Jackie Agyemang 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.

Early Life

Appiah is the last of five children. She was born in Toronto and spent her early childhood in Canada, and moved to Ghana with her mother at age 10. She is popularly known by her maiden name, Appiah. Appiah married 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.

Career

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

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 I did too good. I fumbled but many people did not notice it.” Despite her nerves 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.

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Nollywood breakthrough and success

Appiah was already known to Nollywood through her many successful Ghanaian films including Beyoncé – The President DaughterPrincess TyraPassion of the SoulPretty QueenThe Prince’s BrideThe 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.

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

Promotional work

Appiah’s face can be seen on many billboards and TV commercials in Ghana including a GSMF advert on protection against HIV AIDS. She won the face of U.B in a promotion she did for them on TV commercials and she is currently the face of IPMC for commercials and billboards. “GSMF ” was her first TV commercial.

You can see her in movies like

  • Divine Love
  • The Heart of Men
  • Run Baby Run
  • Beyoncé – The President Daughter
  • The Return of Beyoncé
  • Mummy’s Daughter
  • The Love Doctor
  • Royal Battle
  • Chasing Hope
  • Princess Tyra
  • the prince’s bride
  • Fake Feelings
  • Wind of Love
  • Total Love
  • Passion of the Soul
  • Mortal Desire
  • Pretty Queen
  • The Prince’s Bride
  • The King is Mine
  • Spirit of a Dancer
  • Excess Money
  • Blindfold
  • Before My Eyes
  • Virginity
  • Career woman
  • Passion Lady
  • Her Excellency
  • The Perfect Picture
  • Prince of the Niger
  • My Last Wedding
  • Love Games
  • Tears of Womanhood
  • Night Wedding
  • A Cry for Justice
  • 4 Plays
  • 4 Play Reloaded
  • Death after Birth
  • Golden Stool
  • Deadly Assignment
  • Turning Point
  • Wrath of a Woman
  • Blind Lust
  • Black Soul
  • Against My Will
  • Royal Kidnap
  • End of Royal Kidnap
  • The Siege
  • Royal Honour
  • Eye of the gods
  • The Comforter
  • Palace Slave
  • Throwing Stones
  • Comfort My Soul
  • Above Love
  • Wind of Sorrow
  • Piece of My Soul
  • Cold Heart
  • Golden Heart
  • A Bitter Blessing
  • Queens heart
  • Kings heart
  • Forever young
  • Barrister Anita
  • Deep Fever
  • Sisters At War
  • Cheaters
  • A Letter From Adam
  • The Perfect Picture
  • Reason To Kill
  • Grooms Bride
  • Heart of Men
  • Stigma 
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 Source: Wikipedia

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