Yvonne Okoro Biography
Chinyere Yvonne Okoro is a famous Ghanaian actress, model, television personality, and philanthropist.
She was born on 6 November 1984 in Accra, Ghana to a Nigerian father and a Ghanaian mother. She is currently 33 years old.
Her father is from Abia State in Nigeria while her mother is from Accra in Ghana. Yvonne Okoro is of mixed lineage of both Ghana and Nigeria and calls herself an African woman.
She is a native of Amankalu Alayi, a small village in Abia State in the southeastern part of Nigeria but was born and bred in Accra, Ghana.
She is the first child of her mother and the fifth child of her father because her father married many women. From a young age, Yvonne Okoro has shown the desire to become an actress.
She attended Achimota Preparatory School in Accra, Ghana for her elementary school. After which she went to Lincoln Community School in Accra, Ghana, and obtained her first school leaving certificate.
After her primary school education, Yvonne Okoro proceeded further to Faith Montessori School in Accra, Ghana for her secondary school education. She completed her secondary school education at Mfanstiman Girls Senior High School in Accra, Ghana, and obtained her West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing her secondary school education, Yvonne proceeded to the University of Ghana and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Linguistics. She later went further to University De-Nantes in France to study Press Civilization, Drama, and Marketing.
In 2002,she joined the Ghanaian movie industry (Ghallywood) and acted in her movie “Sticking to the Promise” a movie produced by Theo Akatugba. In 2010, she received the Best Actress Award at the Ghana Movie Awards and four awards at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
In 2011, Yvonne Okoro was nominated for Best Actress of the Year at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards. In 2012, Yvonne Okoro was nominated for Best Actress in Ghana at the African Movie Academy Awards.
In 2012, Yvonne Okoro was honored with a Distinguished Achievement Award at the Nigeria Excellence Awards.
She has acted in more than 150 movies which include Queen Lateefah, Kiss and Tell, The Return of Beyonce, Single and Searching, The President’s Daughter.
She is currently one of the richest and most influential actresses in Ghana with an estimated net worth of $600,000.