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Jackie Appiah

Jackie Appiah

Exploring the Remarkable Journey of Ghanaian Actress Jackie Appiah.

1983

Early Life
05 December 1983

Early Life

Jackie Appiah, born in Canada on December 5, 1983, to Janet Owusu and George Appiah, is one of five siblings. She developed an interest in acting during her early education at Derrydown Public School in Toronto, Ontario. At a very young age, Jackie showed interest in acting and performed in every school play and church drama.

1995

Traveling to Ghana
25 June 1995

Traveling to Ghana

At the age of 12 in 1995, Jackie relocated to Ghana to live with her older sister, but her passion for acting remained unwavering. She actively participated in numerous school plays while attending Faith Montessori in Accra before transferring to Achimota Preparatory School.

2000

Hal Jackson Talent Teens Show
23 June 2000

Hal Jackson Talent Teens Show

During her time at Achimota, she was elected as the Girls' Entertainment Prefect, further fueling her love for the arts. It was during this period that she auditioned for the Hal Jackson Talent Teens Show, hoping for an opportunity to perform at the renowned Apollo Theatre. Although she was disheartened to be the first runner-up at the age of 17, it did not deter her from pursuing her acting aspirations.

2001

Entry into the Film Industry
25 June 2001

Entry into the Film Industry

In 2001, right after finishing Achimota Preparatory, Jackie Appiah was offered an invitation by Edward Seddoh Junior, the writer of a new television series called 'Things We Do for Love,' to join the cast. Jackie secured a regular role as the charming and innocent character Enyonam Blagogee. The series also provided Jackie with the opportunity to appear in the Ghana Social Marketing Foundation (GSMF) commercial, raising awareness about HIV/AIDS protection.

2004

Breakthrough and Stardom
25 June 2004

Breakthrough and Stardom

In 2004, Jackie Appiah achieved a significant milestone in her acting career by securing her inaugural lead role in the film "Divine Love," directed by Jayke Aernan and featuring renowned actors Majid Michel and Van Vicker. Expanding her horizons beyond Ghana, she ventured into the Nigerian film industry in 2007 with her first role in "Sleep Walker," alongside acclaimed stars Genevieve Nnaji and Ramsey Noah.

2012

Expanding Presence Internationally
18 June 2012

Expanding Presence Internationally

Another significant milestone in Jackie Appiah's career came in 2012 when she achieved a leading role in the Hollywood/Nollywood drama film "Turning Point." The movie, written and directed by Niyi Towolawi, featured an ensemble cast including Jackie Appiah, K.D. Aubert, Todd Bridges, Ernie Hudson, Patience Ozokwor, and other talented actors.

2013

Other projects
25 June 2013

Other projects

Subsequently, Appiah graced the screen in a diverse array of movies, including notable titles such as "Beyonce," "The Return of Beyonce," "Princess Tyra," "Passion and Soul," "4play," "4play Reloaded," "The King Is Mine," "Perfect Picture," "Death after Birth," "Stigma," and "Prince's Bride."

2015

Awards and Recognitions
25 July 2015

Awards and Recognitions

Jackie Appiah's impressive list of awards includes the African Movie Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'Beyonce' (2007), the Arts Critics and Reviewers Association of Ghana (ACRAG) Award for Best Actress (2007), the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for 'Perfect Picture' (2010), the Ghana Movie Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role for '4play' (2010), the Best Pan-African Actress award (2011), and the City People's Entertainment Awards for Best Ghanaian Actress (2010).

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