The country of Ghana is blessed with so many resources and talents. As much as this is true, the financial strength of the country is poor that many of the talents choose to use theirs outside.
There are a number of famous and renowned actors around the world, especially in the Hollywood and Nollywood space that are actually Ghanaians and you may or may not have known about their nationality till now.
In this article, I bring to your attention a number of world-famous actors who are actually Ghanaian nationals living elsewhere in the world and it may just surprise you that you know some of them but don’t know that they are Ghanaians.
Below you will find a list of actors living and working in Europe that are Ghanaians. Though this may not be all these actors, this is just a start and I shall bring you more subsequently.
Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba OBE is an English actor, producer, and musician. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire. Idris was born in London, however, his family is Ghanaian.
Cynthia Addai-Robinson is an English-born American actress. She is known for her roles as Naevia in the Starz television series Spartacus.
Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe is an Austrian-born American actor, producer, and former model best known for his roles as Kelby in the 2002 film Brown Sugar.
Peter Mensah is a Ghanaian-English actor, best known for his roles in the films Tears of the Sun, Hidalgo, and 300.
Abraham Nii Attah is a Ghanaian actor, living in the United States. He hails from Ga–Dangme ethnic group in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
Nana Kofi Siriboe
Nana-Kofi Siriboe is a Ghanaian-American actor and model. He is best known for his role as Ralph Angel Bordelon on the television series Queen Sugar.
Akosua Gyamama Busia is a Ghanaian actress, film director, author, and songwriter who lives in the United Kingdom. She is the daughter of Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia.
Freema Agyeman is an English actress who is known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who. She is a Ghanaian national.
Michael Blackson is an American-Ghanaian actor and comedian based in the United States of America.
Joey Ansah is a British actor, director, and martial artist best known for his roles in The Bourne Ultimatum. He was born in London but his family hails from Ghana.