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

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Page Six
 2021-02-15

Cover picture for the articleVanessa 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.

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