Jackie Aygemang Appiah , popularly known as Jackie Appiah is a Ghanaian actress born on December 5, 1983 in Canada and spent her early childhood there. She is the last of five children. She moved to Ghana with her mother at the age of 10. She was the runner up at the Talent Teens Competition. Jackie started acting at the age of 12 in her local church group.
Jackie's appearance on screen became regular when she was invited by Edward Seddoh Junior the writer of “Things We Do For Love” Her professional acting career then began when she was cast as Enyonam Blagogee in the TV series Things We Do for Love. She later took part in Tentacles, Games people play, Sun City and many other TV series. Following her on screen debut Jackie went on to create a successful acting career including starring in the smash hit movie “Beyoncé” alongside prominent Ghanaian actors like Van Vicker and Nadia Buari, quickly establishing herself as an A-lister.
She 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.
Jackie 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”.
She celebrates her birthday with the less privileged. She spends these special days with kids at various hospitals and orphanages. Her management team brings together over children from the Teshie and Osu orphanages to a kids play house at Airport Residential area to celebrate her birthday with them. Items including books, school bags and other educational materials, bags of rice, drinks, toiletries and cash are presented to the kids.
Jackie Appiah is already known in Nollywood through her many successful Ghanaian films including Beyoncé, The president's Daughter, The prince's bride, The 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.
Jackie Appiah has received countless awards and nominations including Best Actress in a supporting Role and a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007 and 2010 respectively. She also received two nominations for Best Actress in a leading role and Best Upcoming Actress at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008.
In 2013, she won the Best International Actress award at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards (PAMSAA) 2013 which was held in Abuja, Nigeria. That same year, she was awarded Best Actress in Drama for her award-winning performance in “The Perfect Picture” at the Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards in Lagos, Nigeria.
Jackie's face has been used in advertising for various product and causes in Ghana including a GSMF campaign on protection against HIV AIDS, U.B Cosmetics is currently the face of IPMC.
Jackie hopes to study Entertainment Law or Media Law.
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