Beautiful Ghanaian actress, Yonah Odoom who was born and brought up in North London. She is a graduate of the University of Luton in 2004 with a BA Degree in Media Performance.
Yonah began to pursue a career in marketing and after which auditioned for the play “Blood Wedding” and landed the part of Moon. She also attended Identity Drama School where she studide with the likes of Che Walker. This then prompted her to aspire for more greatness and led her to attend further classes at the Central School of Speech and Drama before joining the Actors Centre London.
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Yonah has since then featured in several films and TV series. She played the role of Nana in the indie short film “Faux Depart” which won Best One Shot Movie Of 2012. She was also one of the four lead characters in the BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Award nominated TV drama “Breach”, where she played the role of ‘Bijou’, before landing the role of the feisty Mrs Piper in Coronation Street (ITV 2013). She has played several challenging roles; from an abused wife in “Breach” to a Nigerian Trafficking victim in “It Felt Empty When The Heart Went At First…” (The Cockpit Theatre, 2011), and the role she felt most rewarding – Rosa Parks in “We Stand on Giants Shoulders” (New Bold Theatre, 2010).
She recently starred in a Web Series which she has co-written called YOMO: You Only Marry Once, a comedy. She is the sister of comedian, radio DJ, actor and television presenter Melvin Odoom.