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Cause of death  Cervical cancer
Name  Yvette Wilson
Nationality  American
Role  Comedienne
Occupation  Actress, comedian
Years active  1992–2012

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Full Name  Yvette Renee Wilson
Born  March 6, 1964 (age 48) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Known for  Lynette Armstrong–Russell on TheaAndell Wilkerson on MoeshaAndell Wilkerson on The Parkers
Spouse  Jerome Harry (m. 2001–2012)
Nominations  NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Movies and TV shows  Moesha, The Parkers, Friday, Thea, Blankman
Similar People  Lamont Bentley, Countess Vaughn, Dorien Wilson, Shar Jackson, Jenna von Oy

Education  San Jose State University

Died  June 14, 2012 (aged 48) Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Yvette Renee Wilson (March 6, 1964 – June 14, 2012) was an American comedian and actress. Wilson was best known for her role as Andell Wilkerson, the shopkeeper of the local hangout on the UPN sitcom Moesha (1996–2001); and restaurant owner and Nikki's (played by Mo'Nique) bestfriend on its spinoff The Parkers (1999–2004). She had appeared in many comedy films such as House Party 3, Friday, and on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam. Wilson died from cervical cancer at the age of 48.


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Yvette Wilson on Def Comedy Jam

Early life

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Before she started her career in the entertainment business, 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.


Yvette Wilson smiling with braided hair while wearing a black blouse

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, 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.

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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. She started her own company by the name Tigobitties Inc.

Personal life/death

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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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Yvette Wilson smiling and wearing a beige blouse, necklace, and eyeglasses while Dorien Wilson wearing a gray coat, long sleeves, and necktie


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