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Jackie Appiah (born December 5, 1983[1]) 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.[2][3] She received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Upcoming Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008.[4]

Jackie Appiah
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Jackie Appiah

(1983-12-05) 5 December 1983 (age 35)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active2001–present


Early lifeEdit

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.[5] She is popularly known by her maiden name, Appiah. Appiah married Peter Agyemang in 2005 and has one son.[6] 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.


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 Tentacles, Games People Play, Sun-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."[This quote needs a citation] 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".[This quote needs a citation] 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 successEdit

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.[7] Her notable Nollywood films include Black Soul and Bitter Blessing, alongside Nollywood actor Ramsey Noah[8][9] and My Last Wedding, alongside Nollywood actor Emeka Ike.[10]

In 2013, she won the Best International Actress award at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards (PAMSAA) 2013 which was held in Abuja.[11]

Promotional workEdit

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.[12]

Awards and nominationsEdit

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[13]
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[14]
African Women Of Worth Awards Best Actress Won[15]
2013 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress In Drama The Perfect Picture Won[16]
2013 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Leading role Cheaters Won
Glits Magazine favorite actress Won
Nafca Best Actress Diaspora Turning Point Won[17]
Pyprus Magazine Screen Actors Awards Best International Actress Won[18]
The F.A.C.E List Awards (USA) Achievement In Africa Entertainment Won[19]
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 Nominated


  • Thing We Do For Love
  • Divine Love
  • The Heart of Men
  • The Power of a Woman
  • 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
  • The Perfect Picture
  • Reason To Kill
  • Grooms Bride
  • Heart of Men
  • Stigma [20]
  • Yolo
  • Perfect Love 1
  • Perfect Love 2


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  2. ^ Idowu, Ayo (16 April 2010). "Unveilling Queen Jackie Appiah•Best Actress in Africa". Nigerian Tribune. Ibadan, Nigeria. Archived from the original on 6 May 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Nominees & Winners of AMAA 2007 @ a glance". The African Movie Academy Awards. Archived from the original on 10 December 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Africa Movie Academy Awards' nominees take a bow in Josies". Archived from the original on 2010-02-08. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  5. ^ "I doubt if I can play nude roles but… —Jackie Appiah". The Nation. Lagos, Nigeria. 26 July 2009. Archived from the original on 3 May 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
  6. ^ Alabi, Jasmine (2018-02-19). "Jackie Aphia's Son: What Do We Know About the Actress' Son?". - Ghana news. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  7. ^ "Jackie Appiah". Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Black Soul". youtube. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  9. ^ "A Bitter Blessing - Latest Nigerian Nollywood Movie". Youtube. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  10. ^ "My Last Wedding". youtube. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Jackie Appiah wins Best International Actress award at PAMSAA 2013". Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Jackie Appiah". Retrieved 22 February 2015.
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  16. ^ "Jackie Appiah Grabs Best Actress at AfricaMagic Viewers' Choice Awards". Highstreetmail Ghana. 10 March 2013. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
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  20. ^ ""Deep Fever" Watch Bobby Michaels, Jackie Appiah, Femi Jacobs in trailer". Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 11 February 2016.

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