Amaka Umeh was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and Calgary, AB. SOULPEPPER 2022: 'da Kink in My Hair. FOR SOULPEPPER: 1851: 170 Years Later (2021); Around the World in 80 Plays (2021). OTHER THEATRE: Death and the King's Horseman, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Stratford); The Wolves (Howland Company/Crow's); James and the Giant Peach (Young People's Theatre). OTHER: Umeh has received two Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a BBPA Harry Jerome Award, and a Toronto Theatre Critics' Association Award.