Popularly called Jackie Appiah, her full names are Jackie Aygemang Appiah. Appiah is a famous Ghanaian Nollywood actress and this post we take a look at her life, career, the movies she has featured in and a whole lot more.
Jackie Appiah was born on the 5th of December 1983 in Toronto, Canada. She is the last of 5 children. Appiah spent her early childhood in Canada before moving to Ghana with her mother at the age of 10.
Her father is Kwabena Appian. He is the younger brother of the popular Ghanaian lawyer, Joe Appiah. Appiah’s father currently resides in Ontario in Canada.
Appiah began acting when she was invited by Edward Seddoh Junior the writer of Things We Do for Love for the role of Enyonam Blagogee.
The actress also starred in Tentacles, Games People Play, Sun-City and several TV series.
She revealed that she was very shy the first time she was on set. Her first movie was Divine Love where she played the role of Kate. The actress revealed that she made several mistakes on set but most people didn’t notice and they actually thought she did really well.
This was a first major movie and she featured alongside Majid Michel and Van Vicker who were also making their acting debuts at that time.
The actress once revealed in an interview that her favourite movie is Mummy’s Daughter where she played the role of the princess and daughter in the Bartels Family.
A few years after she began acting in Ghana, Appiah found her way to Nollywood in Nigeria and debuted in the Nollywood movie, ‘Beyoncé – The President Daughter’ where she starred alongside Van Vicker and Nadia Buari.
Appiah also featured alongside Ramsey Nouah in movies like Black Soul and Bitter Blessing alongside Nollywood actor Ramsey Noah. The actress also featured in My Last Wedding where she acted alongside Nollywood actor Emeka Ike.
Her other movies include Princess Tyra, Passion of the Soul, Pretty Queen, The Prince’s Bride, The King is Mine and The Perfect Picture.
Endorsements and Promotion works
Appiah is known for her pretty face and this has enabled her feature on many billboards and TV commercials in Ghana including a GSMF advert on protection against HIV/AIDS.
The actress won the face of U.B in a promotion where she featured in the company’s TV commercials. She’s also the face of IPMC for its commercials and billboards.
Currently, Appiah is the Pan-African Hair Growth brand where she serves as the company’s brand ambassador.
Awards and nominations
Appiah has received several awards since she began acting. She was the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards and the Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007.
The actress also received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Upcoming Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008.
In 2013, Jackie Appiah received the Best International Actress award at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards (PAMSAA) 2013 which was held in Abuja.
- Best Supporting Actress at the 2007 3rd Africa Movie Academy Award for her role in the movie, Beyonce:The President Daughter
- Best Actress Leading Role at the 2010 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role in the movie,The Perfect Picture
- Best Actress at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards
- Best Ghanaian Actress at the City People Entertainment Awards
- Pan African Actress of the Year at the 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Ghana National Youth Archievers Awards in the Performing Arts Category.
- Best Actress at the African Women Of Worth Awards
- Best Actress in Drama at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in the movie, The Perfect Picture
- Best Actress in a Leading role at the 2013 Ghana Movie Awards
- Glits Magazine favorite actress
- Best Actress Diaspora at Nafca for her role in the movie, Turning Point
- Best Internation Actress at the Pyprus Magazine Screen Actors Awards Best International Actress
- Achievement in Africa Entertainment at The F.A.C.E List Awards (USA)
Some of the movies Appiah has featured in since she debuted as an actress include.
- Divine Love
- The Heart of Men
- Run Baby Run
- Beyoncé – The President Daughter
- The Return of Beyoncé
- Mummy’s Daughter
- The Love Doctor
- Royal Battle
- Chasing Hope
- Princess Tyra
- the prince’s bride
- Fake Feelings
- Wind of Love
- Total Love
- Passion of the Soul
- Mortal Desire
- Pretty Queen
- The Prince’s Bride
- The King is Mine
- Spirit of a Dancer
- Excess Money
- Before My Eyes
- Career woman
- Passion Lady
- Her Excellency
- The Perfect Picture
- Prince of the Niger
- My Last Wedding
- Love Games
- Tears of Womanhood
- Night Wedding
- A Cry for Justice
- 4 Plays
- 4 Play Reloaded
- Death after Birth
- Golden Stool
- Deadly Assignment
- Turning Point
- Wrath of a Woman
- Blind Lust
- Black Soul
- Against My Will
- Royal Kidnap
- End of Royal Kidnap
- The Siege
- Royal Honour
- Eye of the gods
- The Comforter
- Palace Slave
- Throwing Stones
- Comfort My Soul
- Above Love
- Wind of Sorrow
- Piece of My Soul
- Cold Heart
- Golden Heart
- A Bitter Blessing
- Queens heart
- Kings heart
- Forever young
- Barrister Anita
- Deep Fever
- Sisters At War
- A Letter From Adam
- The Perfect Picture
- Reason To Kill
- Grooms Bride
- Heart of Men
Appiah got married to Peter Agyemang in 2005 and their marriage produced one son. Unfortunately, their union hit the rocks in 2008.
There were accusations on the part of her ex-husband that Appiah was a liar. But the actress has seen moved on with her life and she’s currently dating Bobby Obodo.