Jackie Appiah (born 5 December 1983) is a Canadian-born Ghanaian actress. For her work as an actress, she has received several awards and nominations, including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards; and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007. She received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Upcoming Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008.
Jackie Appiah was born in Canada on December 5, 1983.She is the last of five children. She is a Ghanaian Canadian, as she was born in Toronto.She spent her early childhood in Canada, and moved to Ghana with her mother at age 10. She is popularly known by her maiden name, Appiah. Appiah married Peter Agyemang in 2005 and has one son. Appiah's father is Kwabena Appiah (the younger brother of the late Joe Appiah, a famous lawyer in Kumasi) currently residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
It was rumored in 2020 that Jackie Appiah got pregnant for the Liberian president, George Weah. She however dismissed the rumor by taking to her Instagram page saying "Laughter that diapets lies and fabricated stories".
Appiah's appearance on screen became regular when she was invited by Edward Seddoh Junior, the writer of Things We Do For Love , where she played the role of Enyonam Blagogee. She later took part in Tentacles, Games People Play, Sun-city and many other TV series.
Appiah 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 did too good. I fumbled but, many people did not notice it."[This quote needs a citation] Despite her nervousness, the first timer said she succeeded in impressing everyone.
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".[This quote needs a citation] Appiah now sees the local film industry as having changed for the better. She thinks that others will see its ultimate success.
Nollywood breakthrough and success
Appiah was already known to Nollywood through her many successful Ghanaian films including Beyoncé - The President Daughter, Princess Tyra, Passion of the Soul, Pretty Queen, 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.
Appiah's face can be seen on many billboards and TV commercials in Ghana including a GSMF advert on protection against HIV AIDS. She won the face of U.B in a promotion she did for them on TV commercials and she is currently the face of IPMC for commercials and billboards. "GSMF " was her first TV commercial.
Awards and nominations
|2007||3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Beyonce:The President's Daughter||Won|
|2010||6th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress Leading Role||The Perfect Picture||Won|
|2010 Ghana Movie Awards||Best Actress||4 plays||Won|
|City People Entertainment Awards||Best Ghanaian Actress||Won|
|2011||2011 Ghana Movie Awards||Best Actress Leading Role (English)||Reason To Kill||Nominated|
|2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Pan African Actress Of The Year||Won|
|2012||2012 Ghana Movie Awards||Best Actress Leading Role||Grooms Bride||Nominated|
|Ghana National Youth Archievers Awards||Performing Arts||Won|
|African Women Of Worth Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2013||2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Actress In Drama||The Perfect Picture||Won|
|2013 Ghana Movie Awards||Best Actress Leading role||Cheaters||Won|
|Glits Magazine favorite actress||Won|
|Nafca||Best Actress Diaspora||Turning Point||Won|
|Pyprus Magazine Screen Actors Awards||Best International Actress||Won|
|The F.A.C.E List Awards (USA)||Achievement In Africa Entertainment||Won|
|2014||2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Actress Comedy Role||Cheaters||Nominated|
|2014 Ghana Movie Awards||Best Actress Leading Role||Sisters At War||Nominated|
|2015||2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Actress In Comedy||A Letter From Adam||Nominated|
|2015 Ghana Movie Awards||Favorite Actress||Nominated|
- Thing We Do For Love
- Divine Love
- The Heart of Men
- The Power of a Woman
- 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
- The Perfect Picture - Ten Years After
- Reason To Kill
- Grooms Bride
- Heart of Men
- Stigma 
- Perfect Love 1
- Perfect Love 2
Jackie married Peter Agyemang in 2005 with whom she had one son, Damien. They divorced after three years of marriage.
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