Sometimes the world of Hollywood and other big-money making movie industries can seem so far away that its practically in another realm. So much so that the idea that these Hollywood stars share the same nationality - sometimes the same place of birth - with us seems outright preposterous.
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Perhaps the most obvious of all, it'd be hard to be an "informed" Ghanaian and not know that you shared a common national lineage with Boris Kudjoe. Born in Vienna , Austria in 1973 to an Austrian mother and a Ghanaian father, Boris has gone on to star in blockbusters like Brown Sugar, and network productions like "The Last Man on Earth" and "Soul Food".
Born in Chiraa, Brong Ahafo Region in Ghana, Peter Mensah is another actor who's name gives him away as an obvious person of Ghanaian descent. He's most notable roles had been in Tears of the Sun, 300, and on the hit series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
A little less notable than the others, Joey Ansah's lineage has a little more shine than others as he's the second son of Kofi Ansah, a celebrated Ghanaian fashion designer. His mother is British.
Jaye Davidson's lineage will probably be a surprise to many since his name doesn't give too much away. Born of a Ghanaian father and a British mother in Riverside, California, Jaye Robinson shot to stardom when he starred in The Crying Game, a production that had some controversy around it.
Born in Accra in 1980, Nana Gbenwoyo left Ghana at the tender age of three for the United States. Now a full US Citizen, he's starred in hit movies like Clint Eastwood's Grand Torino, and the hit movie Coach Carter.
Born of a Ghanaian father and a Iranian mother, Freema Agyeman is commonly mistaken for someone of European descent, rather than African. Her most notable appearances were in the BBC Doctor Who, and it's Torchwood.
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