If I should tell you Yvonne Nelson had never wanted to be an actress, would you believe me? Well, the Ghanaian Musician said rapping came naturally to her as she used to perform on stage during her high school days.
That is being said, it means the actress found herself in the movie industry – you guessed it – by mistake.
From a former Miss Ghana contestant, Yvonne Nelson burst onto the movie industry starring in the movie, ‘Princess Tyra’ and ‘Playboy’.
Below is some information about the multiple-award-winning actress.
PROFILE SUMMARY OF YVONNE NELSON
Full name: Yvonne Nelson
Other names: No
Date of birth: 12th November 1985
Place of Birth: Accra, Ghana
Parents: Mr. O. Nelson, Margaret Gaddy
Siblings: Not known
Profession: actress, model, film producer, philosophy and entrepreneur
Ethnicity: Fante and Ga
Education: St. Martin De Porres school, Aggrey Memorial Senior High school, Zenith University College, Central University and GIMPA
Net Worth: $900,000
Early Life of Yvonne Nelson
Even though the beautiful actress can trace her roots to Cape Coast, she was born in Accra. She attended her primary school in St. Martins De Porres school. The actress recounted that as she grew up her dad was never there for her.
As such it was her mum only who took care of her. She also recounted that her dad failed to two promises her made her: buy Christmas shoes for her as well as taking her to London with him. Also, she said that her dad fathered other children with different women.
– Which SHS did Yvonne Nelson attend?
After completing junior high school, the young actress attended Aggrey Memorial Senior High school. While there, she loved to rap and even enjoyed performing on stage during entertainment sessions.
– Where is Yvonne Nelson from?
Yvonne Nelson hails from Cape Coast but has lived most of her life in Accra
– Family, husband, and children
It is apparent that the actress has steps sibling since her dad fathered other children other than her mother. But the names of these siblings are not known.
In 2017, the actress got into a relationship with Jamie Roberts, a famous British photographer. Month later, the internet went buzz after the discovery that Jamie Roberts was married to a Nigerian with the Keela Harrison.
She gave birth to a bouncing baby girl with the celebrity photographer. She named the baby Ryn Roberts. Later the two couples would call their relationship quits.
– Professional career
Yvonne Nelson started her career as a model when she signed up for Miss Ghana in 2005 where she was awarded best talent. After her failed bid to become Miss Ghana, two years later, she would venture into acting. Her debut movie was ‘Princess Tyra’.
After her success as a rookie actress in Ghana, she launched her career in Nigeria to shoot more movies for Nollywood industry. She delved into movie production in 2011 with her movie production house YN Productions.
Her first production was the movie The Price, which was released that same year. She also produced Single and Married in 2012 and House of Gold in 2013.
The latter won Best Picture at the Ghana Movie Awards and Best Ghanaian Movie at the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards
In 2010, she founded her foundation, Glaucoma Foundation to help create awareness about the killer disease.
– Achievements (Awards or Honors)
Since 2008, the actress has been nominated for an award 14 times, winning 9 out of it. She won her first award as a Joy Nite FM award as the ‘Star best actress’ in 2009. The following year, she won the ‘Favourite Actress’ award at the 2010 Ghana movies awards. Her latest award came in 2018 wjen she won the ‘Best Actress at the 2018 edition of the Ghana Movies Awards.
– House and cars
Being regarded as one of the riches actresses in Ghana, Yvonne Nelson owns a large and plush mansion with swimming pool. Aside her car, she also has Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC and other expensive cars parked on her large compound.
Below are some of the movies Yvonne Nelson has featured in
Any Other Monday
The Black Taliban
Blood is Thick
Crime to Christ
Desperate to Live
Diary of a Player
Festival of Love
– Social Media
Yvonne Nelson has a Twitter and Instagram accounts.
– Net Worth
The net worth of the actress is estimated at $900,000