Vanessa Bell net worth is
$600 Thousand

Vanessa Bell Wiki Biography

Vanessa Bell Calloway was born on the 20th March 1957, in Toledo, Ohio USA, and is a stage and television actress, probably best recognized for starring in such TV soap operas and films as “All My Children” (1985) “What’s Love Got To Do With It” (1993), “The Inkwell” (1994), “Daylight” (1996), etc. She is also known for being a professional dancer, who starred in the original Broadway production of “Dreamgirls”. Her career has been active since 1981.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Vanessa Bell Calloway is, as of late 2016? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that Vanessa counts her net worth at the amount of $600,000, which has been accumulated through her involvement in the entertainment industry.

Vanessa Bell Calloway Net Worth $600,000

Vanessa grew up in Toledo, where she finished high school, after which she graduated from Ohio University with a BA degree in Fine Arts, and joined the African-American Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She then started taking dancing classes with famous professionals such as Alvin Ailey, George Faison, and Otis Sallid, and her career as a dancer soon began on Broadway in the original production of “Dreamgirls” by Michael Bennett. During this period, her colleague from “Dreamgirls” and famous R&B singer at the time, Rhetta Hughes, asked Vanessa to direct a music video for her song “Angel Man”, plus she also was in the ensemble of the short-lived musical “Bring Back Birdie”. Her net worth certainly had a good base.

Subsequently, Vanessa career in the film industry began as soon as 1985, making her debut appearance on television in the ABC daytime soap opera “All My Children”; however, she didn’t become popular until she moved to Los Angeles in 1986, after which she started receiving calls from several important people in the film industry, and began appearing in shows such as “The Colbys” (1986), and “227” (1987), all of which increased her net worth. Furthermore, in 1987, Vanessa made her debut film appearance in the film “Number One With A Bullet”, which was followed by the role of Imani Izzi in the comedy “Coming to America”, appearing next to Eddie Murphy, which added a considerable amount to her net worth.

In 1990, she was selected for the role of Delia Wayne in the TV series “Equal Justice”, and her next big role came two years later, starring in the TV series “Rhythm & Blues” (1992-1993). In 1995, she co-starred as Maggie Langston opposite Joe Morton and James Earl Jones in the soap opera “Under One Roof”, the first drama series to feature an African-American as a lead character. During the same year, she featured in the film “Crimson Tide”, and a year later in such film titles as “America’s Dream”, “Daylight”, and “The Cherokee Kid”, all of which contributed to her growing wealth.

The new millennium didn’t change too much for Vanessa, as she continued to appear in a number of production including the TV series “Boston Public” (2001) as Mrs. Michelle Ronning, the film “Bad Boy” (2002) playing Christine Hodges, and in the film “Cheaper By The Dozen” (2003) as Diana Philips. In the following years, Vanessa had many supporting and leading roles in such TV and film titles as “The District” (2003-2004), “Lakeview Terrace” (2008) and “Hawthorne” (2010-2011). All of these appearances increased her net worth by a large margin.

Most recently, she has had supporting roles in “The Undershepherd” (2012) portraying Deaconess Carter, “Shameless” (2011-2016) as Carol Fisher, and in 2016 in the comedy-drama “Southside With You”, as well as starring in the TV soap opera called “Saints & Sinners”, which will add further to her fortune.

Vanessa’s performances during her career as a dancer and an actress has brought her nominations for many important awards, the most significant being for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for “Under One Roof” in 1996, for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2002 for “Boston Public” and in 2004 for “The District”.

Speaking about her personal life, Vanessa married anesthesiologist Dr. Anthony Calloway in September 1988; the couple has two children together, and their current residence is in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago Vanessa was diagnosed with, but successfully treated for breast cancer.

Full Name Vanessa Bell Calloway
Net Worth $600 Thousand
Date Of Birth March 20, 1957
Died April 7, 1961, Charleston Farmhouse, Firle, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Toledo, Ohio, United States
Profession Actress
Education Ohio University
Nationality American
Spouse Dr. Anthony Calloway
Children Ashley Calloway, Alexandra Calloway
Parents Beverly Bell
Siblings Elaine Folayan
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Spec…
Movies Coming to America, Southside with You, What’s Love Got to Do with It, Biker Boyz, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Bébé’s Kids, Crimson Tide, The Last Fall, The Inkwell, The Under Shepherd, The Temptations, Aussie & Ted’s Great Adventure, A Beautiful Soul, The Bounce Back, The Cherokee Kid, America’s Drea…
TV Shows Under One Roof, Equal Justice, Orleans, Rhythm & Blues, Black in the 80s, The District


