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Childhood Memories of Jackie Appiah and Unknown Biography Facts

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Jackie Appiah (born 5 December 1983) is a Canadian-born 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. She received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Upcoming Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008.

Personal life

Jackie married Peter Agyemang in 2005 with whom she had one son, Damien. They divorced after three years of marriage.

Appiah’s appearance on screen became regular when she was invited by Edward Seddoh Junior, the writer of Things We Do For Love, where she played the role of Enyonam Blagogee. She later took part in TentaclesGames People PlaySun-city and many other TV series.

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Appiah 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 did too good. I fumbled but, many people did not notice it.” Despite her nervousness, the first timer said she succeeded in impressing everyone.

Appiah 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”. Appiah now sees the local film industry as having changed for the better. She thinks that others will see its ultimate success.

Nollywood breakthrough and success

Appiah was already known to Nollywood through her many successful Ghanaian films including Beyoncé – The President Daughter, Princess Tyra, Passion of the Soul, Pretty Queen, The Prince’s Bride, The King is Mine and The Perfect Picture. Her notable Nollywood films include Black Soul and Bitter Blessing, alongside Nollywood actor Ramsey Noah and My Last Wedding, alongside Nollywood actor Emeka Ike.

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In 2013, she won the Best International Actress award at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards (PAMSAA) 2013. which was held in Abuja, Nigeria.

Early life

Jackie Appiah was born on December 5, 1983 in Toronto, Canada. She is the last of five children. She is a Ghanaian Canadian, as she was born in Toronto.She spent her early childhood in Canada, and moved to Ghana with her mother at the age of 10. She is popularly known by her maiden name, Appiah. Appiah married Peter Agyemang in 2005 and has one son. Appiah’s father is Kwabena Appiah (the younger brother of the late Joe Appiah, a famous lawyer in Kumasi), currently residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2007 3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Beyonce:The President’s Daughter Won
2010 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress Leading Role The Perfect Picture Won
2010 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress 4 plays Won
City People Entertainment Awards Best Ghanaian Actress Won[16]
2011 2011 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Leading Role (English) Reason To Kill Nominated
2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Pan African Actress Of The Year Won
2012 2012 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Leading Role Grooms Bride Nominated
Ghana National Youth Archievers Awards Performing Arts Won[17]
African Women Of Worth Awards Best Actress Won[18]
2013 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress In Drama The Perfect Picture Won[19]
2013 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Leading role Cheaters Won
Glits Magazine favorite actress Won
Nafca Best Actress Diaspora Turning Point Won[20]
Pyprus Magazine Screen Actors Awards Best International Actress Won[21]
The F.A.C.E List Awards (USA) Achievement In Africa Entertainment Won[22]
2014 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress Comedy Role Cheaters Nominated
2014 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Leading Role Sisters At War Nominated
Favorite Actress Nominated
2015 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress In Comedy A Letter From Adam Nominated
2015 Ghana Movie Awards Favorite Actress
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