A former Miss Ghana contestant, she bust onto the movie scene with big-screen roles in Princess Tyra and Playboy. Yvonne Nelson quickly became one of the “it” girls in the Ghanaian Movie Industry. After a short hiatus, Yvonne proved her versatility as an actress by starring in the movie Girls connection and Crime to Christ.
Yvonne hails from Cape Coast in the Central Region. She had her basic education at St. Martin De Porres in Dansoman where she currently resides. She then continued to Aggrey Memorial High School. She is now in her third year at the Central University College reading Human Resource Management. She is also into designing. Her colours are pink and black.
However, her call into movie line, she indicated, was not a dream come true. “I never dreamt of becoming an actress. I had no interest in it. I was rather into music. Back at Aggrey Memorial I used to rap on stage. Anyway, I am not surprised I am into acting since it’s all about showbiz.”
In 2005 Yvonne partook in Ghana’s prestigious pageant - Miss Ghana - but could not a clinch the crown. She sprung onto Ghana’s rising Ghollywood after playing a supporting role in the movie “The Return of Beyonce” which featured the likes of Van Vicker, Jackie Appiah, and Nadia Buari among other top stars.
“I never went for an audition for movie. I was just going to have lunch somewhere one afternoon and there was an audition going on. So the producer saw me and was like ‘are you here for the audition?’ And I said no. He asked again ‘are you sure?’
I said yes, but he later managed to get my number and called me. So I thought ok let me try my hands on it. That is how it started. I have not regretted it. I have no regret,” says Yvonne.
Before then she had auditioned at Farmhouse for a TV series called ‘Fortune Island’. That series however delayed as it did not come out till she went into mainstream acting. Her first lead role in a movie was in Princess Tyra, which shot her to fame. Within a period of two-and-a-half years she had starred in over twenty (20) movies.
She has also starred in Crime to Christ; To Love and To Cherish with Genevieve Nnaji; Festival of Love; Local Sense; Golden Adventure; Tears of Womanhood; Keep My Love; Girls Connection; Princess Tyra; and The Return of Beyonce.
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