Vanessa Bell Calloway Turns 60 In A Big Way

Photo of actress Vanessa Bell CallowayVanessa Bell Calloway turns 60 in a big way with two star-studded events.

The Saints & Sinners (Bounce TV) star has a lot to rejoice about these days. She will celebrate her 60th year of life on March 17 and March 18 with two star-studded affairs in Los Angles. She begins celebrating Friday, March 17  with a comedy show at The Regency West. The party continues Saturday, March 18 with a birthday gala at Cicada.

Confirmed celebrity guests at Calloway’s birthday festivities include Vivica Fox (Empire), Tasha Smith (Empire), Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage), Earvin Magic Johnson, Knowles Lawson, Lela Rochon (Training Day), Shanola Hampton (Shameless), Antoine Fuqua, Ralph Farquhar, Richard Lawson, Sugar Ray Leonard, James Pickens (Grey’s Anatomy), Debbie Allen (Grey’s Anatomy), Glynn Turman (House of Lies), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Eureka) and Dondre Whitfiled (Queen Sugar).

In addition to her starring role as Lady Ella on Saints & Sinners where the epi-center is Greater Hope Baptist Church in the fictional Cypress, GA, the busy Calloway has a recurring role on the hit comedy Survivor’s Remorse (Starz).  LeBron James serves as an executive producer of the show. She also has a recurring role on Kevin Hart’s reality spoof The Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET).  On the big screen, Calloway starred in the movie Southside With You, the story of President Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date. Over the year’s had iconic roles in Coming to AmericaWhat’s Love Got To Do With It and The Temptations.

In this youth-driven society, I applaud Vanessa Bell Calloway for embracing her age and seeing it as a blessing. Happy birthday Vanessa Bell Calloway, you make 60 look so good.

Lin. Woods

Lin. Woods is a veteran faith based entertainment writer, editor, voice over talent and children's book author. As a writer and editor, she's written for Urban Network, urbannetwork.com, ABC Radio Networks, and DMI. Her work history includes positions at Warner Bros. Records, Ice Capades and Lorimar Telepictures. Woods is also a radio personality and voice over talent who has worked at Clear Channel Radio St. Louis and as a syndicated radio host and producer for Lee Bailey Communications' international syndicated Inside Gospel Entertainment News radio show. Woods is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Fisk University-Nashville, TN and spends her time between St. Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA.

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