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    47 Comments     Thursday, November 15th, 2007

    Elise Neal

    Video vixen turned actress Elise Neal is a true Hollywood come-up story.
    [Story] Adell Henderson

    Hollywood casting agents need to man up. Whether male or female, those making big-screen role selections clearly ignore the gorgeous breeding ground of hip-hop videos. Save for, say, Meagan Good, Rap City’s eye candy rarely gets beyond T&A typecasting (see “sexy stewardess,” “stripper girlfriend”). Future Buffies with bodies should see Elise Neal. A trailblazer for dancer-turned-actress hopefuls, the 15-year veteran has made the leap from the worlds of Hype Williams to Robin Williams.

    Since her days of sexing up Yo! MTV Raps (YouTube her in Chubb Rock’s “Just the Two of Us”), the Memphis, Tennessee, native has made many film (Paid In Full, Hustle & Flow) and television (All of Us, The Hughleys) appearances. Next, she’s starring alongside Anthony Anderson in Fox’s New Orleans police drama K-Ville, short for “Katrinaville.” But with ties  to both Curtis Jackson and a certain fellatio goddess, Ms. Neal just can’t leave the video game alone.

    KING Although this is your fourth KING shoot, it’s your first cover. Consider this your coronation.
    ELISE I’m happy to be in the Hollywood issue. I love seeing the theatrics that can come from a shoot. That’s what makes it exciting for me. But this wasn’t an easy shoot. I’m playing the victim, the one that people are trying to kill. And those ropes, the duct tape and being tied up was a lot. I was in pain a couple of times for real.

    Wait, video chicks are supposed to be good dancers? Could’ve fooled us. Well, you certainly played the “tied-up” role like a pro. Almost like you’ve done it before…
    What are you trying to say? I didn’t suggest duct tape. I didn’t suggest rope, especially unfinished rope. That would be you guys [laughs].

    So that was acting, not just another Friday night?

    I was really acting. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it [laughs]. I’ve never been duct-taped [in bed]; I will say that.

    You were one of the first to break the “video chick” curse by establishing a credible acting career. That’s like seeing Sasquatch.
    The journey was weird for me because I didn’t want to act. I wanted to sing, dance and be on stage. I wanted to be on Broadway. When I got started, the ’90s was a big period in hip-hop and R&B, and a lot of the choreographers that I worked with were doing music videos as well as musical-theater jobs. That’s how I got into videos.

    Wait, video chicks are supposed to be good dancers? Could’ve fooled us.
    Don’t get it twisted. I was the go-to video chick for a while. I was in everything from Father MC to Black Sheep videos back in the day, and I’m very proud of it. But once I decided to make acting my career, I pretty much cut the videos off.

    Last year, art almost imitated life when you were in talks to portray another famed clip vixen, Karrine Steffans, in a full-length feature.
    Is that still going down?

    Everybody has been asking me about it, and we’re sort of at a standstill. I just want it to be something that she has a lot of control over, which is difficult sometimes in making movies. But I would still do it if it came together in the right way.

    For more pictures of Elise Neal and her interview with KING, cop the November 2007 Hollywood Issue, on newsstands now or click here to subscribe.

    Check out the early years of Elise Neal’s career in Chubb Rock’s “Just The Two Of Us” video

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    47 Responses to “Elise Neal”

    11.15.07 at 1:39 pm

    king_of_gq says:
    Elise Neal Deserved the cover…she iz so damn fine…the bondage picture was the $hit…

    11.16.07 at 2:50 pm

    marcus says:
    she is a good actor and got the looks

    11.16.07 at 4:14 pm

    205rep says:
    elise has been slept on for a long time acting and looks ph boy

    11.16.07 at 11:28 pm

    ACE says:

    11.18.07 at 4:40 am

    Da Kid says:
    She so damn fine

    11.19.07 at 1:48 am

    donwil says:
    Elise is sexy!!!!

    11.22.07 at 7:09 am

    Tshepo says:
    Sexy mamasita…

    11.24.07 at 9:16 pm

    TERRENCE R says:

    11.29.07 at 7:26 pm

    Da King says:
    Man She is so HOTT!

    12.1.07 at 10:46 am

    KinEtic "LyricaLordz" says:
    Shes Been Slept On but Not Controversial “SLEPT WIT”..She keeps her name out the media. Becus She made it wit out the publicity bad Hype. She worth every molecule that consumes her an make her up her DNA structure..O my bad Im mus be rambling in technical terms. I mean…”DAMN! MOMMIE IS SO FINE IT HURTS MY JAWS FROM DROPPIN SO FAR DOWN TO MY KNEES WHEN I SEE HER PIC”..she is a damn good actress an under-rated for far 2 long. I love the moives shes been in…much love may. holla @cha boy. –myspace.com/chinlaww–

    12.4.07 at 3:53 pm

    Mr.Wang says:
    That is a really banging girl

    12.7.07 at 12:50 am

    southern soul says:
    I could die and wont complain after i had 1 hour 2 do what i wanted with her.

    12.13.07 at 6:19 am

    Keith A Richey says:
    One of the wonders of the earth. Ageless in beauty, priceless in character. Plus she is a gifted actress. She was in a Chubb Rock video and could still pass for 20 something. I love Elise Neal!!!!

    12.13.07 at 1:27 pm

    Kamal says:
    Now she be workin out.

    12.15.07 at 5:17 am

    Who Me? says:
    Sexy as hell and she’s killing the competition with that body of hers. “All of Us” went downhill after she left.

