Novella Nelson

Novella Nelson

Gender: Female
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1938-12-17
Deathday: 2017-08-31 (78 years old)

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Biography

Novella Christine Nelson (December 17, 1939 – August 31, 2017) was an American actress and singer. She established her career as a singer, both on the off-Broadway and Broadway stage and in cabaret-style locales.

Early Life

Nelson was born on December 17, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, to James and Evelyn (formerly Hines) Nelson. Her father was a pastor and a taxi driver. Her mother was an executive assistant at magazine publisher Women's Wear Daily.An African American, she attended the predominantly white Brooklyn College in the late 1950s, majoring in biochemistry. She took a speech class, which was an acting course, and was asked to perform in a play. For the play she took on the role of Berenice, the housekeeper, in The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers. After being on stage in this and other plays, the future actress changed course becoming a theatre major.

Filmography

All 44

Movies 37

TV shows 7

Self 2

Self
Mr. SOUL! (2018)

Mr. SOUL! (2018)

Movie
Diner Woman
You Were Never Really Here (2017)

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

Movie
4.33
Librarian
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

Movie
4.4
Maureen
Somebody's Hero (2012)

Somebody's Hero (2012)

Movie
Dr. Bannister
Nancy, Please (2012)

Nancy, Please (2012)

Movie
Nana
The Starter Wife (2007)

The Starter Wife (2007)

TV show
Dr. Peterson
Stephanie Daley (2007)

Stephanie Daley (2007)

Movie
Jayme
Premium (2006)

Premium (2006)

Movie
Clarabelle
Dear Wendy (2005)

Dear Wendy (2005)

Movie
6.75
Lee
Birth (2004)

Birth (2004)

Movie
5
Mrs. Tate
Antwone Fisher (2002)

Antwone Fisher (2002)

Movie
Mama Banks
The Gilded Six Bits (2001)

The Gilded Six Bits (2001)

Movie
Carol
Judy Berlin (1999)

Judy Berlin (1999)

Movie
Madame Lordes
Sex and the City (1998)

Sex and the City (1998)

TV show
6.16
Ambassador Alice Wills
A Perfect Murder (1998)

A Perfect Murder (1998)

Movie
Botanica Woman
The Devil's Advocate (1997)

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Movie
7.29
Leon's Mother
White Lies (1997)

White Lies (1997)

Movie
Rosetta Tyler
The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)

The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)

Movie
Angela's Aunt
Girl 6 (1996)

Girl 6 (1996)

Movie
Georgine
Manny & Lo (1996)

Manny & Lo (1996)

Movie
6
Angela
Mercy (1995)

Mercy (1995)

Movie
Mrs. Lemont, Mother
The Keeper (1995)

The Keeper (1995)

Movie
Frances
Dead Funny (1994)

Dead Funny (1994)

Movie
Mobu
Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)

Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)

Movie
6
Mrs. Chaney
Daybreak (1993)

Daybreak (1993)

Movie
Second Annie Lee Moss
Citizen Cohn (1992)

Citizen Cohn (1992)

Movie
Olivia
Strictly Business (1991)

Strictly Business (1991)

Movie
Marriage Celebrant
Green Card (1990)

Green Card (1990)

Movie
6.25
Yvonne Washington
Privilege (1990)

Privilege (1990)

Movie
Judge Gloria Crutcher
Law & Order (1990)

Law & Order (1990)

TV show
5.78
Pearl (1955-1970)
Mama Flora's Family (1988)

Mama Flora's Family (1988)

TV show
Mattie
Orphans (1987)

Orphans (1987)

Movie
Pearl
Kojak: The Price of Justice (1987)

Kojak: The Price of Justice (1987)

Movie
Miriam Blain
The Equalizer (1985)

The Equalizer (1985)

TV show
7.33
Lizzy the Housekeeper
The Flamingo Kid (1984)

The Flamingo Kid (1984)

Movie
Serena Cole
He's Fired, She's Hired (1984)

He's Fired, She's Hired (1984)

Movie
Madame St. Clair
The Cotton Club (1984)

The Cotton Club (1984)

Movie
6
Mrs. Thornton
A Doctor's Story (1984)

A Doctor's Story (1984)

Movie
Nellie Cole
Chiefs (1983)

Chiefs (1983)

TV show
6
Street Interviewee
Abuse (1983)

Abuse (1983)

Movie
Carla Willis
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)

The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)

Movie
Jean
An Unmarried Woman (1978)

An Unmarried Woman (1978)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Taboo

