Deborah Ayorinde is an actress that was born in England with Nigerian (Yoruba) descent. She started at an early age of 7 to perform in school dramas in the Forest Gate area of London. When Deborah turned 8, she and her family moved to California. As she was growing up she participated in talent shows and contests, performing with dance teams, cheerleading teams and choirs.
Ayorinde graduated from Howard University’s John H. Johnson School of Communications with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production in May 2009 during which she won the coveted Paul Robeson Best Actress award for her performance in a short film she wrote and directed.