Abraham Attah is a Ghanian actor. The Beasts of No Nation lead actor is one of the best young thespians from Africa, thanks to his impressive body of work. Atah is based in the United States of America and has starred in four major films so far.
Even with his success in the past six years, questions such as “Who is Agu in Beast of No Nation" are still popular. The main reason why such questions are popular is the break he took, unprecedented in cinema. Fortunately, the talented actor is back to making films and TV shows.
Abraham Attah profile summary
- Name: Abraham Nii Attah
- Date of birth: July 2, 2001
- Place of birth: Ghana
- Nationality: Ghanaian
- Profession: Actor
- Relationship status: Single
Attah’s background, residency, and age
Abraham Nii Attah was born in Ghana on July 2, 2001. His parents, Mr and Mrs Attah are from Greater Accra Region. However, unlike Attah, they do not have a background in acting.
Where does Abraham Attah live now? In multiple interviews the actor has done with different outlets, he has confessed that he lives in the USA. He relocated to the USA because of his budding acting career. So, unlike before, Attah has more chances of auditioning for more films.
How old is Abraham Attah? The Ghanaian actor will be turning 20 on July 2, 2021. His age makes him one of Africa's most successful young actors.
Who is Abraham Attah girlfriend?
Abraham Attah is single as of 2021. The talented actor became famous when he was only 14, too young to be in a relationship. Even after turning 18, the universal age for maturity, the actor is still single. However, his relationship status has not stopped rumour mills from publishing speculative stories about his relationship status.
Since he was 15, the talented actor has been involved in different projects. Some of his career highlights include:
Abraham Attah actor
Since 2015, Attah is one of the most celebrated African actors globally. The main Abraham Attah movies in the past six years are:
1. Beasts of No Nation (2015)
With no background in acting, Abraham Attah was cast to be the lead actor in Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation. Under the talented Cary Joji Fukunaga, the teenage actor gave one of the war/drama movie scenes’ best performances.
Playing Agu in the film was instrumental in two ways. First, his authentic Ghanian accent made the show unique, mainly because it has an African theme. Second, Attah’s lack of prior experience in acting made him a gem to the film, which had A-list actors such as Idris Elba.
Beast of No Nation also received one of the best ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. The 92% approval rating was the second-highest in 2015 after Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ 93%. IMDb also gave the show a 7.7/10 rating.
Besides the impressive ratings on different platforms, the film gave Abraham Attah Oscars first appearance. Although he was not nominated, he was one of the highlights on the red carpet.
2. Out of the Village (2015)
After massive success with his movie debut, Attah needed a new challenge. Playing Mebro in the new short film was a perfect project for the new actor. Even though the movie did not get a lot of buzz in the USA, it enjoyed a huge viewership in Ghana and West Africa.
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Attah played Abe Brown in the 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming film. Although he was not the lead actor in the American superhero film, it was a perfect comeback for him after taking a two-year break from acting. He also worked with some of the best producers, such as Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal.
4. Tazmanian Devil (2020)
The actor played Dayo Ayodele in the 2020 Tazmanian Devil. The film was unique to Attah in two ways. First, it was his significant role since 2015. Second, the American drama film was a good 'comeback' after three years.
As brands ambassador
Thanks to his big brand, Abraham Attah does influencing gigs. In the past two years, he has worked with EducationUSA to promote learning opportunities in the USA for young Ghanaians. Even though most of the videos, for example, the 2019 promotional video, are often short, Attah is a perfect brand ambassador for such a project.
Besides working with international brands such as EducationUSA, the young actor is also an SHS Ghana ambassador. When President Nana Akufo-Addo launched the Free Secondary High School education policy in 2017, the actor was announced as the ambassador, thanks to his international and local influence.
Awards and nominations
Since 2015, Attah has received more than ten nominations in Ghana and the USA. Some of the most iconic recognitions include:
- Best Young Actor, (72nd) Venice International Film Festival (for Marcello Mastroianni Award) - Won.
- Rising Star Award in the 2015’s Black Film Critics Circle - Won.
- Best Actor (in a Leading Role and Discovery of the Year) in 2015 Ghana Movie Awards - Won.
- Best Male Lead in the 2016’s Independent Spirit Awards - Won.
Abraham Attah net worth 2021
According to Idol Networth, the talented actor has a net worth of $1.2 million as of 2021. However, the actor has successfully kept his revenue details private. Also, his social media accounts, such as Instagram, have fewer pictures, making it hard to calculate his assets and the value of his homes.
Fortunately, some of his income streams are known. For the past six years, Attah has acted in high-budget films, translating to more income. The Ghanian actor is also an ambassador of different organizations such as EducationsUSA. Moreover, his income revenues are more likely to increase, thanks to his unreleased movies and TV shows.
Abraham Attah is a phenomenal actor. Besides being a cast member of the first-ever Netflix Original movie, Attah has acted in other great movies and TV shows. Even with his success in the competitive film industry, the young actor has remained unchanged, especially regarding privacy and professionalism.
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