There are lots of black Hollywood actors and actresses who are making waves in the international movie scene. We are often proud to associate with them as blacks, but a lot of us do not know their true nationality. You may not have known it, but some of those your favorite Hollywood black actors and actresses are actually of the same nativity with you. Get to know the Ghanaian actors and actresses who made it to Hollywood in this very interesting article.
Top 12 Ghanaian Actors and Actresses Who Are in Hollywood
12. Peter Mensah
The identity of Peter Mensah is definitely not hidden, I guess you may have known that already from his name and outlook. He was born in Chiraa, Accra, to parents of Brong Ahafo Region in Ghana, about 55 years ago. Peter is an international actor, best known for his roles in Tears of the Sun, Hidalgo, 300, Dead Space, and more recently on the Starz original series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and Spartacus: Vengeance.
11. Michael Blackson
Michael Blackson is a Ghanaian actor and comedian. He uses his African and American life experiences in his stand up comedy routine. If you listen to him attentively, you may be able to make a correct guess of his nationality because he has a slight Ghanaian accent. Michael Blackson moved up the acting ladder with his most notable onscreen performance as “Angry African” in the 2000 comedy film, Next Friday, produced by Ice Cube’s film production company Cubevision. In 2005, he released his top-selling comedy sketch CD entitled Modasucka: Welcome to America.
10. Senyo Amoaku
Senyo Amoaku was born in Dayton, Ohio, and raised in San Diego, CA, by his Ghanaian parents, Mr. Kwame Amoaku and Mrs. Komla Amoaku. Apart from the sharp facial features indigenous of his roots, one would hardly find out Senyo’s true African origin because he speaks with no accent. A trained stage performer/composer, Senyo has been nominated for numerous stage/theater awards and has performed alongside the likes of The Black Eyed Peas, Pharcyde, The Nappy Roots, Tha Liks, Method Man, Ludacris, Krs-One and many more.
9. Kwesi Boakye, Kofi Siriboe, and Kwame Boateng (K-3)
Kwesi Boakye (born April 6, 1999 in Los Angeles, California) is an American teen actor, voice actor and singer who is most notable for his role as Manny in the Tyler Perry film I Can Do Bad All By Myself. He is the youngest of three brothers who are also Hollywood actors; Kwame Boateng(23), and Kofi Siriboe(21). Their family is originally from Ghana but they reside in Los Angeles.
8. Freema Agyemang
Thought the beautiful Freamah Agyeman is a European? You’ re absolutely wrong! Freema’s mother, Azar, is Iranian and her father, Osei, is Ghanaian. She is an English actress who is known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction series ‘Doctor Who‘ and its spin-off series ‘Torchwood’. Following her departure from Doctor Who and Guest spots in BBC programmes Survivors and Little Dorrit, Agyeman held a starring role as Alesha Phillips in the crime procedural drama Law & Order: UK between 2009 and 2012.
7. Leila Djansi
Leila Djansi is founder of the Los Angeles based production house Turning Point Pictures. Her critically acclaimed screenplay for Movie Africa “Subcity” won the best screenplay award at FESPACO in 2007. She started her film career down here in Ghana film industry. She is another Hollywood actress whose Ghanaian origin is not very much hidden. Her movie, Sinking Sands is one that has seen to the up-rising of many Ghanaian actors and actresses.