Janelle James Biography
Janelle James is an American actress, comedian, and writer best known for playing the role of Ava Coleman in the tv series Abbott Elementary. Her role earned her a Black Reel Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an NAACP Image Award.
She was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, and an Independent Spirit Award. She is also known for writing the tv series Black Monday and Central Park. James made her debut with the comedy album Black and Mild which was released in 2017.
Janelle James Age
James was born and raised in St Thomas, United States. She has yet to disclose information about her date of birth and age. Further information will be updated. She is of African-American ethnicity and holds American nationality.
Janelle James Height
James stands at an estimated height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 meters) and weighs about 54 kg. Her hair is black in color and so are her eyes. Further details about her body measurements will be updated soon.
Janelle James Family
James was born and raised in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. At the age of 16, she moved to the United States mainland. The actress has managed to keep most of her personal life private, therefore, not much is known about her parents or siblings. She is of African-American ethnicity and holds American nationality.
Janelle James Husband
James appears to be currently single. Due to her discreet nature, it is hard to determine if she has ever been married before. However, she has two teenage sons. She has yet to disclose information about her son’s father. James and her two sons currently live in Brooklyn, New York.
Janelle James Abbott Elementary
James became more famous after starring in the tv series Abbott Elementary playing the role of Ava Coleman. Her role earned her a Black Reel Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an NAACP Image Award. She was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, and an Independent Spirit Award.
The actress began her career back in 2009 when she attended an open mic in Champaign, Illinois. In 2016, her work gained attention from Just for Laughs and Brooklyn. In 2017, she was the opening act for Chris Rock’s Total Blackout tour. The same year, she released her debut comedy album Black and Mild which was recorded at Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis.
In 2018, James performed on Netflix’s comedy series The Comedy Lineup. She has previously worked as a staff writer for The Rundown with Robin Thede and the comedy Black Monday. In addition, she hosted the ABC game show The Final Straw and the 2023 Writers Guild of America Awards.
Janelle James Movies And TV Shows
- The Rundown with Robin Thede
- The Comedy Line-Up
- Black Monday
- Central Park
- Abbott Elementary
- The Standups
- Life & Beth
- Tuca & Bertie
- Tom of Your Life
Janelle James Net Worth
James has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2022.