Vanessa Bell Calloway

TV SeriesEURweb

EUR Exclusive Sneak Peek Clip of ‘Kenan’ Featuring Vanessa Bell Calloway / WATCH

*We’ve got another EUR exclusive sneak peek clip for you. This one is from NBC’s “Kenan” which airs tonight and every Tuesday at 8:30/7:30c. In the clip titled “Keenan’s Mom,” Kenan is playing a game of basketball, but finds himself competing for his mom’s attention. The clip features Vanessa Bell Calloway (Coming to America, Coming to America 2, Shameless), who plays Bobbi as Kenan’s mom. Check it out:
Picture for EUR Exclusive Sneak Peek Clip of ‘Kenan’ Featuring Vanessa Bell Calloway / WATCH
RELATED CHANNELS
Moviesblackchronicle.com

Coming To America Cast: Vanessa Bell Calloway Reveals Colorism In Movie

The highly anticipated Coming to America sequel, called Coming 2 America, drops on Amazon Prime Friday. The original movie wasn an instant classic when it was released in 1989. Vanessa Bell Calloway, who portrayed Imani, the woman Eddie Murphy’s character was supposed to marry, says she originally auditioned for the lead but was cast in the smaller role due to colorism.
MoviesPosted by
BET

Vanessa Bell Calloway Reveals Colorism In ‘Coming To America’ Casting

The highly anticipated Coming to America sequel, called Coming 2 America, drops on Amazon Prime Friday. The original movie wasn an instant classic when it was released in 1989. Vanessa Bell Calloway, who portrayed Imani, the woman Eddie Murphy’s character was supposed to marry, says she originally auditioned for the lead but was cast in the smaller role due to colorism.
MoviesPosted by
The List

Whatever Happened To Vanessa Bell Calloway From Coming To America?

Princess Imani only features briefly in Coming to America, but she leaves a mark. Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway — whose character is introduced with a lengthy walk down the aisle toward a waiting Prince Akeem (played by Eddie Murphy), her stunning gold gown trailing luxuriously behind her — demonstrates impressive comic timing in her interaction with the comedy legend. Her line delivery and spot-on dog impressions dazzle just like her dress, even if Imani doesn't appear again.
Beauty & FashionPage Six

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.
MoviesPosted by
Black Enterprise

Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway Says She Didn’t Get Lead Role in ‘Coming To America’ Because She Was Too Dark

With Coming To America 2’s release just weeks away, an actress from the first movie spoke out about her experience as a dark-skinned woman in the film. Vanessa Bell Calloway, a veteran actress, told Page Six that she originally auditioned for the lead role “Lisa,” played by actress Shari Headley. The 67-year-old thespian disclosed that she was given a smaller part because she was too dark.
CelebritiesPosted by
Page Six

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 part.
MoviesPosted by
BET

Vanessa Bell Calloway Reveals Colorism In ‘Coming To America’ Casting

The highly anticipated Coming to America sequel, called Coming 2 America, drops on Amazon Prime on March 5. The original was released in 1989 and was an instant classic. Vanessa Bell Calloway, who portrayed Imani, the woman Eddie Murphy’s character was supposed to marry, says she originally auditioned for the lead but was cast in the smaller role due to colorism.