Nigerian-British actress, Antonia Okonma who is best known for her role as Darlene Cake in the TV series Bad Girls (2004-2006). She was born on 24th July 1984 in London, England. She graduated from London South Bank University with a degree in Accounting and Finance. She trained with the Royal Court’s Young People’s Theatre for two years.
On stage, Antonia has acted at the Royal Court and the Riverside Studios. She starred in Torn at the Arcola Theatre alongside Brooke Kinsella and Jocelyn Jee Esien. She is currently playing the title role in the production of Iya Ile (The First Wife) at Soho Theatre.
She has also featured on other movies which includes roles in the British feature films Screaming Blue Murder and Rabbit Fever and an appearance in the short RUF 992m. She once worked as an extra on an episode of Hollyoaks.
She has also taken part in the reality TV programmes Strictly African Dancing. She also performed as Tina Turner on celebrity Stars in Their Eyes. In late 2007 she was a contestant on the second series of Cirque de Celebrité on Sky One.
In 2004, Okonma won a Gathering of Africa’s Best (GAB) award for Best Newcomer and a Screen Nation award for Best Emerging Talent for her work in Bad Girls.
She got married to Richard Shittu in 2012 and the couple have 3 children.