Gaye, Nona 1974–

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Gaye, Nona 1974–


Full name, Nona Marvisa Gaye; born September 4, 1974, in Washington, DC; daughter of Marvin (a singer) and Jan Gaye; children: (with Justin Martinez) Nolan.


Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Publicist—Charmaine Blake Publicity, 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Suite 910, Studio City, CA 91604.


Actress and singer.

Awards, Honors:

Black Reel Award, theatrical—best supporting actress, 2002, for Ali; Image Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2004, for The Matrix Revolutions; Gotham Award nomination (with others), best ensemble cast, Independent Features Project, 2005, Broadcast Film Critics' Choice (with others), best acting ensemble, 2006, for Crash.


Film Appearances:

Patron, Harlem Nights, Paramount, 1989.

Belinda Ali, Ali, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2001.

Zee, The Matrix Reloaded, Warner Bros., 2003.

Zee, The Matrix Revolutions, Warner Bros., 2003.

Karen, Crash (also known as L.A. Crash), Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Hero girl, The Polar Express (animated), Warner Bros., 2004.

Herself, The Matrix Recalibrated (documentary short; also known as Revolutions Recalibrated), Warner Home Video, 2004.

Lola Jackson, xXx: State of the Union (also known as xXx 2: The Next Level, xXx2: The Next Level, Cold Circle & Intersection, and xXx: The Next Level), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2005.

Charlene Taylor Frank, The Gospel, Screen Gems, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, The 1993 World Music Awards, ABC, 1993.

Supermodel of the World: 1993, syndicated, 1993.

Met Life Presents the Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame, NBC, 1994.

The Soul Train 25th Anniversary Hall of Fame Special, CBS, 1995.

Presenter, The American Music Awards, ABC, 1995.

The 2001 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 2001.

Herself, The Making of "Ali," 2001.

The 33rd NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2002.

The 2003 Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor, UPN, 2003.

The 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2004.

Motown 45, ABC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, "Ali," HBO First Look, HBO, 2001.

Herself, "The Matrix Revolutions," HBO First Look, HBO, 2003.

Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2004.


Video Games:

Hero girl, The Polar Express, THQ, 2004.

Voice of Zee, The Matrix Online (also known as MxO), Warner Bros., Interactive Entertainment, 2005.

Zee, The Matrix: Path of Neo, 2005.


Love for the Future, Third Stone/Atlantic, 1992.

One in a Million, 1996.



Contemporary Black Biography, Vol. 56, Thomson Gale, 2006.


Essence, May, 2003, p. 180.

Good Housekeeping, January, 2002, p. 83.

Interview, December, 2001, p. 54.

Jet, April 5, 1993, p. 56.

People Weekly, November 17, 2003, p. 83.

USA Weekend, April 24, 2005.