Date of Birth: November 25, 1984
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Place of Birth: Tamale
Chinyere Yvonne Okoro, a talented Ghanaian-Nigerian actress, boasts a rich and diverse background as the first child of her Ghanaian mother and Nigerian father. Embracing her mixed lineage, Yvonne Okoro proudly identifies as an African, hailing from Koforidua in the Eastern Parts of Ghana.
Her early years showcased a passion for acting that emerged at a young age. Yvonne attended Achimota Preparatory School, Lincoln Community School, and Faith Montessori School before progressing to Mfantsiman Girls Secondary School. Continuing her education at the University of Ghana, Legon, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree, combining English and Linguistics. Her quest for knowledge took her to the Universite de Nantes in France, where she delved into Press Civilization, Drama, and Marketing.
Yvonne Okoro's journey in the film industry began with her screen debut in "Sticking to the Promise," a 2002 movie produced by Nigerian producer Theo Akatugba, right after completing her Senior High Education. She also made a cameo appearance in the popular series "Tentacles" by the same producer for Point Blank Media Concepts.
Notably, Yvonne Okoro received the Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Award in 2010 and earned nominations for the Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress in 2011 and 2012 for her roles in "Pool Party" and "Single Six." Her outstanding contributions were further acknowledged with four Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards, and she received a Distinguished Achievement Award at the Nigeria Excellence Awards in 2012.
In 2018, she expanded her repertoire by becoming the host of "Dinning with Cooks and Braggarts," a celebrity cooking show that provides a unique platform for well-known figures to showcase their culinary skills while discussing various topics.
Beyond her acting career, Yvonne Okoro has ventured into entrepreneurship, owning Desamour Company Limited and engaging in transport businesses. Her philanthropic endeavors include a generous donation of $10,000 to the Black Queens of Ghana in June 2019, in recognition of their bronze medal at the 2019 WAFU Zone B tournament. Additionally, at the beginning of 2020, she made contributions to the maternity ward of the Korle bu Teaching Hospital, showcasing her commitment to giving back to the community.
In 2019, Yvonne Okoro received the Glitz Africa Style Influencer of the Year at the Glitz Style Awards and was honored with the Best Radio and TV Personality of the Year award at the 2019 Women's Choice Awards, reflecting her multifaceted success and influence in various domains.