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Ghanaian Hollywood actor Kofi Siriboe joins cast of ‘Queen Sugar’, director Ava Duvernay

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Ghanaian Hollywood actor Kofi Siriboe joins cast of ‘Queen Sugar’, director Ava Duvernay

kofi siriboeKofi Siriboe is 1/3 of Ghana’s favorite Hollywood acting family “The K Brothers” has just been announced as joining the cast of the new original drama series “Queen Sugar,” from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and produced by Warner Horizon Television. Oprah Winfrey and DuVernay also executive produce the series which is based on Natalie Baszile’s acclaimed novel Queen Sugar.

In the series, Siriboe will star as Ralph Angel Bordelon, the youngest Bordelon sibling. Formerly incarcerated and somewhat worn out by life, Ralph Angel is trying to make a new start — and find a job — while raising his beloved 6-year-old son Blue with the help of family members, notably his aunt Violet. Kofi joins the previously announced Rutina Wesley (“True Blood”) in the cast, Omar Dorsey and others.

Siriboe started acting at the age of six, along with his two brothers Kwame Boateng and Kwesi Boakye. Kofi recently had a major recurring role in the critically acclaimed MTV drama “Awkward” and appeared in the Oscar®-nominated independent feature film “Whiplash.” He has guest starred in “CSI” and is also a lead star of the upcoming Independent film slated to hit the festival circuit this spring “Kicks.” Hollywood insiders call Siriboe a directors actor and is proving to be quite bankable. He also recently shot a television pilot with legendary “Boys In The Hood” director John Singleton for the show “Snowfall”. Congratulations to the young man, keep making Ghana proud and shine on!

“Queen Sugar” chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana: Charley, the savvy wife and manager of an NBA star; Nova, a world-wise journalist and activist; and Ralph Angel, a formerly incarcerated young father in search of redemption. After a family tragedy, the Bordelons must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives in order to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South. “Queen Sugar” is produced for OWN by Warner Horizon Television. The executive producers are Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay. The series is based on the book by Natalie Baszile.

Ameyaw Kissi Debrah, known professionally as Ameyaw Debrah, is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.

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