10 Biography Facts About Jackie Appiah: Age, Nationality, Movies, Son, Twin, Net Worth, Mansion
Jackie Appiah is a Ghanaian actress and one of the most-decorated African celebrities. Her biography is explained below.
Jackie Appiah has become a household name across Africa and beyond, thanks to her outstanding talent and hard work. She began her career at a young age and has worked her way up to become one of the most sought-after actresses in the industry.
Jackie’s rise to fame can be attributed to her exceptional acting skills, versatility, and professionalism. Over the years, she has established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the African movie industry, earning numerous awards and nominations for her impressive performances.
But aside from her success on the big screen, Jackie has a lot of interesting facts about her life that are not commonly known. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the fun facts about Jackie Appiah that you may not have known.
Who is Jackie Appiah?
Jackie Appiah is a Ghanaian actress, philanthropist, and businesswoman. She is an award-winning Ghanaian actress and a mother of one. She doubles as a real estate developer and loves to donate to the poor and needy on a regular.
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.
Jackie has grown to become the superstar she had always wanted to be when she was small. Currently, she has amassed a huge following on social media. On Instagram, she has over 10 million followers, over 14 million followers on Facebook, and over 1.5 million followers on TikTok despite joining the video-sharing platform late.
How old is Jackie Appiah?
The ‘Things We Do For Love’ star was born on December 5, 1983. This puts her current age at 39 years old. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Sagittarians are typically outspokenly optimistic extroverts who elicit respect and affection from everyone they come into contact with. Sagittarius natives are loyal, smart, assertive, and compassionate personalities! They are one-of-a-kind, talented, and have impeccable discernment.
Where is Jackie Appiah from?
Many have claimed that Jackie Appiah is from Nigeria but the truth is, she is purely a Ghanaian. She was born in Canada. This makes her nationality Ghanaian-Canadian. Her ethnicity is African because all of her parents are black.
Who are Jackie Appiah’s parents?
Jackie was born to Ghanaian parents Janet Owusu and George Kwabena Appiah in Canada. Appiah’s father is the younger brother of the late Joe Appiah, a famous lawyer in Kumasi. He is currently residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Currently, little is known about her parents except for the fact that they did not want her into acting but have since been supportive of her career as an actress.
Does Jackie Appiah have siblings? Yes, Jackie is not an only child to her mother and father. She is from a family of five children. It seems her siblings prefer to stay out of the spotlight as none of them have popped up in the news for years.
Does Jackie Appiah have a twin? No, Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah does not have any twin sisters or brothers, however, she has numerous females who look just like her.
Where did Jackie Appiah attend school?
Jackie Appiah had her elementary education in Canada. She had her early education at Derrydown Public School, Toronto, Ontario before moving to Ghana for high school. While in Toronto, the young and adorable Jackie showed interest in acting and she became a regular fixture in end-of-year school plays. In 1995 12-year-old Jackie moved to Ghana to stay with her older sister but never gave up on her love for acting. She took part in several schools plays as she continued her education at Faith Montessori in Accra before moving to Achimota Preparatory School.
While in Achimota she was voted as the Girls’ Entertainment Prefect, which augmented her passion for the arts. During that period, she auditioned as an actor on the Hal Jackson Talent Teens Show for a chance to travel to perform at the famous Apollo Theatre. The 17-year-old was brokenhearted when she emerged as the first runner-up in the talent show but that didn’t discourage her from pursuing her dreams as an actor.
She reportedly proceeded to further her education at Harvard College in Accra, where she studied General Arts.
What are some of Jackie Appiah’s movies and Tv shows?
Jackie Appiah’s career spans television to film and being a spokeswoman and brand ambassador. She is known as the Queen and Maestro of the movie industry in Ghana and beyond.
In 2001, just after completing Achimota Preparatory, Jackie Appiah received her breakthrough when she was invited by Edward Seddoh Junior, the writer of a new television series, ‘Things We Do for Love’ as a cast member. She had a regular role as the adorable and innocent, Enyonam Blagogee and warmed her way into the hearts of viewers across Ghana. The series which was aimed at sexual reproductive health education also earned Jackie her first TV Commercial when she starred in the Ghana Social Marketing Foundation (GSMF) commercial on protection against HIV/AIDS.
