She is originally from Cape Coast in Ghana. She started her education at St. Martin De Porres School in Accra, Ghana and later went to Aggrey Memorial Senior High
School in Accra, Ghana.
After her primary and secondary school education, Yvonne Nelson proceeded to Central University College in Ghana and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource
In 2005 Yvonne Nelson partook in the Ghana prestigious beauty pageant “Miss Ghana” but could not a reach the crown.She started her acting career in 2000 and started attending movie auditions in Ghana. In 2007 she rose to fame after starring as a lead character in the Ghanaian blockbuster
movie “Princess Tyra”
After her success in Princess Tyra, she went to Nigeria and shot about five more movies which launched her career in Nollywood and made her a public figure in Nigeria.
Yvonne Nelson has acted in over 100 movies which include Princess Tyra, Crime to Christ, Tears of Womanhood, Passion of the Soul, Plan B, etc.
After much success in acting, in 2011 Yvonne Nelson decided to produce her first movie “The Price” and later on she produces another movie “Married the Next Year” In 2013 Yvonne Nelson won the “Best Picture Award” at the Ghana Movie Awards and “Best Ghanaian Movie in Nigeria” at the City Peoples Entertainment Awards.
In 2010, she founded the Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation which she uses to create awareness about chronic diseases that are killing people on a daily basis. Her charity organization is also helping people especially the less privileged and physical challenge.
With the support from other Ghanaian celebrities, she recorded an all-star charity single and shot a video to help educate people to avoid diseases that cause death.
In 2013 Yvonne Nelson was honored by GoWoman Magazine and Printex for the success of her Glaucoma Foundation and her film career.
Yvonne Nelson has taken it upon herself, together with other celebrities in Ghana alongside with the masses in protests against the energy crisis in her country.
Yvonne Nelson is one of the richest and most influential actress in Ghana with an estimated net worth of $1 million.