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.
On July 2, 2011, she married musician Joe Gasparik. Also in 2011, she made her directorial debut in the short film, Cookie, on which she is also credited as writer, actor, and executive producer.
|1990||MacGyver||Young Club Member (as Vanessa Okuma)||TV series, 1 episode|
|1991||Fifteen||Kelly (as Vanessa Okuma)||TV series, 13 episodes|
|1993-1997||Madison||Sheri Davis (as Enuka Vanessa Okuma and as Vanessa Okuma)||TV series, 5 episodes|
|1995||Mobile Suit Gundam Wing||Additional Voices (English version)||TV series, 3 episodes|
|1997||Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz||Lady Une (English version, voice)||TV series|
|1998||Da Vinci's Inquest||Summer||TV series, 2 episodes|
|1998-1999||NightMan||Singer / Crystal||TV series, 3 episodes|
|1998-1999||War Planets||Jade (voice)||TV series, 6 episodes|
|1999-2000||Deep in the City||Kira/Kyra||TV series, 5 episodes|
|2000-2001||These Arms of Mine||Adrian||TV series, 2 episodes|
|2001||Josie and the Pussycats||Fashion Team||Film|
|2002||Da Vinci's Inquest||Maria||TV series, 2 episodes|
|2003||House of the Dead||Karma||Film|
|2000-2003||Dragon Ball Z||Android 18 (voice)||TV series, 56 episodes
Ocean Group/AB Groupe/Westwood Media English dub
|2002-2005||Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye||Lucy Dotson||TV series, 56 episodes|
|2009||24||Marika Donoso||TV series, 4 episodes|
|2009||Stolen||Officer Angie Riddick||Film|
|2010-2015||Rookie Blue||Traci Nash||TV series, 74 episodes|
|2015||How to Get Away with Murder||Nia Lahey||TV series, 2 episodes|
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