Amaka Umeh was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria.
SOULPEPPER 2021: Around the World in 80 Plays (Death and the King's Horseman).
FOR SOULPEPPER: Debut.
OTHER THEATRE: Hamlet (Stratford); The Wolves (Howland/Crow's); A Christmas Carol (Grand Theatre).
OTHER: They narrated the audiobook of 2021 Canada Reads finalist "Butter Honey Pig Bread" by Francesca Ekwuyasi. She completed the Stratford Festival Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre in 2021. Umeh was the recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role in 2018.