Vanessa Bell Calloway (born Vanessa Bell on March 20, 1957) is an American actress. She has appeared in a number of films, including Coming to America and Cheaper by the Dozen.
Calloway was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She got her first major break playing Imani Izzi in Eddie Murphy's Coming to America (1988), one year after she had made her film debut. The winner of an NAACP Image Award, Calloway has also appeared in numerous other films, including voicing a character in the animated film Bebe's Kids (1992), What's Love Got to Do With It? (1993), and Crimson Tide (1995). Her television credits include a recurring role as Yvonne Caldwell on the daily serial All My Children, during the 1984-1985 season and in 1987. She has a recurring role on David Kelly's Boston Public and has guest starred on the Lifetime show For the People and the UPN shows The Parkers and One on One. She played Maggie in the CBS series "Under One Roof". Calloway is also an accomplished dancer who trained with Alvin...
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The Inkwell is a 1994 romantic comedy/drama, directed by Matty Rich. This movie stars Larenz Tate, Joe Morton, Suzzanne Douglass, Glynn Turman, and Vanessa Bell Calloway. The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.
Set in the summer of 1976, the movie follows the adventures of Drew Tate (Larenz Tate), a shy 16-year-old from upstate New York, when he and his family spend two weeks with affluent relatives on Martha's Vineyard. Drew's parents, Kenny (Joe Morton) and Brenda (Suzzanne Douglass), worry that their son is emotionally disturbed. His favorite companion is a doll with which he engages in animated conversations. They also fear that a fire he accidentally set in the family garage foreshadows a future as an arsonist.
On Martha's Vineyard, Drew is thrown into an affluent, party-loving black society that congregates on a beach known as the Inkwell. The visit is also the occasion of some bitter family strife. Drew's Aunt Francis (...,
Bébé's Kids (released to VHS and DVD as Robin Harris' Bébé's Kids) is an animated feature produced by the Hudlin Brothers and Hyperion Pictures, directed by Bruce W. Smith, and released on July 31. 1992 by Paramount Pictures. The first ever animated feature to feature an all-Black main cast, the film is based upon comedian Robin Harris' "Bébé's Kids" stand-up comedy act. It features the voices of Faizon Love, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Marques Houston, Nell Carter, and Tone-Loc. Tom Everett, Rich Little and Louie Anderson also lend their voices. The movie plays on BET on occasion as of 2006.
In the original act, Robin's prospective girlfriend asks him to take her and her son to Disneyland, but when he agrees, she shows up with four more kids, belonging to her friend Bébé.
As it turns out, Bébé's Kids are extremely rambunctious, misbehaved, ill-tempered, and flat-out bad. They terrorize Mickey Mouse, cut off Donald Duck's feet, try to steal Robin's 8-track/radio (while he's listening...,
Vanessa Bell Calloway was born