Okuma at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Enuka Vanessa Okuma
September 20, 1976
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Enuka Vanessa Okuma / / (born September 20, 1976) is a Canadian actress, best known for her role as detective Traci Nash in the Global/ABC police drama series, Rookie Blue (2010-2015). Okuma also known for her work on the Canadian shows Madison (1994-1998) and Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (2002-2005). During her career, Okuma was nominated for the Gemini Awards four times.
Life and career
Okuma was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is of Nigerian descent credited alternatively as Enuka Okuma and Enuka Vanessa Okuma. In 1990, she began her career on television, appearing as regular cast member during the first season of the teen soap opera, Hillside. During the 1990s, she played supporting roles in a number of made for television films and Canadian television series. In film, she made her debut with supporting role in Double Jeopardy (1999).
Okuma co-starred in the American crime drama series Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye from 2002 to 2005. She guest starred on Dark Angel, Odyssey 5, Cold Case, Grey's Anatomy and NCIS: Los Angeles. In 2009, she had the recurring role as Marika Donoso on the seventh season of the Fox series 24. She also provided the voice of Lady Une in Gundam Wing, and of Jade in the Canadian animated series War Planets and also in an episode of MythQuest.
- What Color is Love
- Cold Case as Alice stallworth
- Larry Crowne as Chandra
- Double Jeopardy
- Dragon Ball Z as Android 18 (Westwood dub)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Wing as Lady Une
- G Saviour
- Fifteen as Kelly (Season 1)
- Shadow Raiders as Jade
- House of the Dead as Karma
- Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye
- 24 (season 7) as Marika Donoso
- The Christmas List
- Grey's Anatomy
- Rookie Blue as Traci Nash
- Cookie (short) as Rachel
- NCIS: Los Angeles
- Fighting for My Daughter (Movie) as Ronnie
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