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Yvonne Okoro

Yvonne OkoroYvonne Okoro’ is a Ghanaian/Nigerian actress. She has received Ghana Movie Award’s Best Actress Award in 2010 and was nominated for African Movie Academy Awards Best Actress twice in a row in 2011 and 2012 for her movies Pool Party and Single Six.

She was honoured with a Distinguished Achievement Award in 2012 at Nigeria Excellence Awards.She is among the top best actresses in Ghana and known for her remarkable performances.

Born to a Nigerian dad and Ghanaian mum, Yvonne Okoro has mix lineage and calls herself an African. She comes from a very large family, as the first child of her mum and fifth born of all siblings put together. At tender she started showing traits of actress.

Then she started basic school at Achimota Preparatory School after which she went to the Lincoln Community School and then to Faith Montessori School. She continued at Mfanstiman Girls Senior High School after which she enrolled at University of Ghana, Legon where she did Bachelor of Arts by combing English and linguistics. Subsequently she was at the University De-Nantes in France to study Press Civilization, Drama and Marketing.

CAREER

She made her screen debut in ‘Sticking to the Promise’, a 2002 movie produced by the Nigerian producer Theo Akatugba, just after her Senior High Education. She also played a cameo role in the hit series ‘Tentacles’ produced by the same producer for Point Blank Media Concepts.

Those roles paved way for her to feature in ‘Beyonce’, her first major movie. When the issue of searching for Jackie Appiah’s resemblances came up, Abdul Sallam Mumuni of Venus Films fell on Yvonne’s shoulders and she delivered. She has since featured in numerous Ghanaian and Nigerian movies. She also featured in a movie in France. Currently she is one of the highest paid actresses with great commercial value.

FILMOGRAPHY

Beyonce: The President’s Daughter
The Return Of Beyonce
The President’s Daughter
4Play
Desperate To Survive
The Game
Agony Of Christ
Royal Battle
Queen Of Dreams
‘Le Hotelier’ in France
Pool Party
Sticking to the promise
Single Six
Why Marry

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