5 Hollywood stars who are Ghanaian

5 Hollywood stars who are Ghanaian

The Hollywood dream has become more realistic for Africans ever since actors from Africa started featuring in Hollywood blockbuster movies.

Ghana has been well represented in Hollywood as well with some actors of Ghanaian descent snatching major Hollywood roles. The latest has been Ghana’s own Abraham Atta who is currently on set of the new Spiderman movie scheduled for July 2017.

YEN.com.gh introduces you to some Hollywood actors who are actually of Ghanaian descent and have made it in Hollywood.

Kwame Boateng

5 Hollywood stars who are Ghanaian

Kwame started acting and modeling at age 9. From then, Kwame has done several national commercials and movies including "Not Easily Broken and "The Untitled Onion Movie".

Kofi Siriboe

5 Hollywood stars who are Ghanaian

Siriboe was born in Los Angeles, California and is the middle child and has two brothers, actors Kwame Boateng and Kwesi Boakye. In film, Siriboe debuted playing supporting role in the 2008 comedy-drama, The Longshots. He later has appeared in films Prom (2011), Whiplash (2014), and Straight Outta Compton (2015). On television, he guest-starred on Lincoln Heights and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. From 2014 to 2015, he had a recurring role in the MTV comedy-drama series, Awkward.

Kwesi Boakye

5 Hollywood stars who are Ghanaian

Kwesi is an American teen actor, voice actor and singer of Ghanaian origin, who is most notable for his role as Manny in the Tyler Perry film I Can Do Bad All By Myself. “Boston Legal”, “South Park”, “Daybreak” with Taye Diggs and the Daytime Soap Opera “Days of Our Lives”. He can also be seen as a series regular on the new Cartoon Network animated series “Gumball” voicing the character role of Darwin. most notable voice-over role was in the Oscar winning flick, “Happy Feet.”

Phanuel Nana Gbewonyo

5 Hollywood stars who are Ghanaian

Phanuel Nana Gbewonyo, born in 1980 in Accra is a Ghanaian who left the shores of the country at the age of three, nationalized as an American and ended up starring in the hit movie “Gran Torino” and “Coach Carter”.

Sam Sarpong

5 Hollywood stars who are Ghanaian

Sam is a UK born Ghanaian actor, producer, rapper and a model. Some of his film works include the Warner Brother comedy with Nick Cannon and Christina Milian “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”, the Gary Marshall comedy “Keeping Up with the Steins”, and the Spike Lee drama “Sucker Free City” with Anthony Mackie and Omari Hardwick. Sam has also guest starred on such shows as “ER”, “The District”, “Boston Public”, “Navy NCIS”, and “Home Improvement”. Unfortunately, Sam took his own life in 2015 at the age of 40.

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