Elise Neal

Actor, Dancer
An attractive, rising African-American star of film and TV, Elise Neal first garnered attention with roles in four films released in 1997, including playing a teenager whose family takes in a mysterious border in John ... Read more »
Born: 03/14/1966 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (61)

The Political Engagement 2015 (Movie)

Madison Alderman (Actor)

Lord, All Men Can't Be Dogs 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Thug Passion 2014 (Movie)

Passion (Actor)

Real Husbands of Hollywood 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Soul Man 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

ANT Farm 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scandal 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Breathe 2010 (Movie)

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Love Ranch 2010 (Movie)

Alana (Actor)

Private Practice 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 21st Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

2005 Black Movie Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

25 Strong! The BET Silver Anniversary Special 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

All of Us 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2005 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1992 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Getting By 1992 - 1993, 1998 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1992 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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High Incident 1992 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Living Single 1992 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1992 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Hughleys 1998 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Second Annual Vibe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The Steve Harvey Show 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Wayans Bros 1992 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

2003 Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Hustle & Flow 2004 (Movie)

Yevette (Actor)

Method & Red 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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3rd Annual BET Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

A.U.S.A. 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Iron Chef USA: Showdown in Las Vegas 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Paid in Full 2002 (Movie)

Aunt Jane (Actor)

The Rising Place 2002 (Movie)

Wilma Watson (Actor)

6th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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E! Rack-n-Roll: Behind the Scenes 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Mission to Mars 2000 (Movie)

Debra Graham (Actor)

Restaurant 2000 (Movie)

Jeannine (Actor)

The 2nd Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Bloopers 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Fantasy Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Wing Commander 1999 (Movie)

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Chance of a Lifetime 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Be A Player 1997 (Movie)

Nadine (Actor)

Money Talks 1997 (Movie)

Paula (Actor)

Rosewood 1997 (Movie)

Scrappie (Actor)

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

Hallie (Actor)

Daddy's Girl 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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SeaQuest 2032 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Out All Night 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Brian's Song (TV Show)

Actor

Let It Be Me (TV Show)

Actor

Loving (TV Show)

Actor

There Was a Little Boy (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An attractive, rising African-American star of film and TV, Elise Neal first garnered attention with roles in four films released in 1997, including playing a teenager whose family takes in a mysterious border in John Singleton's "Rosewood", Chris Tucker's pregnant girlfriend in "Money Talks" and as Neve Campbell's college roommate in "Scream 2". Born and raised in Tennessee, Neal originally hoped for a career as a dancer and spent one year studying in Philadelphia after high school. Relocating to Manhattan, she made her Broadway debut in the short-lived, all-black revival of the Gershwin musical "Oh, Kay!" in 1990 and supported herself doing commercials. Branching into acting, Neal appeared in an episode of "Law & Order" and landed a recurring role of a street-smart teen on the ABC soap opera "Loving" in 1994. A memorable turn as a young breast cancer patient on "Chicago Hope" led to the regular role of Lt. J.J. Fredricks on the NBC sci-fi series "seaQuest DSV" during the 1995-96 season. Following her banner year, the actress appeared as a waitress and singer who begins an interracial romance with a bartender in the acclaimed independent film "Restaurant" (1998). After establishing herself in features, Neal returned to the small screen to play the exasperated wife of a successful suburbanite in "The Hughleys" (ABC, 1998-2000; UPN, 2000- ).

Relationships

F Gray

Companion
became engaged in summer 1999

F. Gary Gray Director

Companion

EDUCATION

studied dance in Philadelphia for one year

graduated from a high school in Tennessee at age 17

Milestones

2010

Co-starred opposite Helen Mirren in "Love Ranch," based on the true story of a married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada

2005

Starred in Craig Brewer's "Hustle & Flow" opposite Terrence Dashon Howard

2003

Cast as Tia Jewel in the UPN comedy "All of Us" produced by Will and Jada Smith

2000

Acted in Brian De Palma's "Mission to Mars"

1998

Co-starred in the independent feature "Restaurant"

1998

Appeared as the wife of D L Hughley in the sitcom "The Hughleys" (ABC, 1998-2000; UPN, 2000-2002)

1997

First released film, "Rosewood", directed by John Singleton

1997

Breakthrough screen role opposite Chris Tucker and Charlie Sheen in "Money Talks"

1997

Played Hallie, the roommate of Neve Campbell's Sydney Prescott, in "Scream 2"

1995

Played a teenager with breast cancer in a memorable episode of "Chicago Hope"

1995

Primetime series debut as regular, played Lt. Fredricks on the NBC series "seaQuest DSV"

1994

Filmed a supporting role in "Let It Be Me"; movie never released

1994

Had recurring role on the ABC soap opera "Loving" for four months

1992

TV acting debut in episode of NBC's "Law & Order"

1990

Appeared on Broadway in the short-lived all-black revival of "Oh, Kay!"

Raised in Tennessee

Moved to NYC

After high school, studied dance for one year in Philadelphia

Moved to L.A.

Obtained union card after appearing in a soap commercial

Bonus Trivia

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"I'm the kind of person who holds no bars on the roller coaster. I'm not squeamish at all." --Elise Neal to US, January 1998

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