Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Brian Patrick Clarke to Charlotte Cornwell
Nora Cole Biography (1953-)
Full name, Nora Marie Cole; born September 10, 1953, in Louisville, KY; daughter of Lattimore Wallis (a postal supervisor) and Mary Lue (an assembly lineworker; maiden name, Bradford) Cole. Addresses: Agent: Bret Adams Agency, 448 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036.
- Birth Details
- September 10, 1953
- Louisville, Kentucky, United States
- Duchess, Alice in Wonderland, Louisville Children's Theatre, Louisville, KY, 1965
- Obiah woman, The Ups and Downs of Theophilus Maitland, Urban ArtsCorporation, New York City, 1976
- Velma, Movie Buff, Actors Playhouse, New York City, 1977
- Deidre and understudy for the role of Roby, Runaways, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1978
- Carmen and understudy for the role of Sally Baby, Inacent Black, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1981
- Singing Mary, Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, Alvin Theatre,New York City, 1982
- Widow, Boogie-Woogie Rumble, Urban Arts Corporation, 1982
Tamer of Horses, Penguin Repertory Theatre, Stony Point, NY, 1987
- Mattie, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1989-90
- Shopper, Mrs. Cratchit, and vagrant, A Christmas Carol, Studio Arena Theatre, 1990-91
- Cathy, Birdsend, Studio Arena Theatre, 1990-91
- Mrs. Willis, The Good Times Are Killing Me, Minetta Lane Theatre,New York City, 1991
- Georgette Bergen, Groundhog, Stage II, New York City, 1992
Avenue X, Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theatre Center, Waterford, CT, 1992
- Olivia, Olivia's Opus, Primary Stages, then Tribeca PerformingArts Center, both New York City, 1993
On the Town, New York Shakespeare Festival, 1996
The Colored Museum, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1997
... Love, Langston, Hartford Stage Company, 1998
- Miss Turnstiles announcer, woman of Carnegie Hall, Diana Dream, and Dolores Dolores, On the Town, Broadway production, 1998
- Appeared on Broadway in Jelly's Last Jam; appeared in I'm Laughin' but I Ain't Tickled, and as the duchess, Alice inWonderland, both at Urban Arts Corporation; as Mayda, Cartoons for a Lunch Hour, Perry Street Theatre, New York City; as Norene, The PeanutMan, and as a poet, Beowulf, both at AMAS Repertory Theatre, New York City; as Cassandra, Trojan Women, Black Theatre Alliance; in Medea, Vinnette Carroll Repertory Theatre, Fort Lauderdale, FL; and in El Hajj Malik, Gene Frankel Theatre, New York City. Appeared as a featuredsoloist at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1980-81.
- Addaperle, The Wiz, 1980-81
- Singing Mary, Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, 1982-83
- Rachael, When Hell Freezes Over I'll Skate, 1984
The All-Night Strut, 1984-85
Jelly's Last Jam, 1994-95
- Doctor, The Cosby Mysteries (also known as Guy Hanks I), NBC, 1994
- Also appeared in episodes of soap operas.
- Appeared in a reading of Kingdom of the Sun broadcast by KMUW-Radio, Wichita, KS.
Olivia's Opus, Primary Stages, then Tribeca Performing Arts Center, both 1993
Contemporary Authors, Volume 171, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1999, pp. 77-78.
Other articles you might like: