Novella Nelson (1939–2017)


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Novella Nelson was born on December 17, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Novella Christine Nelson. She was an actress, known for The Ten (2007), The Devil's Advocate (1997) and You Were Never Really Here (2017). She was married to George Blanchard. She died on August 31, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. See full bio »

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The Ten Judge Sophia R. Jackson
(2007)
The Devil's Advocate Botanica Woman
(1997)
(2017)
(2010)

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 2017 You Were Never Really Here
Diner Woman
 2015 Collar
Fiona Taylor
 2015 Sweet Kandy
Bernice Boyd
 2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones
Librarian
 2012 Bama & Fred (Short)
Bama
 2012 Nancy, Please
Dr. Bannister
 2011 Somebody's Hero
Maureen
 2011/I The Inheritance
Aunt Bee
 2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story
The Professor
 2010 30 Rock (TV Series)
Novella Nelson
- The Moms (2010) ... Novella Nelson
 2010 Damages (TV Series)
Older Female Victim
- Tell Me I'm Not Racist (2010) ... Older Female Victim
- Your Secrets Are Safe (2010) ... Older Female Victim
 2008 Compliments of the Serpent (Video short)
Barbara Stanton
 2008 Army Wives (TV Series)
Vivian Burton
- Transitions (2008) ... Vivian Burton
- Thank You for Letting Me Share (2008) ... Vivian Burton
 2008 The Toe Tactic
Victoria Hadaway
 1999-2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Judge / Family Court Judge / Mrs. Mosley
- Unorthodox (2008) ... Judge
- Conscience (2004) ... Family Court Judge
- Sophomore Jinx (1999) ... Mrs. Mosley
 2007 August Rush
Social Serices Office Attendant (uncredited)
 2007 The Starter Wife (TV Mini-Series)
Nana
- Hour 6 (2007) ... Nana
- Hour 5 (2007) ... Nana
- Hour 4 (2007) ... Nana
- Hour 3 (2007) ... Nana
- Hour 2 (2007) ... Nana
 2007 King (Short)
 2007 The Ten
Judge Sophia R. Jackson
 2006 Griffin & Phoenix
Maya Restaurant Owner
 2006 Premium
Jayme
 2006 Stephanie Daley
Dr. Peterson
 2005 Preaching to the Choir
Aunt June
 2005 Dear Wendy
Clarabelle
 2004 The West Wing (TV Series)
Gail Fitzwallace
- N.S.F. Thurmont (2004) ... Gail Fitzwallace
- Gaza (2004) ... Gail Fitzwallace
 2004 Birth
Lee
 2003 Whoopi (TV Series)
Nurse
- Once Bitten (2003) ... Nurse
 2003 Conversations with Id (Short)
Aunt Mae
 2003 Third Watch (TV Series)
Sondra Richards
- In Confidence (2003) ... Sondra Richards
 2003 Head of State
Moderator
 2002 Antwone Fisher
Mrs. Tate
 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Isabelle
- Things Change (2001) ... Isabelle
 2001 The Gilded Six Bits (Short)
Mama Banks
 1999 Judy Berlin
Carol
 1998 Mama Flora's Family (TV Mini-Series)
Pearl (1955-1970)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Pearl (1955-1970)
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Pearl (1955-1970)
 1998 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Madame Lordes
- Oh Come All Ye Faithful (1998) ... Madame Lordes
 1998 1999
Rufus' Shrink
 1995-1998 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Malcolm's Mother / Prof. Cortez
- Capital Punishment (1998) ... Malcolm's Mother
- Olde Tyme Religion (1995) ... Prof. Cortez
 1998 A Perfect Murder
Ambassador Alice Wills
 1997 The Devil's Advocate
Botanica Woman
 1997 Dellaventura (TV Series)
Aretha Jefferson
- Music of the Night (1997) ... Aretha Jefferson
 1983-1997 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Judge Barbara Fitzwater / Obedia
- Episode dated 11 September 1997 (1997) ... Judge Barbara Fitzwater
- Episode #1.3814 (1983) ... Obedia
 1997 Oz (TV Series)
Loretta Smith
- Plan B (1997) ... Loretta Smith
 1997 White Lies
Leon's Mother
 1996 Harambee! (TV Movie)
Queenesther
 1996 The Summer of Ben Tyler (TV Movie)
Rosetta Tyler
 1996 Girl 6
Angela's Aunt
 1996 Manny & Lo
Georgine
 1990-1995 Law & Order (TV Series)
Mrs. Washington / Judge Gloria Crutcher
- Humiliation (1995) ... Mrs. Washington
- Out of the Half-Light (1990) ... Judge Gloria Crutcher
 1995 Mercy
Angela
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
Evelyn Gates
- New York News (1995) ... Evelyn Gates
 1995 The Keeper
Mrs. Lemont, Mother
 1994 Dead Funny
Frances
 1993 Daybreak (TV Movie)
Mrs. Chaney
 1992 Citizen Cohn (TV Movie)
Second Annie Lee Moss
 1991 Strictly Business
Olivia
 1990 Green Card
Marriage Celebrant
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
Media Jackal
 1990 Privilege
Yvonne Washington
 1989 The Littlest Victims (TV Movie)
Mrs. Munson
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Mrs. Webster
- Never My Love (1989) ... Mrs. Webster
 1986-1989 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Sarah Franklin
- Episode #1.8637 (1989) ... Sarah Franklin
- Episode dated 25 April 1986 (1986) ... Sarah Franklin (uncredited)
 1988 Hothouse (TV Series)
Olivia
- The Subject of Sex (1988) ... Olivia
 1987 Orphans
Mattie
 1987 Kojak: The Price of Justice (TV Movie)
Pearl
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Miriam Blain
- The Line (1986) ... Miriam Blain
 1984 The Flamingo Kid
Lizzy the Housekeeper
 1984 He's Fired, She's Hired (TV Movie)
Serena Cole
 1984 The Cotton Club
Madame St. Clair
 1984 A Doctor's Story (TV Movie)
Mrs. Thornton
 1983 Chiefs (TV Mini-Series)
Nellie Cole
- Part 3 (1983) ... Nellie Cole
- Part 1 (1983) ... Nellie Cole
 1983 Abuse
Street Interviewee
 1979 The Seduction of Joe Tynan
Carla Willis
 1978 Watch Your Mouth (TV Series)
Mrs. King
- Chicago Red and Mugger - Part 2 (1978) ... Mrs. King
 1978 An Unmarried Woman
Jean
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(March 14 to April 14, 1991) She played Steele in Shirley Lauro's play, "A Piece of My Heart," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Annette Helde (Martha); Cynthia Carle (Mary Jo); Corliss Preston (Sissy); Sharon Schlarth (Whitney); Kim Miyori (Leeann) and Tom ... See more »

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Has one daughter Alesa. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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