Born October 2, 1982 in Ngor Okpala, Imo State, Stephanie Okereke Linus is an actress, model and a film director. She graduated from University of Calabar, in Cross River State with a degree in English and Literary Studies.
2002: Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Runner up (2nd place)
2003: What a Year Award for Best Actress
2003: Reel Award for Best Actress – English & Best Actress of the year
2004: Afro-Dublin Award, for Outstanding Actress
2004: Film Makers of Nigeria, Award For Excellence
2005: Africa Movie Academy Award, Best Actress in a Leading Role – nomination
2006: Afro Hollywood Award for Best Actress
2009: Africa Movie Academy Award, Best Actress in a Leading Role – nomination
2010: Africa Movie Academy Award, Best Actress in a Leading Role – nomination
National honour (Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR)
Stephanie Okereke graduated from New York Film Academy in 2007 and was once married to former Super Eagles football player Chikelue Iloenyosi from 2004 – 2007 but the marriage was declared null and void by Lagos high court because at the time they got married Chikelue was already legally married to another woman in the US. But in April 2012, Okereke married Linus Idahosa in Paris, France.
Stephanie Younger sister Chioma Okereke is also a gospel singer who’s singles is gaining lots of airplay.