Jackie Appiah is a popular Ghanaian actress, producer, fashion model, humanitarian and a television personality. She was born on 5th December 1983 in Toronto, Ontario in Canada to Ghanaian parents. She is currently 38 years old. She was born in Canada and spent her early childhood in Canada before relocating to Accra in Ghana with her single mother at the age of 10 years old.
She is one of the most prolific actress and one of the most successful actress in Ghana. She is very beautiful and has been on the Ghanaian movie industry for over a decade. She has also been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood for over a decade. She is very talented, beautiful, influential and industrious. She acts mostly in romantic movies.
Jackie Appiah is the last child in a family of five children. She is popularly known for playing romantic roles in movies. She is originally from Kumasi in Ghana but was born and bred in Canada. She has been described as one of the most beautiful actress in Ghana and also one of the leading actress in Ghana.
Jackie Appiah completed both her primary and her secondary school education in Accra, Ghana and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West Africa Senior School Certificate. While still in secondary school, she was actively involved in her school drama. After completing her primary and secondary school education, Jackie Appiah proceeded further to University of Ghana in Accra and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts.
After completing her university education, Jackie Appiah went into modeling and modeled for different brands in Accra, Ghana before deciding to try her skill in acting. In 2001, Jackie Appiah joined the Ghana movie industry popularly known as Ghallywood and made her first appearance on screen when she was invited by Edward Seddoh to play the role of Enyonam Blagogee. Her role in that movie prepared her and ushered her into the make-believe industry. After her first movie, Jackie Appiah later took part in many other blockbusters movies in Ghana which include Tentacles, Games People Play, Sun-city, The King Is Mine and many more.
Jackie Appiah is currently married with lovely kids. She got married in 2005 and currently has a son who is now grownup and looking very handsome. Jackie Appiah was believed to be a shy girl when she first started acting and when she newly joined the movie industry, but after much training and rehearsal, she has become one of the best performing actress in Ghana. The movie Mummy’s Daughter made her very famous in Ghana and also skyrocket her to prominence.
After making a name in the Ghana movie industry popularly known as Ghallywood, Jackie Appiah was highly welcomed into the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. She has acted in over 90 Nollywood movies with Nollywood celebrities like Tonto Dikeh, Mike Ezuruonye, Nonso Diobi, Desmond Elliot, Rita Dominic, Jim Iyke, and other top celebrities in Nigeria. Some of her Nollywood movies include Black Soul, Bitter Blessing and many more.
In 2008, Jackie Appiah rose to fame and became a global figure after starring in the Ghanaian blockbuster movie “The King is Mine” a movie she starred alongside with John Dumelo and Nadia Buari. The movie won her the award for Most Promising Actress in Ghana at the Ghana Movie Awards and Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. In the movie, Jackie Appiah and her sister Nadi Buari were struggling to entice the royal majesty, a king played by John Dumelo. The movie was shot in Ghana and was nominated for best movie of the year at the Ghana movie awards.
Jackie Appiah is very beautiful and currently one of the richest, most accomplished, most famous and influential actress in Ghana with an estimated net worth of over $5 million. In 2010, Jackie Appiah was nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2013, she won the Best International Actress award at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards held in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria. Also, in 2013, she won the Best Actress in a Leading Role and Glitz Magazine Favorite Actress of the year at the Ghana Movie Awards which was held in Accra the capital city of Ghana.
In 2011, Jackie Appiah won the Best Actress in a Leading Role (English) at the Ghana Movie Awards. In 2014 and 2015 respectively, she won Best Favorite Actress of the year at the Ghana Movie Awards. Her face can be seen on many billboards and TV commercials in Ghana including a sponsored advert commercial on protection against HIV and AIDS.
Jackie Appiah in the cause of her acting career has acted in over 150 Ghallywood and Nollywood movies. Some of the movies she has acted include Beyonce, President’s Daughter, Princess Tyra, Pretty, The King is Mine, Forbidden Fruit, Black Soul, Bitter Blessing and many more. In 2007, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2008, she won the Best Upcoming Actress of the Year at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Aside from acting, Jackie Appiah is also a model and a social media influencer. She is very popular on social media. She has more than 8 million followers on her official Instagram account and Facebook page. Jackie Appiah has been described as one of the founding figures in the Ghana movie industry. She has contributed immensely to the growth of Ghana movies. She has been described as one of the most sought after actress in Ghana. She is indeed an interesting character to watch out for in the Ghana movie industry popularly known as Ghallywood.
It was rumoured in 2020 that Jackie Appiah got pregnant for the Liberian president, George Weah. However, she dismissed the rumour by taking to her Instagram page sayiny it is all lies and a fabricated stories. Jackie Appaih married Peter Agyemang in 2005 with whom she had one son with named Damien. They divorced after three years of marriage.