Top 10 Ghanaian Celebrities in Hollywood you really need to know .

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Abraham Atta

They say America is the land of dreams, and Hollywood, is the world of showbiz. Over the last decade or two, Hollywood has gotten a lot more inclusive. What used to be the home of the stereotypical American stars, has become a home to stars all over the world.


Hugh Quarshie is a Ghanaian born British actor. He’s known for his appearances in the films Highlander (1986), The Church (1989), Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), and the Doctor Who episodes “Daleks in Manhattan” and “Evolution of the Daleks” (2007). Quarshie has also played the role of Ric for 17 years and is the longest serving cast member in BBC’s Holby City

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8. Joey Ansah
Joey Ansah was born in London, as the second son of celebrated Ghanaian fashion designer Kofi Ansah and his Devon-born wife Nicola. His first important role as an actor was in the UK indie film Love Struck (2005). He’s also made Notable appearances on BBC’s Spooks (2005), Batman Begins (2005), The Bourne Ultimatum and Timewatch (2006). In 2008 he was nominated for an MTV Film Award in the “Best Fight” category


7. Peter Mensah
Ghanaian-British Actor, Peter Mensah, is a star from the hit tv series spartacus. You probably know him as ‘Doctore, the strict gladiator trainer in the Spartacus series. Peter Mensah was born in Chiraa, BA region in 1959 and has featured in several blockbuster movies such as ‘Tears of The Sun, 300, Hidalgo and Gods of the Arena. Peter was recently in Ghana in November 2018 to undertake the funeral rights of his late father, Mr Osei Mensah, who passed away, on Tuesday, November 7 evening in Kumasi.

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5. Akosua BusiaAkosua Gyamama Busia, popularly known as Akosua Busia. She is a Ghanaian British actress, film director and songwriter. Akosua is known for starring in movies such as The Color Purple (1985), Tears of the Sun (2003) and The Seventh Sign (1988).

4.Nana- Kofi Siriboe
Born to Ghanaian parents in the US, Kofi Siriboe claimed his spot in Hollywood when he played a supporting role in the 2008 comedy-drama, The Longshots. He also dabbled into modelling and signed with Wilhelmina Models in New York and Vision Los Angeles. He is the star of Oprah Winfrey Network drama series Queen Sugar, since 2016. He also starred in the 2017 hit comedy, Girls Trip. His brothers Kwesi Boakye and Kwame Boateng are also actors making waves in Hollywood.

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2. Abraham Attah
The 18-year old Ghanaian actor made his feature film debut in Beasts of No Nation, For his leading role of child soldier Agu. He is currently living in the USA for his career and education and is set to appear in the upcoming Spiderman movie.


1.Boris Kodjoe
Boris Kodjoe, Austrian-born actor of German and Ghanaian descent. Boris’s filmography includes Brown Sugar, Soul Food,Man on Earth,Love and Basketball, and Madea’s Family Reunion. He co-starred on BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood and the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off, Station 19. He is married to Nicole Ari Parker, also an actress and they have two beautiful kids together. Boris with support from marketing guru, Bozoma saint John,put Ghana in the international eye this year, when they organized the full circle festival to mark 400 years of slavery where over 40 black hollywood stars took a trip to Ghana

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