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Amaka Umeh was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and Calgary, AB.

SOULPEPPER 2024: Three Sisters

FOR SOULPEPPER: Sizwe Banzi is Dead (2023); Dialect Coach for 'da Kink in my Hair (2022); 1851: Spirit and Voice, Her Words Festival, Around The World in 80 Plays (2021)

OTHER THEATRE: Fall On Your Knees (Eastern Canadian tour); Love's Labour's Lost, Death and the King's Horseman, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Stratford Festival); The Wolves (Howland Company/Crow's Theatre).

FILM: The Stranger's Case (CBC Gem).

OTHER: Umeh has received two Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a Peter Donaldson Award, and a BBPA Harry Jerome President's Award.