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Yvonne Nelson: Ghanaian Actress Seen in "Refugees" & "One Night in Vegas"

aisha Published On Sun Jul 05 2020   Modified On Sun Jul 05 2020
Yvonne Nelson: Ghanaian Actress Seen in "Refugees" & "One Night in Vegas"

Yvonne Nelson is an actress, model, film producer and entrepreneur well known for her roles in Refugees as Afua, One Night in Vegas as Genie Foster, In April as Arabah, and Jungle Justice (Short) as Kofi's mother.

Nelson was born on November 12, 1985, Accra, Ghana and has a star sign of Scorpio. Keep swiping down to know more interesting facts about Yvonne Nelson: 

Net Worth: $5 million

'Who Am I' actress Yvonne Nelson has accumulated a whopping net worth of $5 million from her varied career as an actress, model, film producer, and entrepreneur. Her huge wealth also makes her one of the richest Ghanian actresses. 

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Yvonne Nelson who is worth $5 million.
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Education & Alma Mater

Nelson attended at St. Martin De Porres School in Accra from where she completed her primary education. She then went to Aggrey Memorial Senior High School and completed her secondary education. 

Later she had a tertiary education at Zenith University College and Central University from where she got her degree course in human resource management.

Ex-Boyfriend: Jamie Roberts

Nelson was previously in a relationship with Jamie Roberts, a photographer, and has a child together from their relationship. The pair broke their relationship after two years of their childbirth in 2019. 

In an interview, Nelson said Roberts doesn't live with them anymore and guess he his having from and they can check their social media as well. The 'Doctor May' actress also remembered the last time he saw him as he was with his two children and came to see their child. 

Yvonne Nelson with her former boyfriend Jamie Roberts.
Yvonne Nelson with her former boyfriend Jamie Roberts.
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Blessed With A Daughter

Nelson and Roberts have a daughter together from their relationship whom they named Ryn Roberts. She was born on October 29, 2017, who now lives with her mother as the custody of Ryn was given to her. 

Nelson is proud to be a single mother as she is finely raising her daughter without anyone's help.

Yvonne Nelson with her daughter Ryn Roberts.
Yvonne Nelson with her daughter Ryn Roberts.
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Started Her Career Since 2011

Before starting her acting career, Nelson was one of the contestants in Miss Ghana. Then she got involved in movies and television series in 2011, while made her breakthrough from 'Princess Tyra' and 'Playboy'. Nelson is also best known from her works in 'Gold Diggin', 'Father's Will', 'Fantasia', 'Festival of Love', 'The Prince's Bride', 'Single and Married', 'Blood is Thick', and so on.

Yvonne Nelson in the movie 'Father's Will'.
Yvonne Nelson in the movie 'Father's Will'.
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Was Wronged For Her Bad Roles 

Since her acting career started, Nelson got a bad role in certain movies where she always is a bad person who gets into trouble. Seeing her bad roles in the movies, many fans assumed that she drinks and smokes in real life as well but in an interview, Nelson said she neither drinks nor smokes and is completely opposite from her on-screen character.

YouTube Channel

'House of Gold' actress also runs a YouTube channel that she joined since June 22, 2014. She has gained 10.3k subscribers on her channel with a total of 799,726 views till now. As Nelson has starred in various music videos, she has posted it all on her channel and some trailer of her movies.

Philanthropy Works

Nelson is the founder of the Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation in 2010. The motive of the foundation is to help needy children, create awareness about the disease, and to fight glaucoma. She also took the help of other Ghanaian celebrities to record an all-star charity single and shot a video to help people to educate about glaucoma. Seeing her all works, Nelson was honored by GoWoman Magazine and Printex for her foundation and film career.

Has Won 8 Awards

Nelson has been nominated for over 20 different and prestigious awards and has won 8 awards throughout her career. She has the Joy Nite Fm Awards for Stars Best Actress, Ghana Movie Awards for Stars Best Actress, City People Entertainment Awards for Hottest Ghanaian Actress in Nollywood, Ghana Movie Awards for Best Actress - Leading Role, Glitz Magazine Fans Favorite Actress, and so on.

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Yvonne Nelson who has won 8 awards.
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Body Measurement

The 'Princess Tyra' actress stands 5 feet 7 inches tall (173 cm) while weighing around 58 kg (127 lbs). She has maintained her body as 37-27-40 inches (93-68-101 cm) with black eyes and curly black hair.

Social Media Presence

As for her social media presence, Nelson is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She has gained a huge fan following of 6.5 million on Instagram with the username 'yvonnenelsongh'. Likewise, she has accumulated 1.4 million followers on Twitter with the username 'yvonnenelsongh' and 3.6 million on Facebook with the username 'ynproductionsgh'.

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