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Yvonne Okoro

Date of Birth | November 25, 1984 (35 years)


Born, Chinyere Yvonne Okoro on November 25, 1984, in Ghana, to a Ghanaian mother and a Nigerian father. She hails from Amankalu Alayi in Abia State, Nigeria. She is the first child of her mother and the fifth of her father. She began her acting career in the 2002 film, “Sticking to the Promise”. In 2010, she won Best Actress Award at the maiden edition of the Ghana Movie Awards for her role in Frank Rajah Arase’s film, “4 Play”, and in 2011, she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 7th Africa Movie Academy Award for her role in “Pool Party”. In 2012 and 2013, Yvonne Okoro received a Best Actress nominations at the 8th and 9th Africa Movie Academy Award for her roles in “Single Six” (2011) and “Contract” (2012). She is the first Ghanaian actress to be interviewed on BBC focus for Africa.

Yvonne Okoro grew up in Ghana. She began her education at Achimota Preparatory School before proceeding to Lincoln Community School, Faith Montessori School and then, Mfanstima Girl’s Senior High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Linguistics from the University of Ghana, Legon.

Since her screen debut in 2002, Yvonne Okoro has starred in films such as: “Sticking to the Promise”, “Beyonce: The President’s Daughter”, “The Return of Beyonce”, “The Game”, “Single Six”, “4 Play”, “4 Play: Reloaded”, “Pool Party”, “Forbidden City”, “Queen Latifah”, “Royal Battle”, “Why Marry”, “Queen of Dreams”, “Blood is Thick”, “Crime”, “Agony of Christ”, “Desperate to Survive”, “Best Friends”, “3 Some”, “I Broke My Heart”, “Mother’s Love”, “Triangle of Love”, “Le Hotelier”, “Potomanto”, “Rebecca”, “Like Cotton Twines”, “Boxing Day”. Yvonne Okoro owns credits as a Producer and Actor in “Contract” (2012), and “Ghana Must Go” (2016).
Yvonne Okoro had a cameo role in the popular Ghanaian TV series, “Tentacles”. From 2011 to 2012, she had a starring role in Shrley Frimpong Manso’s Film series, “Adams Apples”, and in 2013, she reprised her role as Baaba Adams in the spin-off Television series of “Adams Apples”.

Yvonne Okoro is single. In 2012, she founded Desamour Company Limited, a Film Production and Distribution Company, under which she produced the films, “Contract” and “Ghana Must Go”.
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