    12.17.07 at 6:38 pm

    daw-c says:
    elise is sexy and she has a banging body and personality to go alond with it.

    12.19.07 at 1:31 pm

    Twisted C says:
    personally i think they put to much make up on her on this photo shoot. she is a fine looking women, but to much makeup takes away from her natural beauty.

    12.19.07 at 11:14 pm

    pretty Ricky says:
    This woman is so gorgeous that they really don’t want her in Hollywood, but I do DAMMIT!!

    12.20.07 at 7:19 pm

    Big Daddy says:
    She’s a Class A+ Act.

    12.22.07 at 12:04 am

    Fred says:
    I agree with most of you, she is underrated and slept on. I always knew she had a body to kill for!

    12.29.07 at 3:35 am

    jesenia martinez says:
    she worked hard. go, elise!

    12.30.07 at 9:08 am

    francaisNigga says:
    in ‘Just the Two of Us’ I didn’t recognize her .Is she wit da yellow T-shirt ? I didn’t know her… But she lookin good right now…

    01.2.08 at 11:35 am

    tbest says:
    absolutely flawless !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    01.3.08 at 6:25 pm

    Stephanie Rhodes says:
    I love Elise Neal. I can not express enough how i hate the fact that she left the show All of Us. The became pointless and stupid without her. Without her the show lost its meaning

    01.3.08 at 8:23 pm

    allEYEZonME says:
    I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!! I Love Elise Neal!!!

    01.7.08 at 1:02 am

    nicole says:
    i love her wish i could get in her room!her lips are the be

    01.13.08 at 5:46 pm

    lederrick coleman says:
    I think Elise neal is tha fine king magazine model of all time hand down and the best video vixen in the world so I get give her props she is the high pay diva outta today she is the best acterss in the entertitment buiness

    01.13.08 at 5:47 pm

    lederrick coleman says:
    I think Elise neal is tha fine king magazine model of all time hand down and the best video vixen in the world so I get give her props she is the high pay diva outta today she is the best acterss in the entertitment buiness she get hotties sexy body all around in hollywood I mean guyz go crazy for her she is one of my favrite ladies in the game I see her in tv show and movies

    01.19.08 at 11:59 pm

    shin says:
    great pics. unfortunately its not november anymore so i cant get the issue on newsstands. when november was here, i couldnt find it so help me god. i wanna c all those pics of her in high resolution. elise is the hottest chic around. i seen her on the hughleys and was like “that should be my wifey”

    02.1.08 at 3:02 pm

    youngny7 says:
    wow never know that’s how she got her start

    02.2.08 at 5:38 pm

    Kevin says:

    02.2.08 at 6:38 pm

    Richard says:
    Ohio’s finest check me out and add me if you like what you hear thanks http://www.myspace.com/rimestrike1 http://www.myspace.com/rimestrike1

    02.20.08 at 11:30 pm

    The Most Hated says:
    Ms. Neal is most def a thorobred I would bet on in any derby and a mistress that I would allow to tie me to a train rail if she gave my non-exsistant mustache a ride!!! (if you feel me)…and she is from the glorius, musically gifted, yet sometimes ignorant and country city of Memphis (my home and I can hate on my hometown if its the truth), and to be even more annoyingly boastful she is from my high school Watkins Overton High School of the Creative and Performing Arts…oh yeah, in the club scene here half dez chix mediocore gold-diggers, the other half might give you some foriegn STD or a baby…Elise IS the top 20 in the town, so stop flodgin’ Kevin and travel a bit more, instead of Downtown to Hickory Hill, and you might value a $100 bill instead of fawning over these nickels and dimes….chuuch!

    02.25.08 at 5:12 pm

    A.Banks says:
    Wow Ms.Neal is a stallion with a good head on her shoulders… I always thought that she seemed to be down to earth… That’s a good look… Content & Character

    03.18.08 at 5:00 pm

    TROJAN LA says:

    03.25.08 at 11:11 am

    Cee says:
    She look good, but i think in certain parts of the shoot they had way to much make-up on her. She looks like she has natural beauty, shouldn’t be any need for all the make up!!!!

    05.9.08 at 4:23 pm

    » The 40/40 Club - KING-mag.com says:
    [...] Must-See Moments Her KING layout , her video vixen debut in Chubb Rock’s “Just the Two of Us,” her damn fine performance in Hustle & Flow [...]

    12.15.08 at 6:23 am

    Baby name meaning and origin for Elise says:
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    03.1.11 at 8:43 pm

    waibuselali says:
    It’s practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry.

    03.3.11 at 10:33 am

    VonnaCoarlsaw says:
    I’m not against watching myself, but I miss a lot of it. I’ve got two little kids who we don’t let watch TV.

    03.14.11 at 3:30 pm

    Furiwacrima says:
    Every one lives by selling something.

    03.30.11 at 4:22 pm

    Foorfeillicef says:
    Increasingly, Americans don’t own America.

    03.31.11 at 12:15 pm

    nomgoocagal says:
    I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.

    09.28.11 at 1:27 am

    stalbans&jamaica says:
    Love Angel Beauty With Sex Appeal

    09.28.11 at 1:34 am

    stalbans&jamaica says:
    I definitely to kiss those legs from her toes to her thighs and knees.

    03.9.12 at 12:03 am

    bosh says:
    damn elise sexy as hell 0_0

    03.9.12 at 12:03 am

    bosh says:
    damn !!!!!!! 0_0




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