Chinyere Yvonne Okoro is a Ghanaian-Nigerian actress, model, television personality, and entrepreneur. She is a talented and remarkable woman who thrives on being in the limelight. Okoro is charming and as some will say “she is born to be on the screen”. Continue reading to know more about the dark-skinned beauty and why she is so remarkable.
Yvonne Okoro Biography
CHILDHOOD AND EDUCATION
The award-winning superstar was born on 25th November 1984, in Tamale, Ghana to a Nigerian father and a Ghanaian mother. She was raised in a large family, Okoro was the first child of her mother and the fifth of her father. She was raised in Koforidua in the Eastern Parts of Ghana. She has two sisters Elizabeth and Rosaline Okoro who are just as beautiful as their big sister. She also has three brothers Kenneth, Martin, and Raymond Okoro.
She went to Achimota Preparatory School and afterward she attended the Lincoln Community School and then to Faith Montessori School, respectively. She proceeded to Mfantsiman Girls Secondary School after which she furthered her education by going to the University of Ghana, Legon where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts, in English and Linguistics. Afterward, she went to the Universite de Nantes in France to study Press Civilization, Drama, and Marketing.
Yvonne Okoro Career
The Ghanaian-born actress has had a passion for acting since her childhood. However, it was not until 2002 that she made her on-screen debut Sticking to the Promise, the movie was produced by Nigerian producer, Theo Akatugba. She also got a cameo role in the hit series Tentacles by the same producer for Point Blank Media Concepts.
Currently, the actress hosts the show Dining with cooks and braggarts, a popular celebrity cooking show that features well-known celebrities to share with the audience how they cook their favorite meals.
She is also the owner and founder of a company, Desamour Company Limited, and another transport business.
She is also a brand ambassador for many top international and local brands.
Yvonne Okoro Movies/FILMOGRAPHY
Okoro has starred in numerous movies over the years and listed below are a few selected out of her work;
- Queen Lateefah
- Mother’s love
- Beyonce: The President’s Daughter
- The Return Of Beyonce
- The President’s Daughter
- Desperate To Survive
- The Game
- Agony Of Christ
- Royal Battle
- Queen Of Dreams
- ‘Le Hotelier’ in France
- Pool Party
- Sticking to the promise
- Single Six
- Why Marry
- Best Friends (Three can play)
- Blood is Thick
- Four Play
- Four Play reloaded
- Forbidden City
- I Broke my Heart
- Adams Apples film series
- Ghana Must Go
- Like Cotton Twines
As the talented, hardworking, and versatile actress that she is, she has earned herself numerous accolades in the industry, some of which are;
- In the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards, she won the Best Actress
- In 2012 she won the Distinguished Achievement Award at the Nigeria Excellence Awards.
- Okoro won the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards in the category of Face of Ghana movies
- In 2016 she won the City People Movie Awards in the category of Best Actress of the Year (Ghana)
Yvonne Okoro Net Worth
Okoro has acquired some wealth through her talent and hard work in the movie industry. It has been gathered from a reliable source that she is worth $500,000.
Interesting Facts about Yvonne Okoro
Okoro still lives with her family as a result of her family and the traditional belief that forbids an unmarried female child leaving alone.
She is a known philanthropist who donated to the Black Queens of Ghana before the 2019 WAFA tournament. In early 2020, she also donated goods to the maternity ward of the Korle bu Teaching Hospital.
Yvonne Okoro is single but has been rumored to be romantically involved with many superstars like the Togolese and Tottenham Hotspurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor, musician Criss waddle, footballers Stephen Appiah, Asamoah Gyan, however, it was all rumors and nothing was ever confirmed.