February 9 at West Hollywood¬†Park in Los Angeles was generously supported by Presenting Sponsors IMDb, Walmart and Neuro Drinks and the Event¬†¬†Hosts Heidi Klum, Diane Lane, Eric McCormack and Billy Porter.

HARRIET Celebrates Black History Month With Free Screenings Photo HARRIET Celebrates Black History Month With Free Screenings
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 31, 2020

In celebration of Black History Month, Focus Features and Regal have partnered to offer free screenings of¬†HARRIET¬†in 50 theatres around the United States on Tuesday, February 4, and Tuesday, February 11.¬† The film depicts the life of one of history's most courageous African American heroes, Harriet Tubman, bringing her story to the big screen for the very first time. For her work as the titular role of Harriet, Cynthia Erivo has been nominated for two Academy Awards¬ģ, for Best Actress and Best Original Song for a?oeStand Up,a?? which she co-wrote with Joshuah Brian Campbell.¬†

Melinda Doolittle Will Return to Catalina Jazz Club with GREAT AMERICAN SOUL BOOK Photo Melinda Doolittle Will Return to Catalina Jazz Club with GREAT AMERICAN SOUL BOOK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 28, 2020

Season six American Idol finalist and recording artist Melinda Doolittle is set to return with her show Great American Soul Book to Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood for one performance only on Wednesday, February 5, at 8:30pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents and Catalina.

HARRIET Will be Released on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD This January Photo HARRIET Will be Released on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD This January
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 20, 2019

Follow the inspirational journey of one of the bravest people and heroes in history, Harriet Tubman, as she risks her life to save others from the horrors of slavery in¬†HARRIET, arriving on Digital January 14, 2020 and Blu-rayi??, DVD and On Demand on January 28, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. With a 97% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes¬ģ,¬†HARRIET¬†on Blu-rayi??, DVD and Digital has a variety of compelling bonus features, including deleted scenes, a deeper look into Harriet Tubman's story, and feature commentary with director and co-writer Kasi Lemmons. The captivating and emotional story of courage,¬†HARRIET¬†has been nominated for two 2020 Golden Globe¬ģ¬†awards including Best Actress in a Drama for Cynthia Erivo and Best Original Song for a?oeStand Upa?? which was co-written by film star Erivo and Joshuah Campbell. Additionally, the film was nominated for a SAG Award¬ģ¬†and a Critics Choice Award, earning a total of three Best Actress nominations.

The 32nd Annual Virginia Film Festival Announces Lineup Photo The 32nd Annual Virginia Film Festival Announces Lineup
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 25, 2019

The 32nd Annual Virginia Film Festival will feature a deep and diverse program of more than 150 films, including some of the hottest titles on the festival circuit today, and an array of special guests from throughout the industry, and from across the globe. This year's lineup includes award-winning actor, writer, and director Ethan Hawke, noted actor Ann Dowd, international bestselling author John Grisham, actor Dennis Christopher, acclaimed filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu - plus more than 100 filmmakers in all.

Due To Popular Demand Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club At The LINQ Promenade Extends Luenel Photo Due To Popular Demand Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club At The LINQ Promenade Extends Luenell's Limited Engagement
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade has proudly announced an extension to their first-ever limited engagement with comedian/actress and the Original Bad Girl of Comedy, Luenell. Hot and hilarious, along with her in-your-face delivery has made her a fan favorite.  

Nomzamo Mbatha, Garcelle Beauvais Join COMING 2 AMERICA Photo Nomzamo Mbatha, Garcelle Beauvais Join COMING 2 AMERICA
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 22, 2019

Deadline reports that Nomzamo Mbatha and Garcelle Beauvais have joined the star-studded cast of Coming 2 America! Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall  will reprise their roles from the 1988 classic comedy film. 

Rotimi Joins Upcoming Sequel COMING 2 AMERICA Photo Rotimi Joins Upcoming Sequel COMING 2 AMERICA
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 20, 2019

Deadline reports that Rotimi has joined the sequel to Eddie Murphy's 'Coming to America,' named appropriately numerically: 'Coming 2 America.' He joins original cast members Eddie Murphy (Prince Akeem) and Arsenio Hall (Semmi), James Earl Jones (King Jaffe Joffer), Paul Bates (Oha), John Amos (Cleo McDowell), Shari Headley (Lisa McDowell), Louie Anderson (Maurice), and Vanessa Bell Calloway (Imani Izzi).

Photo Flash: All-Access Pass To The National Black Theatre Festival Gala With Andre D Photo Photo Flash: All-Access Pass To The National Black Theatre Festival Gala With Andre De Shields
by Robert Diamond - Aug 5, 2019

2019 Tony winner Andre De Shields has been attending The National Black Theatre Festival¬ģ (NBTF) in Winston-Salem, N. C. since 1995. Dubbed the 'Black Theatre Holy Ground,' NBTF is the international outreach program of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company, founded by the late Larry Leon Hamlin in 1979. The Festival, also founded by Hamlin, has been held biennially since 1989. The NCBRC celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, while the NBTF celebrated its 30th.

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