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Gina Yashere, Comedian

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Comedienne and actress Yashere was born in Finsbury Park, London to Nigerian parents. Following her stage debut in Edinburgh she appeared on the BBC2 panel show Blouse and Skirt (1996). Other television appearances include the BBC2 I Love... series and Jo Brand's Hot Potatoes (2002). Author of several plays for Radio 4, Yashere presented the eponymous Up Late with...Gina Yashere in 2001. Played murderess Polythene Pam in film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and more recently starred in Mr In-Between (2001). Voted Best Female Stand-Up at the Black International Comedy Awards (2002).

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Gina Yashere

by Sal Idriss
C-type colour print, 2002
NPG x125669