Ato Essandoh is a UK born Ghanaian multi talented being as he is an American Television and film actor, playwright, and author. He was born on 29 July, 1972 in Schenectady, New York. Essandoh attended New Rochelle High School in 1990. He received a B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. During his study at school he joined the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Cornell University.
He also studied acting at the Acting Studio in New York City. Among his work is “Black Thang” which is published in the anthology Plays and Playwrights in the year 2003.
Ato is also the co-founder of The Defiant Ones writing and performance group.