Chinyere Yvonne Okoro is a Ghanaian actress of Nigerian and Ghanaian origin. She has received Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Award in 2010 and was nominated for African Movie Academy Awards Best Actress twice in a row in 2011 and 2012 for her movies Pool Party and Single Six She has also received four Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award and in 2012 was honoured with a Distinguished Achievement Award at the Nigeria Excellence Awards. She is among the top best actresses in Ghana and known for her remarkable performances.
Born to a Nigerian dad and Ghanaian mother, Yvonne Okoro is of mixed lineage and calls herself an African. Yvonne Okoro is from Amankalu Alayi in Abia State, Nigeria. Abia State is also home to other popular Nollywood artists like Chinedu Ikedieze, Uche Jombo, Victoria Inyama, Basket Mouth, Ejike Asiegbu, Okechukwu Ukeje and a host of others. She comes from a very large family, as the first child of her mother and the fifth of all siblings. She started showing traits of an actress as a child. She attended Achimota Preparatory School after which she went to the Lincoln Community School and then to Faith Montessori School. She continued at Mfanstiman Girls’ Senior High School after which she enrolled at University of Ghana, Legon where she did Bachelor of Arts, combining English and Linguistics. Subsequently she was at the University DeNantes in France to study Press Civilization, Drama and Marketing.
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