HollyWood stars you didnt know are Ugandans

HollyWood stars you didnt know are Ugandans


 

 

1. Semi Anthony

 

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His roles have included guest starring on ABC’s Modern Family, Animal Planet’s I’m Alive, and his newest lead role as the character Stephan in the movie Head game. Semi has ventured into a different kind of role-that of a producer with 2nd Nature Films.

His horror flick titled The Butchers, has been especially successful in the U.K., selling over thirty thousand copies in the first opening months. Semi is now in pre-production for a zombie film titled Z13 Awakening.

 

2. Madina Nalwanga

 

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Madina Nalwanga is known for her work on Queen of Katwe (2016) where she played Fiona, a prodigy Chess player from the suburbs of Kampala who rose from poverty to international fame through the game of Chess. Kenya’s Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyongo’o is also credited for her role in the film.

 

3. Daniel Kaluuya

 

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Daniel Kaluuya is an actor and writer, known for Get Out (2017), Sicario (2015) and Johnny English Reborn (2011). He was born to Ugandan immigrant parents in London in 1989.

He played Posh Kenneth in the E4 teen-drama Skins, and Bing in the Black Mirror episode “Fifteen Million Merits”. He also appeared as Tealeaf in the BBC dark comedy series Psychovilleand Mac in the BBC Three horror drama The Fades. Kaluuya also appeared in the film Kick-Ass 2.

 
4. Florence Kasumba

 

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Florence Kasumba (born 26 October 1976) is a German actress of Ugandan origin. Other than acting in German and Dutch films, she is known for playing the part of Ayo in Captain America: Civil War, a role she will reprise in the upcoming Black Panther.

She also played Senator Acantha in Wonder Woman and the Wicked Witch of the East in the NBC television series Emerald City. She has been filming in English, German and Dutch since 2000.

26 October 1976) is a German actress of Ugandan origin. Other than acting in German and Dutch films, she is known for playing the part of Ayo in Captain America: Civil War, a role she will reprise in the upcoming Black Panther.

She also played Senator Acantha in Wonder Woman and the Wicked Witch of the East in the NBC television series Emerald City. She has been filming in English, German and Dutch since 2000.

 

 

5. Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

 

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Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine is a dual citizen of Uganda and America working in the mediums of photography, theatre, film and television. Feature film acting credits include Queen of Katwe and Boost from Oscar winning producers Kieran Crilly and Frederic Bohbot.

Previous feature films include “Blood Diamond” where he played opposite Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio and the indie feature “40,” which Ntare starred in and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Ntare’s film directing credits include “Kuhani,” which won the main prize for Best Achievement in Directing at the International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film at Slamdance 2014.

“Kuhani” also premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Palm Springs International ShortFest, the Institute of Contemporary Art London and the Film Society at Lincoln Center to name a few.

 
6. Nana Kagga

 

 

Nana Kagale Kagga is a Ugandan filmmaker,

Content creator, Scriptwriter, Petroleum Engineer, motivational speaker and actress.

She studied in both in Uganda and United Kingdom.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK. Nana moved to the US from Florida to New Mexico. In New Mexico, she worked as a Process Engineer.

She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting and presenting career and enjoyed some success.

Nana was cast in a number of films including Cowboys and Indians , A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy (Segment ‘Reprise’), He’s Just Not That Into You, Star Trek. She was also cast on US TV on CSI: NY – Boo, Life, Runway Stars. In US Theatre, Nana was cast as Mercy in the play, Butterflies of Uganda by Darren Dahms which was nominated for an NAACP award.

 
7. Arthur Simeon

 

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Arthur Simeon is a stand-up comedian based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was born in Kampala, Uganda on November 14, 1983.

He moved to Canada as a teenager where he first tried his hand at stand-up comedy. In June 2007, he headlined the Nubian Disciples of Pryor comedy showcase at Yuk Yuk’s in Toronto.

In 2009, he made his debut appearance at Just for Laughs as part of the Homegrown Comedy Competition. In February 2010, he was featured as the cover story of NOW in Toronto. He has appeared at the Halifax Comedy Festival for CBC Television, as well as the Winnipeg and Cottage Country Comedy festivals.

He is a fan favorite on the CBC Radio hit show The Debaters and in the summer of 2011, he was invited back to Just for Laughs to appear on the HBO Canada TV show Funny as Hell.

 

8. Patrick Ssenjovu

 

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Working with luminaries of screen and stage, Patrick has come a long way from his humble beginnings in the small village of Kayunga, Uganda in eastern Africa.

At age fourteen he became the youngest member of Impact International dance and theatre troupe, performing throughout Europe and the United States. In film, he was featured in Michael Hoffman’s Game 6 and Sydney Pollack’s epic The Interpreter.
9. Arnold Oceng

 

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British Ugandan Born Actor Arnold Oceng hailing from Brixton south London UK has been acting since the tender age of 6 and has never looked back.

Child actor turned TV, film and music performer Arnold Oceng has become one of the growing number of talented young black Entertainers breaking into the mainstream he really is one to watch.
10. Betty Okino

 

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Betty Okino was born in Uganda to a Romanian mother and a Ugandan father. She decided to become a gymnast after seeing Mary Lou Retton’s performance in the 1984 Olympics. In 1992 the American team won the Bronze Medal and Betty, along with Dominique Dawes, made history by becoming the first African American females to win Olympic gymnastics medals. After 12 years of gymnastics, Betty retired to pursue her other dream, acting.

Gymnastics gave Betty tenacity, perseverance and inner strength, launching her into the Hollywood Spotlight.

Today, the Olympic Bronze medalist is lighting up the small screen and again winning the hearts of new fans, in such hit shows as The District (2000), starring opposite Craig T. Nelson, along with starring roles on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch(1996), the WB’s Moesha (1996), Alive from Off Center (1984), MTV’s Undressed (1999), and a series regular on the Disney Channel’s original sports series, Z Games (1999), Cousin Skeeter (1998), The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), Good Morning America (1975) and American Gladiators (1989).

 


 

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