In 2004 she received her first movie role, a lead role in ‘Divine Love’, directed by Jayke Aernan and starring Majid Michel and Van Vicker. In 2007, her acting went beyond the shores of Ghana when she received her first role in Nigeria in ‘Sleep Walker’ starring Genevieve Nnaji and Ramsey Noah.
Jackie Appiah has since appeared in a myriad of movies including Beyonce, The Return of Beyonce, Princess Tyra, Passion and Soul, 4play, 4play Reloaded, The King Is Mine, Perfect Picture, Death after Birth, Stigma, and Prince’s Bride, per IMDb.
In 2012 Jackie also reached another milestone in her career when she received a leading role in ‘Turning Point’ a Hollywood/Nollywood drama film written and directed by Niyi Towolawi, starring Jackie Appiah, K.D. Aubert, Todd Bridges, Ernie Hudson, Patience Ozokwor, and others.
How tall is Jackie Appiah?
Jackie Appiah has a nice physique. She is healthy and hasn’t been diagnosed with any health condition over decades. She has a dark brown eye color and black hair color although she is mostly in wigs.
Regarding her height, she stands at a height of 5′ 4″ (1.63 m). About weight, she weighs around 67 kg (147 lbs) and has 25 inches waist size, per Superstarsbio.
Who is Jackie Appiah’s husband?
Jackie Appiah has been married once and has a well-grown-up son. Jackie Appiah got married to Peter Agyemang in 2005 but later divorced after three years of marriage. Yen Ghana reports that Jackie and Peter’s marriage could not hold after some years and had to be dissolved for personal reasons.
Does Jackie Appiah have a son? Although the marriage between Jackie Appiah and Peter Agymenag might not have lasted as long as they might have anticipated it produced a lovely boy called Damien Peter Agyemang who was born in 2005. Damien happens to be her only child.
Damien is famous for being the son of a celebrity, Jackie Appiah. He is known for sharing his fashion sense (a gene he acquired from his mom), on his IG page which has over 40K followers with the handle @damien.ypa.
Recently, Jackie was linked with Liberian president George Weah with some claiming they were set to marry and others alleging she is pregnant for him. The rumors were trashed by the actress in 2022,
At the moment, the ‘Things We Do For Love‘ star is assumed to be single and not dating anyone. She is not married, doesn’t have a husband, and has no boyfriend.
How much is Jackie Appiah worth?
Jackie Appiah is an actress and one of the richest current Ghanaian celebrities with a fortune raking in millions of dollars. How much is she worth right now?
Canadian-born Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah has a current net worth of $5 million – this makes her the overall richest female actor today in Ghana. She made her fortune from various income streams – not only acting.
Jackie’s friend, Fred Nuamah has revealed that although the actress made a lot of money from acting and brand ambassadorial deals, her real income came from her real estate business. “Yes, she’s made money from movies and advertising, but most of her monies came from renting out her apartments. She’s into real estate”.
Jackie is a household name when it comes to brand endorsements in Ghana and for close two decades, she has been used to selling everything from food to beauty items. She is among the top 5 celebs with more Tv commercials. Her endorsement deals include Omolewa Cosmetics, Adonko Hand Sanitizer, UB Hair Relaxer, Ghandour Cosmetics, IPMC, Glo, Reggy True Vine, Susan Beaty Chanel, Orca Decor, Kleesoft, Gino Tomato mix, and many more.
Jackie Appiah’s house and cars
Star actress, Jackie Appiah owns some of the world’s exotic cars like a Maserati, G-Wagon, and Range Rover, just to mention a few. Aside from her automobiles, she is known for going on expensive vacations across the world and is always cladded in designer outfits.
Where does Jackie Appiah live now? Jackie Appiah currently lives in her own 5-star mansion in Trassaco, Ghana. The star actress Jackie reportedly bought the new house. Recently her mansion became the talk of the town when a video of it was shared on social media. Yen confirms Jackie’s land cost $400,000 (GHC3m) and that her house is worth over a million-dollar.
According to Nigeria-based gossip blogger Cutie Juls, Jackie moved into the Trasacco in the latter part of December 2021. Days after the news of Jackie’s mansion emerged, a video of the actress’ new home surfaced on social media.