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Vanessa Bell Calloway

NAACP Best Actress & Dancer

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Vanessa Bell Calloway Biography

Vanessa Bell Calloway is an acclaimed actress, director, producer, and mother. Most recently, she starred in the historic film Harriet as Rit Ross Tubman’s mother, and reprised her iconic role as Princess Imani Izzi in “Coming 2 America.” Calloway also stars in Bounce TV’s one-hour hit-drama “Saint & Sinners”, BET’s “Games People Play,” and the finale season of the award-winning Showtime series, “Shameless.

In addition to acting, Calloway complete production as director on her second films for both BET.

An eight-time NAACP Image Award nominee, Calloway won the Best Actress NAACP Theater Award for her role as Zora Neale Hurston in the one-woman, critically-acclaimed, play “Letters From Zora.”

Her TV credits are many, including: “Kenan,” “Shameless,” “The Connors, “Black Monday,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Real Husbands Of Hollywood,” “The Closer,” “NCIS,” and “Castle”…just to name a few. Some of Calloway’s film roles include: “South Side With You”, “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, “Biker Boyz”, “Daylight”, “Cheaper By The Dozen” and “The Inkwell”.

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  • Vanessa Bell Calloway believes her skin tone affected ‘Coming to America’ casting

    Vanessa Bell Calloway isn’t living in the past — just shedding more light on it. Calloway — who played the role of Imani Izzi in 1988’s “Coming to America,” the beautiful woman originally meant to marry Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem — says she originally auditioned for the lead female role of Lisa, played by Shari Headley, and believes her complexion played a role in not getting the...

  • Vanessa Bell Calloway credits $30 wig for ‘Coming to America’ role

    Vanessa Bell Calloway landed the role of Imani Izzi in “Coming to America” with the help of a $30 wig. “My hair was short at the time, and I know men in Hollywood: They like long hair, so my short hair was not going to be pretty to them. So I ran to the beauty supply store and I got this little cheap wig,” she told Page Six Style of preparing for her audition for the 1988 flick.

  • Auntie Unfiltered Sits Down With Vanessa Bell Calloway

    Vanessa Bell Calloway has been in the business for a long time. From her turn as Yvonne Caldwell on All My Children where she famously (or is it infamously?) broke up Black power couple Angie and Jessie Hubbard to her turn as Princess Imani in the original Coming to America—when Prince Akeem asked her to “bark like a big dog,” to her role as Jackie in What’s Love Got to Do With It and...

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  • How do I book Vanessa Bell Calloway to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Vanessa Bell Calloway for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Vanessa Bell Calloway, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Vanessa Bell Calloway or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Vanessa Bell Calloway

    Speaking fees for Vanessa Bell Calloway, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Vanessa Bell Calloway are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Vanessa Bell Calloway, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Vanessa Bell Calloway speak about?

    Vanessa Bell Calloway is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Actors, Cancer Speakers, Diversity Speakers, Entertainment, Health and Wellness, Television Stars, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Vanessa Bell Calloway travel from?

    Vanessa Bell Calloway generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Vanessa Bell Calloway’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Vanessa Bell Calloway for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vanessa Bell Calloway for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Vanessa Bell Calloway or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Vanessa Bell Calloway Biography

Vanessa Bell Calloway is an acclaimed actress, director, producer, and mother. Most recently, she starred in the historic film Harriet as Rit Ross Tubman’s mother, and reprised her iconic role as Princess Imani Izzi in “Coming 2 America.” Calloway also stars in Bounce TV’s one-hour hit-drama “Saint & Sinners”, BET’s “Games People Play,” and the finale season of the award-winning Showtime series, “Shameless.

In addition to acting, Calloway complete production as director on her second films for both BET.

An eight-time NAACP Image Award nominee, Calloway won the Best Actress NAACP Theater Award for her role as Zora Neale Hurston in the one-woman, critically-acclaimed, play “Letters From Zora.”