Title Year Status Character
The Preacher’s Son 2017 post-production Elena
Lark 2016 Short completed Aziza
The Bounce Back 2016 completed Ellen
LAPD African Cops 2016 post-production
Medicine Men 2016 post-production Eve
The Bricks 2015 TV Series post-production Sharon
The Bricks: White Betty 2015 Video completed Sharon
Saints & Sinners 2016-2017 TV Series Lady Ella Johnson
Post Life 2016 Short Diane McIntosh
Hustle vs. Heartache 2016 Hustle’s Mother
Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story 2016 Josephine
Grey’s Anatomy 2016 TV Series Lucinda Gamble
Shameless 2011-2016 TV Series Carol Fisher
Southside with You 2016 Marian Robinson
Message from a Mistress 2015 Heather
Hand of God 2015 TV Series Eunetta Graham
Real Husbands of Hollywood 2015 TV Series Trina’s Mother
Murder in the First 2015 TV Series Veronza Ervin
About Scout 2015 Faith Price
Emergency Contact 2015 TV Short Ruthie Biltmore
To Hell and Back 2015 TV Movie Colleen
Almost Home 2014 TV Series Jocelyn Sanders
Reckless 2014 TV Series Judge Kress
NCIS 2014 TV Series Sally Hammond
The Divorce 2014 TV Movie
Castle 2013 TV Series Beryl Wickfield
Rizzoli & Isles 2012-2013 TV Series Assistant District Attorney
Holla II 2013 Marion
Between Sisters 2013 TV Movie Lilian
Go On 2012 TV Series Joyce
The Obama Effect 2012 Molly Thomas
A Beautiful Soul 2012 Guardian Angel
Ringer 2012 TV Series Royce Weigler
The Last Fall 2012 Marie Bishop
The Undershepherd 2012 Deaconess Carter
Harry’s Law 2011 TV Series Judge Jude Campbell
Hawthorne 2010-2011 TV Series Gail Strummer
Let’s Stay Together 2011 TV Series Mimi
Detroit 1-8-7 2011 TV Series Bonnie McCord
Outlaw 2010 TV Series
Dexter 2010 TV Series Crisis Counselor
Cold Case 2009 TV Series Geraldine Watkins ’70
Applause for Miss E 2009 TV Movie Miss E
Divas 2009 Wendy Johnson
Aussie and Ted’s Great Adventure 2009 Mrs. Jones
Truly Blessed 2009 Lynda
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2009 TV Series Judge Himmel
Lakeview Terrace 2008 Aunt Dorrie
Stompin’ 2007 Mrs. Jackson
All of Us 2006 TV Series Marvella James
The Closer 2006 TV Series Lynn Talmadge
Joan of Arcadia 2005 TV Series Corey Phillips
Pryor Offenses 2004 TV Movie Gertrude
Strong Medicine 2004 TV Series Melanie Rhodes
CSI: Miami 2004 TV Series Tonya Washington
The District 2003-2004 TV Series Gwen / Gwen Hendrix
10-8: Officers on Duty 2003-2004 TV Series Gina Barnes
Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 Diana Philips
Love Don’t Cost a Thing 2003 Vivian Johnson
Biker Boyz 2003 Anita
The Parkers 2002 TV Series Alaina
One on One 2002 TV Series Michelle McCall
Bad Boy 2002 Christine Hodges
The Red Sneakers 2002 TV Movie Berniece
All About You 2001 Donna
The Division 2001 TV Series Dana
Boston Public 2001 TV Series Mrs. Michelle Ronning
Diagnosis Murder 2001 TV Series Mrs. Calender
The Brothers 2001 Dr. Thelma Woolridge
Love Song 2000 TV Movie Evie Livingston
A Private Affair 2000 TV Movie Nikka
Malcolm & Eddie 1999 TV Series Vina Jensen
When It Clicks 1998 Short Catherine Douglass
Moesha 1998 TV Series Dr. Woods
Archibald the Rainbow Painter 1998 Diana
The Gregory Hines Show 1998 TV Series Kyra Lewis
Prey 1998 TV Series Grace
The Temptations 1998 TV Series Johnnie Mae Matthews
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 TV Series Princess Katusha
Sparks 1997 TV Series Monique
Orleans 1997 TV Series Dist. Atty. Rosalee Clark
The Cherokee Kid 1996 TV Movie Abby Holsopple
Daylight 1996 Grace Calloway
America’s Dream 1996 TV Movie Miss Williams (segment “The Boy Who Painted Christ Black”)
Touched by an Angel 1995 TV Series Debra Willis
Crimson Tide 1995 Julia Hunter
Under One Roof 1995 TV Series Maggie Langston
The Inkwell 1994 Francis Phillips
The Sinbad Show 1993 TV Series Michelle Michaels
What’s Love Got to Do with It 1993 Jackie
Rhythm & Blues 1992-1993 TV Series Colette Hawkins
Where I Live 1993 TV Series
Why Colors? 1992 Short
Dream On 1992 TV Series Jeanette
Bébé’s Kids 1992 Jamika (voice)
Stompin’ at the Savoy 1992 TV Movie Dorothy
Memphis 1992 TV Movie Martha Kinship
Doctor Doctor 1991 TV Series Gail Butterfield
The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage 1991 TV Series Rene
A Different World 1990-1991 TV Series Danielle Vinson / Lily Connors
Father Dowling Mysteries 1991 TV Series Dr. Emily Stone
L.A. Law 1991 TV Series Robin Edwards
Polly: Comin’ Home! 1990 TV Movie Nancy Dodds
China Beach 1990 TV Series Sweet Hula
Piece of Cake 1990 TV Movie Doreen
Equal Justice 1990 TV Series Delia Wayne / Delia
Dragnet 1990 TV Series Receptionist
Death Spa 1989 Marci Hewitt (as Vanessa Bell)
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1989 TV Series Nancy
A Little Bit Strange 1989 TV Movie Marilyn McClane-Masterson
In the Heat of the Night 1989 TV Series Audrey Moore
Webster 1989 TV Series Denice
1st & Ten: The Championship 1989 TV Series Della King
Coming to America 1988 Imani Izzi (as Vanessa Bell)
The Return of Desperado 1988 TV Movie Molly Pickett (as Vanessa Bell)
The Loner 1988 TV Movie Carver (as Vanessa Bell)
227 1987 TV Series Sherry
Number One with a Bullet 1987 Woman
Falcon Crest 1986 TV Series Nurse
Simon & Simon 1986 TV Series Julie
The Colbys 1986 TV Series Lowell Sherman
All My Children 1985 TV Series Yvonne Caldwell
Days of Our Lives 1965 TV Series Denise Preston (1985) (as Vanessa Bell)


