Jackie Appiah

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Jackie Appiah
Born Jackie Appiah
(1983-12-05) December 5, 1983 (age 31)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present

Jackie Appiah Agyemang (born; 5 December 1983) is a Ghanaian actress. For her work as an actress she has received several awards and nominations, including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007.[1][2] She received two nominations for Best Actress in a leading role and Best Upcoming Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008.[3]

Early life[edit]

Jackie is the last of five children. She was born in Canada and spent her early childhood in Canada, and moved to Ghana with her mother at age 10.[4] She is popularly known by her maiden name, Appiah. Jackie married in 2005 and has one son. Jackie's father is Kwabena Appiah (the younger brother of the late Joe Appiah-a famed lawyer in Kumasi) currently residing in Toronto, Canada.

Career[edit]

Jackie’s appearance on screen became regular when she was invited by Edward Seddoh Junior the writer of Things We Do For Love as she played the role of Enyonam Blagogee. She later took part in Tentacles, Games People Play,'Sun-city' and many other TV series.

Jackie remembers herself as being very shy the first time she went on set, "It was a Venus Film Production titled Divine Love and I had to play the role of Kate, the protagonist. I didn’t believe I did too good. I fumbled but many people did not notice it." Despite her nerves the first timer said she succeeded in impressing everyone.

Jackie says her best part was in Mummy’s Daughter by Venus Films. The film tells the story of the Bartels Family where she played the role of Princess, the daughter. "I loved how I acted and I was happy with the role I played". Jackie now sees the local film industry as having changed for the better. She thinks that others will see its ultimate success.

Jackie’s face can be seen on many billboards and TV commercials in Ghana including a GSMF advert on protection against HIV AIDS. She only received these contracts after her affair with Emmanuel Nketsia. She won the face of U.B in a promotion she did for them on TV commercials and she is currently the face of IPMC for commercials and billboards. "GSMF " was her first TV commercial.

Nollywood breakthrough and success[edit]

Awards[edit]

Gorgeous and talented Ghanaian star actress has picked up another award for her award-winning performance in ‘The Perfect Picture. She picked up the award for Best Actress in a Drama at the just ended Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards in Lagos, Nigeria.[5]

Filmography[edit]

  • Divine Love
  • The Heart of Men
  • Run Baby Run
  • Beyoncé - The President Daughter
  • The Return of Beyoncé
  • Mummy’s Daughter
  • The Love Doctor
  • Royal Battle
  • Chasing Hope
  • Princess Tyra
  • I Hate Women
  • Fake Feelings
  • Wind of Love
  • Total Love
  • Passion of the Soul
  • Mortal Desire
  • Pretty Queen
  • The Prince's Bride
  • The King is Mine
  • Spirit of a Dancer
  • Excess Money
  • Blindfold
  • Before My Eyes
  • Virginity
  • career woman
  • Passion Lady
  • Her Excellency
  • The Perfect Picture
  • Prince of the Niger
  • My Last Wedding
  • Love Games
  • Tears of Womanhood
  • Night Wedding
  • A Cry for Justice
  • 4 Plays
  • 4 Play Reloaded
  • Death after Birth
  • Golden Stool
  • Deadly Assignment
  • Turning Point
  • Wrath of a Woman
  • Blind Lust
  • Black Soul
  • Against My Will
  • Royal Kidnap
  • End of Royal Kidnap
  • The Siege
  • Royal Honour
  • Eye of the gods
  • The Comfoter
  • Palace Slave
  • Throwing Stones
  • Comfort My Soul
  • Above Love
  • Wind of Sorrow
  • Piece of My Soul
  • Cold Heart
  • Golden Heart
  • A Bitter Blessing
  • Queens heart
  • Kings heart
  • The Perfect Picture
  • Forever young
  • Barrister Anita

References[edit]

  1. ^ Idowu, Ayo (16 April 2010). "Unveilling Queen Jackie Appiah•Best Actress in Africa". Nigerian Tribune (Ibadan, Nigeria). Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Nominees & Winners of AMAA 2007 @ a glance". The African Movie Academy Awards. Archived from the original on 16 September 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Africa Movie Academy Awards’ nominees take a bow in Josies". Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  4. ^ "I doubt if I can play nude roles but… —Jackie Appiah". The Nation (Lagos, Nigeria). 26 July 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Jackie Appiah Grabs Best Actress at AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards". Highstreetmail Ghana. 10 March 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

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