Her TV credits are many, including: “Kenan,” “Shameless,” “The Connors, “Black Monday,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Real Husbands Of Hollywood,” “The Closer,” “NCIS,” and “Castle”…just to name a few. Some of Calloway’s film roles include: “South Side With You”, “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, “Biker Boyz”, “Daylight”, “Cheaper By The Dozen” and “The Inkwell”.

Vanessa Bell Calloway Videos

  • Auntie Unfiltered Sits Down With Vanessa Bell Calloway
    Vanessa Bell Calloway has been in the business for a long time. From her turn as Yvonne Caldwell on All My Children where she famously (or is it...
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway: Breaking Barriers and Defying the Odds
    Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway. Recently recognized by the County of Los Angeles for her contribution to the Entertainment Industry and as the driving...
  • How Vanessa Bell Calloway Handles Life After Breast Cancer
    On the DL Hughley Show.

FAQs on booking Vanessa Bell Calloway

  • How do I book Vanessa Bell Calloway to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Vanessa Bell Calloway for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Vanessa Bell Calloway, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Vanessa Bell Calloway or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Vanessa Bell Calloway

    Speaking fees for Vanessa Bell Calloway, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Vanessa Bell Calloway are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Vanessa Bell Calloway, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Vanessa Bell Calloway speak about?

    Vanessa Bell Calloway is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Actors, Cancer Speakers, Diversity Speakers, Entertainment, Health and Wellness, Television Stars, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Vanessa Bell Calloway travel from?

    Vanessa Bell Calloway generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Vanessa Bell Calloway’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Vanessa Bell Calloway for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vanessa Bell Calloway for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Vanessa Bell Calloway or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Vanessa Bell Calloway is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Vanessa Bell Calloway for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Vanessa Bell Calloway generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Danielle Brooks, Eileen Grubba, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Kimberly Elise and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vanessa Bell Calloway for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Vanessa Bell Calloway Speaker Videos

  • Auntie Unfiltered Sits Down With Vanessa Bell Calloway
    Vanessa Bell Calloway has been in the business for a long time. From her turn as Yvonne Caldwell on All My Children where she famously (or is it infamously?) broke up Black power couple Angie and...
    Vanessa Bell Calloway: Breaking Barriers and Defying the Odds
    Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway. Recently recognized by the County of Los Angeles for her contribution to the Entertainment Industry and as the driving force behind Bounce TV's "Saints and Sinners,"...
  • How Vanessa Bell Calloway Handles Life After Breast Cancer
    On the DL Hughley Show.

Vanessa Bell Calloway News

  • Vanessa Bell Calloway believes her skin tone affected ‘Coming to America’ casting

    Vanessa Bell Calloway isn’t living in the past — just shedding more light on it. Calloway — who played the role of Imani Izzi in 1988’s “Coming to America,” the beautiful woman originally meant to marry Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem — says she originally auditioned for the lead female role of Lisa, played by Shari Headley, and believes her complexion played a role in not getting the...

  • Vanessa Bell Calloway credits $30 wig for ‘Coming to America’ role

    Vanessa Bell Calloway landed the role of Imani Izzi in “Coming to America” with the help of a $30 wig. “My hair was short at the time, and I know men in Hollywood: They like long hair, so my short hair was not going to be pretty to them. So I ran to the beauty supply store and I got this little cheap wig,” she told Page Six Style of preparing for her audition for the 1988 flick.

  • Auntie Unfiltered Sits Down With Vanessa Bell Calloway

    Vanessa Bell Calloway has been in the business for a long time. From her turn as Yvonne Caldwell on All My Children where she famously (or is it infamously?) broke up Black power couple Angie and Jessie Hubbard to her turn as Princess Imani in the original Coming to America—when Prince Akeem asked her to “bark like a big dog,” to her role as Jackie in What’s Love Got to Do With It and...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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