Hayley Marie Norman

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Hayley Marie Norman
Born (1989-03-03) March 3, 1989 (age 28)
Agoura Hills, California, U.S.
Education American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2006–present

Hayley Marie Norman (born March 3, 1989[1]) is an American film and television actress known for numerous roles, including Top Five, Fired Up, Hancock, Beyond the Lights, Trailer Park of Terror, Our Family Wedding, and Norbit. She is the grandniece of Bobby Anderson.

Aside from feature films, she has also starred in several television shows, including recurring roles on 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] On Deal or No Deal, she statistically had the million-dollar case more than any other model on the show. She was such a fan favorite and was featured so heavily that the producers wrote an entire episode around her signature hair. This episode was titled "The Fro Show". Other episodes include Hayley making a special appearance as the infamous Banker. There was another episode in which the contestant requested that she be the only model on stage and had her open all 26 cases.

Hayley is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. She has written, produced, and starred in several online videos and sketches that have garnered millions of views. Her videos have been featured on the front page of Funny or Die, where they were named one of the "Best of 2014".

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Agoura Hills, California on March 3, 1989, 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]

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.

2006–10[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 also guest-starred on Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

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 performance 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 series stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole.[8] She landed a role playing the love interest of 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) that 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-asstarred 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. 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 and directed by and starring Chris Rock, she played Tammy. The project reunited her with Cedric the Entertainer, on whose show The Soul Man on TV Land she appeared earlier in the year. Top Five was produced by Scott Rudin. The film was acquired by Paramount at the Toronto International Film Fest.[citation needed] Norman appeared in four episodes of TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything in 2015.

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 in the popular BET show The Game for additional future episodes. Hello Cupid, the online series that Norman stars in 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.

In 2015, Hayley guest-starred as Candace on TNT's Murder in the First. She also recurred on IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang!, playing Isobel (opposite David Alan Grier) and Regina (opposite Bruce McCullough). In 2016 she also guest-starred on the CW show iZombie. Hayley appears in Jake and Amir's Vimeo series Lonely and Horny as Marissa, Jake's wife.

In 2018, Hayley is slated to recur on the Freeform series Alone Together, starring Esther Povitski and Benji Aflalo. She is also set to appear in the new CBS sitcom Living Biblically alongside Tony Rock. The show is produced by Johnny Galecki and directed by Andy Ackerman. She will also reprise her role as Marissa for the second season of Lonely and Horny.

Activism[edit]

Hayley is a human rights activist and vegan.

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. ^ "Hayley-Marie-Norman-54323.jpg". Deal or No Deal Wiki. Retrieved 2018-01-18. 
  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. 

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