November 11, Nigeria
|Occupation||Filmmaker, Writer, Actor, Entrepreneur, Educator|
Susan Nwokedi is a Nigerian-American writer, producer, filmmaker, actor, and businesswoman. Nwokedi wrote and produced Mind of the Enemy, which received an award nomination for Best Original Soundtrack at the Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards in 2013.
Nwokedi was born in Nigeria and moved to Houston, Texas as a small child. When Nwokedi was in high school, she had her first taste of the film industry when she worked as an extra in some Hollywood films that came to Houston. After learning first-hand what it took to be a filmmaker, Nwokedi went on to acting, writing, and producing. Nwokedi also worked as a television host, directed television, and worked various positions behind the camera. After high school, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts at the University of Houston and later earned a Master of Science Degree in Education in Media Design and Technology - Film from Full Sail University in Florida.
In 2008, Nwokedi created TopLine Production and Entertainment, Co., a full house production and entertainment company specializing in quality film and television production and media coverage. In the same year, Nwokedi played Teresa in the Nollywood film, Ricochet, that she also wrote and executive produced. In 2009, Nwokedi produced Blood N' Destiny, followed by Secret Past in 2011.
Nwokedi completed one of her film projects, 12 Noon, on location in West Africa and is set for international theatrical release in 2014. Nwokedi also plans to air the pilot episode of her original TV series, Single Wives’ Club, and a feature film As Long As I Am in 2017.
Personal Life and Other Projects
Besides being a filmmaker, Nwokedi is also an educator. She currently resides in the state of Texas, with her family. Nwokedi completed an Education Leadership Program at the University of St. Thomas and served as an Administrative Intern at a Fort Bend ISD School. She holds a State of Texas Education Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Education and taught for approximately 11 years for Fort Bend Independent School District. In 2010, Nwokedi founded Children Come Click (CCC), an education, technology, and acting center. She believes in sharing her undeniable talent with all audience members, regardless of their demographic and location. Her advice for anyone interested in being in the film industry is to get out there and get involved in the filmmaking process because even if it doesn't pay, you will have learned what it takes to make a film.
Awards, Nominations, and Recognition
- September 2013- Nwokedi was nominated Best Original Soundtrack for Mind of the Enemy at the Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards.
- May 2013- Nwokedi was honored at Trendy Africa Magazine Mothers Appreciation Event for her community service and outstanding achievements in a chosen career.
- August 2015- Best actress in Mind of the Enemy at L.A.N.F.A.
- August 2016- Best film Mind of the Enemy at L.A.N.F.A
|Mind of the Enemy||2012||Angela Anadu||Joseph Van Vicker|
|12 Noon||Post-production||Ngozi Ego||Susan Nwokedi, Tola Balogun|
|Single Wives Club||2017||Jody||Susan Nwokedi|
|As Long As I Am||2017||Lucy||Susan Nwokedi|
|Secret Past||2013||Yvonne||A.B. Sallu|
|A Hopeful Journey||2017||Elise||Prince McNoun|
|The Brat||2014||Nneka||Dytmi Ibe|
|Exit||In production||Isabella||Lupe Nunez|
|Tears on my Pillow||2017||Linda||Isola Balogun|
|Resentment||2011||Abused Wife||Mike Ugada|
|African Connection||2012||Dr. Khan||A.B. Sallu|
|Pound of Flesh||2014||Dr. Riley||Don Okolo|
|Blood n' Destiny||2009||Producer (did not act)||Don Okolo|
|Alice in America||Post-production||Grieved Widow||Chinny Chukwu|
|The Land||2010||Producer (did not act)||Don Okolo|
|Royal Dilemma||2010||Dalia||Stanley Acholonu|
|Dirty Pastor||2013||Angela||A.B. Sallu|
|The Other Side||2014||Detective May||Ike Nnaebue|
|Another Leaf||2014||Nneka||Ike Nnaebue|
|Jason's Lyric||1994||Featured||Doug McHenry|
|Return of Exile||2001||Nina||Don Okolo|
|Lads in the City||2015||Laura||Macolm Benson|
|TopLine Presents (Talk Show)||2010–present||Host||Susan Nwokedi|
|Street Talk (TV Show)||2009||Host||Susan Nwokedi, Chris Ulasi|
|My Drug Brother||2007||Jennifer||Stanley Acholonu|
|Blindfolded||2014||Star TV Anchor||Ikechukwu Oyeka|
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