Theresa Edem: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

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Theresa Edem: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Theresa Edem

Theresa Edem Isemin (born Theresa Edem), is an award-winning Nigerian actress, best known for her roles in Ayamma: Music in the Forest, Hotel Majestic and Tinsel. She came to prominence in 2013 after her performance in After The Proposal. She is a graduate of The Royal Arts Academy

Early life and education

Theresa was born in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State into a family of four children, of which she is the fourth and only girl. She attended primary school and secondary school in Akwa Ibom before heading off to university at The Federal University of Technology Owerri. She graduated Bs.Tech. in Animal Science and Technology.

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In December 2015, Theresa married her friend for many years, Ubong Isemin. The ceremony was held in Uyo.

Career

Theresa started acting professionally in 2012, after completing the ‘Acting Course’ at The Royal Arts Academy. Her first major role was in After The Proposal , starring alongside Uche Jombo, Anthony Monjaro, Patience Ozokwor, Desmond Elliott and Belinda Effah. Following that, she has starred in several films, TV series and stage plays, including The Antique, Tinsel and Twenty-Five. She has also featured in number of Africa Magic Original Films.

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Her cinema debut was in the 2016 epic, Ayamma.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Loving Daniella Daniella Feature Film, still in production.
2017 Stormy Hearts Kachi Feature Film produced by Judith Audu. Released June, 2017.
2016 Ayamma: Music in the Forest Princess Ama Feature Film – produced by Emem Isong and The Royal Arts Academy. Released December, 2016
2016 Betrayal Nneka Feature Film produced by Darasen Richards Released on Ibakatv, December 2016.
2016 A Girl’s Note Muna Feature Film produced by Chidinma Uzodike. Released on Ibakatv, September 2016
2015 Trapped  Furo Feature Film. Released on IrokoTV, 2015
2015 Baker’s Daughter Motunde Africa Magic Original Film. Released 2015.
2015 While We Worked Things Out Kemi Africa Magic Original Film. Released 2015.
2015 Behind The Scenes Ekaette Africa Magic Original Film. Released 2015.
2014 The Antique Princess a Darasen Richards Film. Released 2014.
2013 After The Proposal Betty Feature Film – produced by Emem Isong and The Royal Arts Academy. Released 2013.

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Forbidden Enitan TV Series, aired on Africa Magic.
2015 Hotel Majestic Isioma TV Series, aired on Africa Magic.
2014 Tinsel Angela TV Series, aired on Africa Magic.
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Web

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Room 420 Tolani Produced by Black Studios Pictures
2017 Sandra’s Cross Sandra Produced by YouthHub Africa, UNFPA Nigeria, Young Men Network Against Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Stage

Year Title Role Company
2013 Twenty-five Royal Arts Academy

Radio

Year Title Role Notes
2013 MTV Shuga Radio Patricia Produced by Shuga

Awards and nominations

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Year Award Category Film Result
2018 Las Vegas Black Film Festival Best Actress in a Feature Film  “Loving Daniella” Won
2017 Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEAA) Best Supporting Actress  The Antique Nominated
2017 African Movie Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress  The Antique Nominated
2016 African Film Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress  “Betrayal” Nominated
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