Yvonne Nelson (born 12th November, 1985) is a Ghanaian actress, model film producer and an entrepreneur. She was born in Accra, Ghana from a Ga and Fante descent. Yvonne Nelson attended her basic school at St. Martin De Porres school at Accra and then Aggrey Memorial Senior High School. She is an alumni of Zenith University College and Central University.
Yvonne Nelson is a Former contestant of Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant. She then burst onto the movie scene with roles in Princes Tyra and Playboy. In 2011, she started movie productions in which she produced her first movie, The price in 2011 and then Single and Married in 2012 and House of Gold in 2013. House of Gold won Best Picture at the Ghana Movie Awards and Best Ghanaian Movie at the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards. She has featured in over 100 movies.
She has a daughter (Rhyn Roberts) with her ex-boyfriend, Jamie Roberts.
In 2010, she founded the The Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation to create awareness about the disease. As a result of her philanthropic activities particularly in glaucoma, she was honored by GoWoman Magazine and Printex for her foundation and film career.
In 2015, Yvonne Nelson took it upon herself, together with other celebrities to add more voices to the masses in protest against the energy crisis in Ghana. She led a peaceful vigil called dumsorMuststop. In an interview with the BBC, she said she may consider running for political office in future.
She was awarded a special award at the MTN Heroes of Change in recognition of her charity work in fighting glaucoma.
She has won a number of awards in the movie industry, some includes; Star Best Actress in 2009 by Joy Nite Fm Awards, Favorite Actress in 2010 by Ghana Movie Awards, Best Ghanaian Actress in 2011 by City People Awards, Best Picture in 2012 by Ghana Movie Awards, Glitz Magazine Fans Favorite Actress in 2013 by Ghana Movie Awards, Hottest Ghanaian Actress in Nollywood in 2013 by City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actress-Leading Role in 2015 by Ghana Movie Awards, Most Stylish Movie Star in 2015 by Glitz Style Awards and then Best Actress in 2018 by Ghana Movie Awards. She has won other awards too which are not mentioned in this article.
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