Gina Yashere(1974-), Comedian
Sitter in 2 portraits
Comedienne and actress, Yashere was born in Bethnal Green, 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 (2005) and starred in Mr In-Between (2001). Voted Best Female Stand-Up at the Black International Comedy Awards (2002). She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her American girlfriend.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below