Jonelle Allen




Allen’s film credits include Cotton Comes to Harlem, The Hotel New Hampshire, and The River Niger, for which she won an NAACP Image Award. She had a regular role in the dramatic series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman from 1993-97.

Other television appearances include Barney Miller, The Love Boat, All in the Family, Trapper John, M.D., Hill Street Blues, Cagney and Lacey, ER, and Girlfriends. She played a lesbian prison inmate in the 1975 television movie Cage Without a Key, which starred Susan Dey.  


The River Niger

The River Niger is a 1976 film adaptation of the 1972 Joseph A. Walker play of the same title.

Cicely Tyson
James Earl Jones
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Glynn Turman
Jonelle Allen
Roger E. Mosley
Ralph Wilcox
Teddy Wilson

The film was directed by Krishna Shah

and starred James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson, Glynn Turman, and Louis Gossett, Jr.

Jonelle Allen and Glynn Turman

Jonelle Allen and Louis Gossett, Jr.