Yvette Freeman

Biography: Award winner, of the 1998 Obie for "Dinah Was," Yvette Freeman is known to millions for her acting in the NBC acclaimed series ER - as the no-nonsense Nurse Haleh Adams, and for two years on Working with Fred Savage. Freeman released her first CD "A Tribute To Dinah Washington," in 1999 and she is working on a smooth-jazz recording for 2003. She recently wrote, directed and produced her first short film, The Blessing Way through the American Film Institute.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Yvette, who is one of seven children, developed her love of performing from her father, jazz pianist Charles Freeman. After graduating from the University of Delaware, with a major in Art and Theater, Yvette's life became the theater. Her first major performance was in the Broadway musical sensation "Ain't Misbehavin'," which utilized her tremendous singing voice, and led to a plethora of roles on stage, television and feature films.
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Award winner, of the 1998 Obie for "Dinah Was," Yvette Freeman is known to millions for her acting in the NBC acclaimed series ER - as the no-nonsense Nurse Haleh Adams, and for two years on Working with Fred Savage. Freeman released her first CD "A Tribute To Dinah Washington," in 1999 and she is working on a smooth-jazz recording for 2003. She recently wrote, directed and produced her first short film, The Blessing Way through the American Film Institute.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Yvette, who is one of seven children, developed her love of performing from her father, jazz pianist Charles Freeman. After graduating from the University of Delaware, with a major in Art and Theater, Yvette's life became the theater. Her first major performance was in the Broadway musical sensation "Ain't Misbehavin'," which utilized her tremendous singing voice, and led to a plethora of roles on stage, television and feature films.

In addition to starring in the Broadway and The First National, Paris and International, companies of "Ain't Misbehavin'," Freeman's other stage credits include the Los Angeles production of "Elegies for Angel Punks and Raging Queens" as Bertha; Sister Hurbert in the Boston company of "Nunsense;" Queenie in the St. Louis Muny production of "Show Boat;" the Sacramento production of "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" as Jewel; and at Portland Stage Theater as Bernice in "Member of the Wedding." National and international touring company productions include "The Wiz," "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope," "Voices, Inc.," and "Mademoiselle Rose" in Monte Carlo and China.

Freeman was in Hollywood less than two years when she was cast for the role of Nurse Haleh Adams for the pilot of ER. Since then, she has been guest-star in numerous television series including The Tick, That's Life, Boston Public, Judging Amy, NYPD Blue, The John Larroquette Show, Living Single, and Sisters. Her feature film credits include roles in "Switch," "Dead Again," "Children of the Corn III," and "Angus Bethune." She was also seen in the HBO movie "Norma and Marilyn."
In 1998, Yvette appeared in her acclaimed play "Dinah Was," based on the life of legendary jazz singer Dinah Washington, at the new Gramercy Theatre, off-Broadway.

Yvette Freeman is married to jazz pianist Lanny Hartley, who is musical director for "Dinah Was," and arranger/producer for "A Tribute To Dinah Washington."

/From YvetteFreeman.com/
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Yvette Freeman's Scores

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Average career score: 41
Highest Metascore: 41 5 Star Day
Lowest Metascore: 40 The Last Word
Score distribution:
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2 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
40 The Last Word Mar 3, 2017 Housekeeper / Housekeeper 7.5
41 5 Star Day Nov 4, 2011 Social Worker 7.3