Published on March 24, 2017 by Sonya's Spotlight
On Monday (March 20), actress Vanessa Bell Calloway turned 60, which she celebrated with a star-studded birthday gala, and a comedy show hosted by Sherri Shepard and headlined by none other than Calloway.
Star Jones, Debbie Allen, Kym Whitley, Vivica Fox, Tika Sumpter, Cedric The Entertainer, Magic Johnson, Tina Knowles Lawson, Glynn Turman, and many more attended the birthday gala held on Saturday at Cicada in downtown Los Angeles.
Calloway kicked off her birthday celebration with with a comedy show hosted by Sherri Shepherd and headlined by comedians Chris Spencer, GThang, Kym Whitley and Scruncho.
Crossing off her bucket list, Calloway performed a stand-up comedy set that brought the house down after she executed a full split to close her show. The comedy event included dinner and was held at the family owned Regency West in the Leimert Park, CA.
Vanessa Bell Calloway and her bestie Star Jones at the epic sexy 60th party!
Lifelong friends Vanessa Bell Calloway and Debbie Allen on the red carpet.
A QUEEN AND A KING OF COMEDY The queen Vanessa Bell Calloway with a King of Comedy Cedric The Entertainer.
BLACK LOVE & MARRIAGE (L to R) Richard and Tina Knowles Lawson, Jo-An and Glynn Turman, Vanessa Bell and Tony Calloway are proof the black love and strong families exist in Hollywood at Vanessa Bell Calloway’s sexy sixty birthday party.
Salli Richardson Whitfield, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Dondre Whitfield on the carpet.
Kym Whitley and Vanessa Bell Calloway are all smiles and hugs.
Good friends, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Tina Knowles Lawson prove that sexy at any age is not just a statement but a lifestyle for these ladies!
LET’S MAKE A MOVIE TOGETHER (L to R) Director Tim Storey, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Glynn Turman arrive at Calloway’s 60th Birthday party.
VANESSA’S COMEDY HEADLINERS (L to R) Scruncho, GThang, Kym Whitley, and Chris Spencer performed for Calloway at her 60th Birthday Comedy Show. Spencer helped Calloway prepare for her performance that kicked off the birthday festivities.
Sherri Shepherd hosted Vanessa Bell Calloway’s sexy 60th Comedy Birthday Show held at the Regency West in Los Angeles’ Leimert Park community.
Magic Jonson and Holly Robinson-Peete at Vanessa Bell Calloway’s sexy 60th Birthday Comedy Show held at the Regency West in Leimert Park, CA.
MIC DROP! Kym Whitley retaliates, after Sherri Shepherd cut her set short by making a comedic observation, by pointing out that Shepherd’s dress matched the linens Calloway chose for the dining tables in the Regency West. “Did you know,” Whitley asked, much to Shepherds dismay but it was all in good fun!
PHOTOS BY Gina Walker, Courtesy of DSD Publicity Consulting
About Vanessa Bell Calloway
Vanessa Bell Calloway most recently joined the cast of the SATRZ hit Survivor’s Remorse in a recurring role after completing a five season run on Showtime’s Emmy nominated series Shameless. Currently Vanessa is in the starring role on the Bounce TV series Saints & Sinners while maintaining a recurring role on Kevin Hart’s reality spoof The Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET). Recently, Calloway starred in Southside With You, the story of President Barack and fMichelle Obama’s first date, but she is best known for her iconic roles in Coming to America, What’s Love Got To Do With It and The Temptations.
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