I am always excited to find our own making it in the frontiers of Hollywood. It shows that we are capable; capable of greater things when given the opportunity.
11. Peter Mensah
Peter Mensah (born 27 August 1959) is a Ghanaian-British actor, best known for his roles in Tears of the Sun, Hidalgo, 300, and Dead Space, and more recently on the Starz original series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and Spartacus: Vengeance. Telling from his name, he is Akan.
10. Boris Kodjoe
Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe (born March 8, 1973), better known as Boris Kodjoe, is an Austrian-born actor of German and Ghanaian descent known for his roles as Kelby in the 2002 film Brown Sugar, the sports-courier agent Damon Carter on the Showtime drama series Soul Food and was a recurring character on FOX‘s The Last Man on Earth. He currently co-stars on BET‘s Real Husbands of Hollywood and on the CBS medical drama Code Black. Judging from his full name, he is ga-adagme.
9. Idris Elba
Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba,( born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, musician, and DJ.He is known for playing druglord Russell “Stringer” Bell on the HBO series The Wire, Detective John Luther on the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.
His father is a sierra-Leonian and his mother his an eve from Ghana.
Samuel “Sam” Osei Sarpong, Jr. (December 19, 1974) was an English actor, super-model, and musician. He performed in over sixty feature films, and fifty-five television shows, including such films as Carmen The Hip Hopera, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Keeping Up with the Steins, Anchor Baby and No Weapons, for which he won best lead actor at the San Diego Film Festival. He was also the host on MTV‘s Yo Momma. for three seasons. He was one of the first black male models for designer Tommy Hilfiger and was the face of the brand for over six years. Unfortunately, he passed on 26th October 2015 when he jumped off the bridge in Pasadena, California.
Senyo Amoaku is an artist skilled in acting, composing, screenwriting and various production capabilities. With credits ranging from several national commercials to network drama, comedy, as well as big budget action films and moderately financed independent film, Senyo is quickly climbing the ladder of industry success with his deep integration into each character he portrays. Senyo is from the eve tribe.
6. Joey Ansah
Joey Ansah was born in London, England, of mixed ethnicity, the second son of celebrated Ghanaian fashion designer Kofi Ansah and his Devon-born wife Nicola. His brother is musician Ryan Ansah and film director, Kwaw Ansah is his uncle.
5. Phanuel Nana Gbewonyo
Phanuel Nana Gbewonyo, born in 1980 in Accra is a Ghanaian who left the shores of the country at the age of three, nationalized as an American and ended up starring in the hit movie “Gran Torino” and “Coach Carter”. He’s a good basketball player who played for his school when he was in high school. Gbewonyo played high school basketball at Kennedy High. He began his college career at College of the Canyons (Calif.), where he earned All-Western State Conference honors and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player as a sophomore in the 2000-01 season. He averaged 21 points and eight rebounds that season. Phanuel also reigns from the eve tribe.
4. Abraham Attah
Abraham Nii Attah (born July 2, 2001) is a Ghanaian teen actor. He hails from the GaDangme ethnic group in the Greater Accra Region. He made his feature film debut in Beasts of No Nation (2015). For his leading role of child soldier Agu, Attah was awarded the Marcello Mastroianni‘s Best Young Actor Award at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.
In November 2015, he joined the ensemble cast of Shane Carruth‘s third film, The Modern Ocean. On June 21, 2016, it was announced that he had joined the cast of the upcoming Marvel film Spider-Man: Homecoming.
3. Akosua Busia
Akosua Gyamama Busia (born 30 December 1966) is a Ghanaian actress, film director, author and songwriter who lives in the U.K. Busia is best known for her role as Nettie Harris in the 1985 film The Color Purple alongside Whoopi Goldberg.
Akosua Busia is the daughter of Kofi Abrefa Busia, who was prime minister of the Republic of Ghana (from 1969 to 1972)and a prince of the royal family of Wenchi,a subgroup of the Ashanti. Akosua is a princess of the royal family of Wenchi. Her sister, Abena Busia, is a poet and academic, an associate professor in English at Rutgers University.
Akosua Busia grew up in Ghana, and began her acting career at the age of 16, attending London‘s Central School of Speech and Drama on scholarship.Her first acting role was as Juliet in an otherwise white cast performing Shakespeare‘s Romeo and Juliet at Oxford University, where her siblings were studying.
2. Frema Agyemang
Agyeman was born in London. Her mother, Azar, is Iranian, and her father, Osei, is Ghanaian. They divorced when she was a child. Freema Agyeman born on the 20 March 1979 is a British 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 programme Little Dorrit, Agyeman held a starring role as Alesha Phillips in the crime procedural drama Law & Order: UK between 2009 and 2012. In 2013, she made her US television debut on The CW‘s teen drama The Carrie Diaries as Larissa Loughlin, a style editor at Interview magazine. Other television appearances include Old Jack’s Boat, Silent Witness, Survivors and the Netflix drama Sense8. Agyeman also appeared as Penny in the 2015 film North v South.
Kwesi Boakye was born April 6, 1999, in Los Angeles, California) is an American teen actor, voice actor and singer of Ghanaian origin, who is most notable for his role as Manny in the 2009 Tyler Perry film I Can Do Bad All By Myself. He is the youngest of three brothers who are also actors; Kwame Boateng, and Kofi Siriboe. Boakye’s family is originally from Ghana. He voices Gossamer on The Looney Tunes Show and voiced Darwin on The Amazing World of Gumball in the show’s first two seasons and most the first episode of season 3, “The Kids” until the end of the episode. At the end of the episode (and beyond until season 5’s “The Ollie”) Terrell Ransom, Jr. was the voice of Darwin.