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Yvonne Chinyere Okoro is a beautiful, award-winning and talented Ghanaian actress, model and television personality who is of a mixed lineage.

Yvonne Okoro

Early Life

Yvonne Okoro is born to a Ghanaian mum and Nigerian dad but likes to call herself an African. Born on 6th November 1984, Yvonne comes from a very large family as the first child of her mother and the fifth of all siblings.

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Education

She had her primary education at the Achimota Preparatory School after which she went to the Lincoln Community School and then to Faith Montessori School.

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She also went to Mfantsiman Girls Secondary School after which she enrolled at the University of Ghana, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Linguistics.

Yvonne also went to the Universite de Nantes in France to study Press Civilization, Drama and Marketing.

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Family

Yvonne has five siblings namely Martin Okoro, Roseline Okoro, Elizabeth Okoro, Kenneth Okoro and Raymond Okoro. Even as a celebrity, Yvonne still lives with her family as her parents are strictly against their daughters living in separate houses while they are still unmarried.

Her sister Roseline once took part in the Miss Ghana competition but didn’t make it to the finals. Yvonne and her siblings have an amazing relationship and they are mostly seen together at occasions.

Yvonne Okoro and sisters
Career
Yvonne Okoro made her screen debut in 2002 in a movie titled Sticking to the Promise which was produced by Theo Akatugba, a Nigerian Producer just after her secondary education.

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Her major role in the movie “Beyonce” led to her major breakthrough which has made us a known face in the Ghanaian and Nigerian movie industry.

She has acted in over 150 movies which include, Mother’s Love, The Return of Beyonce, Pool Party, Single Six, Why Marry, I Broke My Heart, Crime, Forbidden City and many others.

Today she is one of the highest paid actresses both in Ghana and Nigeria.

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Awards

Yvonne Okoro was nominated for Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress twice in a row in 2011 and 2012 for her movies Pool Party and Single Six.

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She also received the Best Actress Award in the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards and also received four Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award.

Source ghpage.com

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