Vanessa B. Calloway

Wednesday, August 12th

Vanessa Bell Calloway is a beloved American actress and dancer and an eight-time NAACP Image Award nominee. Beginning her career as a dancer, Bell Calloway is perhaps best known for her role as Princess Imani Izzi (Eddie Murphy's arranged wife) in the 1988 comedy Coming to America. In the following years, Bell Calloway had several starring roles in television series and movies, including the first African American prime time soap opera, Under One Roof. She later played recurring roles on Hawthorne and Shameless. In 2016, she appeared in comedy-drama film Southside with You and began starring as Lady Ella Johnson in the Bounce TV prime time soap opera, Saints & Sinners. Calloway is set to reprise her role as Imani Izzi in Paramount Pictures' upcoming sequel Coming 2 America.