Taboo

TV show
Actress
The Torture of Mothers: The Case of the Harlem Six

The Torture of Mothers: The Case of the Harlem Six

Movie

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1938-12-17

Deathday
2017-08-31 (78 years old)

Place of birth
Brooklyn, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Novella Christine Nelson

Kaiulani Lee
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Kaiulani Lee worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
3 TV show
Bruce MacVittie
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Bruce MacVittie worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
3 TV show
Blanche Baker
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Blanche Baker worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Jean De Baer
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Jean De Baer worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
3 TV show
Rony Clanton
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Rony Clanton worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
John Cameron Mitchell
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John Cameron Mitchell worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Joe Grifasi
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Joe Grifasi worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Giancarlo Esposito
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Giancarlo Esposito worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Sam Rockwell
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Sam Rockwell worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Lois Planco
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Lois Planco worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Michael H. Ingram
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Michael H. Ingram worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Ronald Hunter
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Ronald Hunter worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Joseph Mosso
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Joseph Mosso worked together with Novella Nelson in:
3 TV shows
Maureen Anderman
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Maureen Anderman worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Stephen Joyce
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Stephen Joyce worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Bill Moor
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Bill Moor worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Irving Metzman
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Irving Metzman worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Billie Neal
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Billie Neal worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Kerry Orent
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Kerry Orent worked together with Novella Nelson in:
3 Movies
Peter Bucossi
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Peter Bucossi worked together with Novella Nelson in:
3 TV shows
Avy Kaufman
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Avy Kaufman worked together with Novella Nelson in:
3 Movies
Robert Q. Lovett
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Robert Q. Lovett worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
David Eigenberg
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David Eigenberg worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Andrew McCarthy
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Andrew McCarthy worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Tovah Feldshuh
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Tovah Feldshuh worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Earl Hindman
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Earl Hindman worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Randle Mell
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Randle Mell worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Sam Coppola
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Sam Coppola worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
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Ruben Santiago-Hudson worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Brian Tarantina
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Brian Tarantina worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Leo Burmester
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Leo Burmester worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Madison Arnold
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Madison Arnold worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
David Lansbury
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David Lansbury worked together with Novella Nelson in:
3 TV shows
Pamela Gray
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Pamela Gray worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Michael Higgins
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Michael Higgins worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
John Seitz
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John Seitz worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Barbara Garrick
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Barbara Garrick worked together with Novella Nelson in:
3 TV shows
Arthur J. Nascarella
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Arthur J. Nascarella worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Tamara Tunie
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Tamara Tunie worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Caroline Aaron
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Caroline Aaron worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Glenn Fitzgerald
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Glenn Fitzgerald worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Deirdre O'Connell
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Deirdre O'Connell worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Lois Smith
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Lois Smith worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Caitlin Clarke
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Caitlin Clarke worked together with Novella Nelson in:
3 TV shows
Sebastian Roché
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Sebastian Roché worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Zach Grenier
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Zach Grenier worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Melissa Leo
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Melissa Leo worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Isaiah Washington
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Isaiah Washington worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
James Rebhorn
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James Rebhorn worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Cynthia Nixon
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Cynthia Nixon worked together with Novella Nelson in:
3 TV shows
Paul Guilfoyle
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Paul Guilfoyle worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
David McCallum
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David McCallum worked together with Novella Nelson in:
3 TV shows
Kim Chan
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Kim Chan worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Gerry Bamman
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Gerry Bamman worked together with Novella Nelson in:
3 TV shows
James Saito
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James Saito worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Neal Jones
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Neal Jones worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
John Bedford Lloyd
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John Bedford Lloyd worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Alice Drummond
Novella Nelson
Alice Drummond worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
David Margulies
Novella Nelson
David Margulies worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Pat Hingle
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Pat Hingle worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Tim Guinee
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Tim Guinee worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Mario Van Peebles
Novella Nelson
Mario Van Peebles worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Josef Sommer
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Josef Sommer worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
William Sadler
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William Sadler worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Allen Garfield
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Allen Garfield worked together with Novella Nelson in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Dan Hedaya
Novella Nelson
Dan Hedaya worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Frankie Faison
Novella Nelson
Frankie Faison worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Mark Boone Junior
Novella Nelson
Mark Boone Junior worked together with Novella Nelson in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Novella Nelson
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