Ghanaian Celebrities Biography: Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson’s Biography



Yvonne Nelson is a Ghanaian actress, model and film maker. She was born on 12th of November, 1985. She is presently in her thirties. Nelson is the last born to Margaret Gaddy and Mr Oko Nelson in Accra, Ghana. At an early age, while yet in school, Yvonne got involved in some sorts of beauty pageant contests, which won her a two-year contract as Face of Maxim Cosmetics. Her winning also landed her a role in a Television series titled Fortune Island, marking the dawn of her career. She has since featured in quite a number of movies, many of which has earned her accolades home and abroad. Due to her magnificent acting prowess, Yvonne has been recognized in the form of nominations and awards across Africa.

She had her basic education at St. Martin De Porress School in Accra. She later proceeded to Aggrey Memorial Senior School. Nelson finally had her tertiary education at Central University College, where she bagged a degree in Human Resource Management.

Popular roles:

Yvonne Nelson is known for her peculiar beauty. She plays roles that exhibit sensuousness. She is also sometimes seen smoking, drinking, talking lewdly.

Breakout movies:

  • Princess Tyra (2007)
  • Crime To Christ (2007)
  • The Price (2011)

Popular movies:

  • The Prince’s Bride (2009)
  • Single And Married (2012)
  • House Of Gold (2013)
  • Gold Digging (2013)

Recent movies:

  • Are You For Real (2015)
  • Bitter Truth (2015)
  • The Ugly Truth (2016)


  • (Ghana’s Favourite Actress) 2010 Ghana Movie Awards
  • (Best Ghanaian Actress) 2011 City People Awards
  • (Best Ghanaian Movie) 2013 City People Awards


Nelson had had different controversies over time. One was her hatred for her father, which became trending online for some time. She was even reported to have celebrated her mother in place of her father on one Father’s Day. Also, she was once accused of abusing her relationships. She was said to have dated five different celebrities none of whom she settled down with.

Social profiles: 

Yvonne Nelson on Facebook: Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson Instagram: @yvonnenelson

Yvonne Nelson Twitter: @ynproductionsgh


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