Ato Essandoh

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Ato Essandoh
Ato Essandoh 2008.jpg
Born (1972-07-29) July 29, 1972 (age 43)
Schenectady, New York
Education Cornell University
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Ato Essandoh (born July 29, 1972) is an American television and film actor.

Essandoh, who was born in Schenectady, New York, graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1990. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University. He is also a playwright, and authored Black Thang which is published in the anthology Plays and Playwrights 2003. He also studied acting at the Acting Studio in New York City. Essandoh is also the co-founder of The Defiant Ones writing and performance group.

His parents are from Ghana, West Africa.


Essandoah joined the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Cornell University, and through that organization, the Irving Literary Society.[1]



  1. ^ Cornell University Residence Plan of 1966, Schedule I, Appendix A (May 3, 1966)(see sixth page of document noting the relationship between Phi Kappa Psi and the Irving Literary Society)); see also’’, List of Phi Kappa Psi/Irving Literary Society Members (Aug. 18, 2011).

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