Yvette Wilson (Yvette Renee Wilson)

Yvette Wilson

Before she started her career in the entertainment business, Yvette Wilson attended San Jose State University and majored in communications. Wilson first entered comedy when she lost a bet and had to perform as a stand-up comedian at a friend’s club. She decided to make a living off comedy and never turned back. Her big break came with Thea, a short-lived sitcom from 1993 to 1994. Thea was cancelled after 19 episodes but the show helped her get a role in House Party 3. In addition, Yvette Wilson also had a minor role in the 1995 comedy movie Friday as Smokey’s blind date and appeared in films such as Poetic Justice, starring Janet Jackson, and the film parody Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. In 1995, she got the most important role of her career: Andell Wilkerson, a supporting character on the sitcom Moesha, which starred one of her castmates from Thea, R&B singer Brandy Norwood. Wilson’s Andell character was the owner of The Den, a local teen hot spot on the show. In 2000, she left Moesha for its spin-off The Parkers, where she also played as Andell Wilkerson, who was the best friend of Mo’Nique’s character Nikki Parker. After The Parkers ended, she went on to appear in shows like HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and Fox Network shows. Wilson final acting role was in 2005’s Ganked. Yvette Wilson was married to record producer Jerome Harry from 2001 until her death in 2012. Wilson battled cervical cancer as well as kidney disease, and needed a kidney transplant. A friend, Jeffrey Pittle, created a website for people to donate money to help with her medical bills and help with transportation costs. The website raised 56% of the $25,000 needed. Wilson died on June 14, 2012, aged 48.

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Born

  • March, 06, 1964
  • USA
  • Los Angeles, California

Died

  • June, 14, 2012
  • USA
  • Los Angeles, California

Cause of Death

  • cervical cancer and kidney disease

Other

  • Cremated

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