Title Year Status Character
In the Company of Friends 2013 TV Movie executive producer
The Bricks 2015 TV Series executive producer post-production
The Bricks: White Betty 2015 Video executive producer completed
My Block 2013 TV Series executive producer


Title Year Status Character
The Bricks 2015 TV Series post-production
The Bricks: White Betty 2015 Video completed
Everything I Did Wrong in My 20s 2016 TV Series 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Polly: Comin’ Home! 1990 TV Movie performer: “You’ve Got a Family”
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1989 TV Series performer – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
In the Company of Friends 2013 TV Movie


Title Year Status Character
Steve Harvey 2016 TV Series Herself
Unsung Hollywood 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Shameless: Season 4, Being Gallagher 2014 Video short Herself
Shameless: Season 4, Shameless Neighbors 2014 Video short Herself
Roomieloverfriends 2014 TV Series Herself
Datzhott 2013 TV Series Herself
Black Actress 2013 TV Series Herself
Life After 2013 TV Series Herself
Exhale 2013 TV Series Herself
In the Company of Friends 2013 TV Movie Herself – Host
42nd NAACP Image Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
The Mo’Nique Show 2010 TV Series Herself
Good Hair 2009 Documentary Herself
In the Company of Friends 2007 TV Movie Herself
Battle Night: The Krump Wars 2005 Video documentary Herself
Black in the 80s 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Making of ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’ 2004 Video documentary short Herself
Oh Drama! 2001-2002 TV Series Herself – Host / Herself
1st Annual BET Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Sports Theater with Shaquille O’Neal 1998 TV Series Herself
28th NAACP Image Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
Miss Universe Pageant 1995 TV Special Herself – Judge
The 14th Annual American Black Achievement Awards 1993 TV Special Herself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1992 TV Series Herself
The Morning Exchange 1985 TV Series Herself

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2011 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Hawthorne (2009)
2004 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The District (2000)
2002 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Boston Public (2000)
1999 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series The Temptations (1998)
1998 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Orleans (1997)
1997 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series America’s Dream (1996)
1996 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Under One Roof (1995)
1995 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993)

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