Hayley Marie Norman

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Hayley Marie Norman
Born Agoura Hills, California, U.S.
Education American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2006—present

Hayley Marie Norman is an American film and television actress known for numerous roles including the critically acclaimed Top Five, as well as Fired Up, Hancock, Beyond the Lights, Trailer Park of Terror, Our Family Wedding, and Norbit. She is the grandniece of Bobby Anderson.[1]

Aside from features films, she has also stars in several television shows including recurring roles abc's Selfie, on the Starz cable network series Crash in which she acted opposite Dennis Hopper, and BET's long running The Game. She was also seen on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Bones, and New Girl, amongst numerous others.

She first came to public attention as case model #25 on NBC's game show Deal or No Deal.[2] and became a fan favorite due to her energetic and outgoing personality as well as her curly hair.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Born and raised in Agoura Hills, California, she is of Russian, German, Dutch, and African American descent.[4] She began her career as a child, signing with her first agency at seven years old after being spotted in a restaurant by supermodel Cindy Crawford.[5] She traveled extensively pursuing modeling and acting and even modeled regularly for Mattel doing a series of ads for the African American Barbie doll.[6]

Film and television career[edit]

Norman started her career doing commercials as a child. She then guest starred on the David E. Kelley created show Boston Public. After that she made guest appearances on Shark, Brothers & Sisters, and The Young and the Restless.

2006-2010[edit]

Norman joined the hit television show Deal Or No Deal as Case Model #25. She appeared on the show for three seasons, while taking time off to shoot film and television projects. Norman had a recurring role as "Kaylee" on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. She appeared in her first feature film, Norbit, alongside Eddie Murphy and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Norman appeared alongside Will Smith in the box office hit Hancock, which was directed by Peter Berg.

She portrayed the lead role of "Amber" in the horror film Trailer Park of Terror. She had a recurring role opposite Dennis Hopper on the first original series produced by the Starz cable network, Crash playing Jocko Sims' character's love interest in the first season. Based on the Academy Award winning film, the show was executive produced by Academy Award winner writer Paul Haggis. Norman played "Angela" in the Screen Gems high school comedy Fired Up. Roger Ebert praised Norman's performances as Angela. He stated that she was "the most intriguing member of the cast".[7]

Norman appeared in the comedy Our Family Wedding, alongside Forest Whitaker, America Ferrara, and Lance Gross. Later that year, she starred alongside Elliott Gould and Sara Rue in the comedy Dorfman in Love. She guest starred on CSI: NY and CSI: Miami.

2011-present[edit]

Norman appeared in the pilot episode of New Girl, alongside Zooey Deschanel. She recurred on the BET TV Show The Game. She shot an episode for the new USA Network TV series Common Law, alongside the series stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole.[8] She landed a role playing the love interest to Donald Faison in the TV Land series The Exes.

Norman starred in a five-part British reality television show called Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights. Norman starred in the Das Racist music video for their song Girl, released on YouTube on October 23.[9]

She starred in the role of "Raina" on the first season of the sitcom Mr. Box Office alongside Bill Bellamy, Vivica A. Fox, and Tim Meadows. Norman was also pegged as the host for the brand new music show Real Music Live (along with co-host Prolifik) which aired on NBC, following Saturday Night Live. She guest starred in an episode of the ABC sitcom, How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life). She guest starred on an episode of the Fox show Bones in an episode entitled "Party in the Pants".[citation needed]

Hayley had a recurring role on Selfie after having appeared in the pilot episode for it as well. Hayley appeared in Top Five and Beyond The Lights, both of which had their world premieres at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. In Top Five, a film written by, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, she played Tammy. The project reunited her with Cedric The Entertainer, whose show The Soul Man (TV Land) she appeared on earlier in the year. Top Five was produced by Scott Rudin, Kanye West, and Jay-Z. The film was acquired by Paramount at the Toronto International Film Fest.[citation needed]

Hello Cupid, the online series that Hayley produces and stars in, was accepted into the Tribeca Film Festival based on industry referrals. In October 2014, she was asked to reprise her role as Bianca as the popular BET show The Game for additional future episodes. Hello Cupid, the online series that Norman stars and produces, was included by Vulture in their article "5 Great Webseries You Should Be Watching Now". The semi-scripted series from Black & Sexy TV draws largely on her improv and comedy skills. She landed the role of Isobel on Comedy Bang! Bang!.[citation needed]

Activism[edit]

Hayley is an animal rights activist and vegan. She also writes as a guest contributor on the vegetarian, eco-friendly, and animal rights website, ThisDishIsVegetarian.com.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Summoning Smoking Girl Short film
(Credited as Hayley Norman)
2004 Christmas at Water's Edge Gina Television film
2007 Norbit Ex-Wife
2007 Cordially Invited Tammie Lynn Joseph
2008 Trailer Park of Terror Amber
2008 Hancock Hottie
2008 Tranny McGuyver Hooker
2008 Broken Windows Benny
2009 Fired Up Angela
2009 Omar Saved from Cheating Jessica Short film
2010 Jelly Penelope Woods
2010 Our Family Wedding Sienna
2011 Dorfman Chelsea
2014 Top Five Tammy
2014 Beyond the Lights Shai
2015 Alton & Kenya's Outrageous Wedding Tammie Lynn Joseph

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile, ethnicelebs.com; accessed March 3, 2016.
  2. ^ Grosvenor, Carrie (January 13, 2008). "Interview With Hayley Marie Norman, "Deal or No Deal" Briefcase Model". About.com. 
  3. ^ "Miss May 2007 Hayley Marie Norman". CitynetMagazine.com. May 1, 2007. 
  4. ^ "BIOGRAPHY: HAYLEY MARIE". NBC.com. Archived from the original on February 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Interview with actress and TDIV contributor Hayley Marie Norman". ThisDishIsVegetarian. December 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Hayley Marie Norman profile". DealOrNoDealModels.net. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  7. ^ Ebert, Roger (February 18, 2009). "Review: Fired Up". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Hayley Marie Norman Talks About Her Beautiful Natural Hair With Mz Mahogany Chic!". Mz Mahogany Chic. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Das Racist - Girl OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO". YouTube. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  10. ^ "About Us". ThisDishIsVegetarian.com. June 2009. 

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