The veteran chocolate skinned Ghanaian actress, Jackie Aygemang Appiah familiarly known as Jackie Appiah. Whose name definitely comes at one time or more from the lips of Ghana and Nigerian movie lovers.
The naturally beautiful lady is known for her spontaneity and romantic roles in movies.
We will be exploring the life of this diva in this article. Her biography, family, husband, son, career and her siblings.
So, If you are a lover, admirer, fan, read along and get to know super amazing things you didn’t know about this talented actress.
Jackie Appiah’s Biography, Husband, Son, Daughter, & Interesting Facts
Jackie Appiah is a Ghanaian actress born in Ontario Toronto, Canada in 1983 on December 5. She left for Ghana with her mother Janet Owusu at age 10, while her father Kwabena Appiah stayed back in Ontario.
She grew up acting like a Tomboy after she relocated to Ghana she grew to be disciplined and reserved.
Jackie is the last of five females of the middle-class family, whose paternal uncle was a famous lawyer and activist in Ghana, Joe Appiah.
Jackie at 12, got involved in a drama group in the church. We could say this was the beginning of her journey in the acting world. Not long after that, she was the first runner-up at a renowned broadcast TV show; a competition exclusively made for teenagers in Ghana.
She finished her education both secondary and tertiary in Ghana. Jackie attended high school at Harvard Senior High School. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts from the University of Accra. She further aspires to have more qualifications in Media or Entertainment Law.
Jackie loves kids, no wonder she considers celebrating her birthday with kids in the orphanage homes and hospitals.
She sees Nigeria as a second home, and refers to Nollywood as more upbeat than Ghana, she said Nigerians are more in a haste and faster than Ghallywood.
About Jackie Appiah Husband And Son – Marriage
- Jackie Appiah’s Husband (Ex) – Peter Agyemang
- Jackie Appiah’s Son – Damien
Jackie was married to Peter Agyemang in 2005 with an amazing wedding. They had a son. After 3 years of marriage, the couple stopped living together until they officially divorced in 2012.
The reason for the divorce has been on the note of assault and abuse. Jackie had custody of their son, Damien, afterward.
Whether Jackie still has a good relationship with her ex-husband or not is still a cloudy air to hold. However, following their last meeting at a wedding reception at Palm Royal, where several other signatories were present. Jackie refused to take a shot with the ex-husband nor feature in a group photo with him.
Immediately after her graduation from tertiary Institution before she started acting fully, She featured in TV Series, one of which was an invitation by the film writer Edward Seddoh Junior in the fun TV series titled THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, was cheered by a great number of people.
She took up the role of Enyonam Blagogee, and that was a leap into her acting career. She further acted in other TV series namely; Tentacles, Games People Play, Sun city, etc.
In her first movie ‘DIVINE LOVE’ she recounted how shy she was but was still rousing among the team, which gave room for more opportunities and roles in her acting career.
She got the heart and attention of viewers which resulted in not just her being famous in Ghana but also in Nigeria.
All movie industry acknowledges this experienced actress.
Below is the record of the different movies she featured in.
- Before My Eyes
- Pretty Queen
- Spirit of a Dancer
- Golden Stool
- Blind Lust
- Princess Tyra
- Tears of womanhood The King is Mine
- Kings Heart
- A Bitter Blessing
- About My Girl
- Heart of True Love
- Molly’s Love Story
- Merciful Heart
- My last Wedding
- Prince of the Niger
- Before My Eyes
- The President’s Daughter
- Mummy’s Daughter
- Play boy
- Excess Money
- Passion of the Soul
- Before my Eyes
- Obscure Motives
- Love Games
- Forever Young
- The Devil and the Red Sea
- Wind of Love
- Total Love
- The King is Mine
Jackie has acted 90 plus movies in Nigeria, 100 plus in Ghana received countless awards in Ghana Movie Awards like; Best Actress in Leading Role, Favorite Actress of the year, in 2011, 2014 and 2015 respectively.
She is also a model hence her face is seen at different TV commercials, sponsored adverts, etc. even on awareness of HIV protection in Ghana.
Jackie’s recent accomplishments are what we can term as hard work pays off. She’s recently among the list of well-accomplished actors in Ghana with a net worth of $1.2million.
Awards and Nominations
Below, are her different awards from both Ghana and Nigeria, other countries in Africa and diaspora.
- Best International Actress Award
- Glitz Magazine Favorite Actress
- Favorite Actress of the Year
- City People Entertainment Awards for the Best Ghanaian Actress – 2010
- Ghana Movie Awards nominee for the Best Actress Leading Role (English) – 2011
- Nigeria Entertainment Awards for the Pan African Actress of the Year – 2011
- Ghana Movie Awards nominee for the Best Actress Leading Role – 2012
- Performing Arts Awards at the Ghana National Youth Achievers Awards – 2012
- African Women of Worth awards for Best Actress – 2012
- Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards for the Best Actress In Drama – 2013
- Ghana Movie Awards for the Best Actress Leading role – 2013
- Glitz Magazine award for Favorite Actress – 2013
- NAFCA award for the Best Actress Diaspora for the movie – Turning Point – 2013
- Payprus Magazine Screen Actors Awards for the Best International Actress – 2013
- Achievement in Africa Entertainment by the F.A.C.E List Awards (USA) – 2013
Jackie Appiah is seen as a humble and private person hence she advises younger actors to be careful about the limelight, not to involve themselves too much in stardom activities. It has been proven in her lifestyle from how she keeps her family and private life away from the media.
The beauty has over the years inculcated entrepreneurial spirit. She advises her colleague’s in the industry to invest more in assets than on liabilities.
One of her favorite quotes is; “remember why you started”.
She currently has 7 million-plus followers. The mother of one is still unmarried.
That’s all about Jackie Appiah’s husband, family, son, daughter, net worth and biography.
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