Adjoa Andoh was born on 14 January, 1963. She is a British film, television, stage and radio actress. In October 2009 Andoh was licensed as a Reader (a lay preacher) in the Church of England. She made her Hollywood debut in Autumn 2009 starring as Nelson Mandela’s Chief of Staff Brenda Mazibuko alongside Morgan Freeman as Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.
She is known on the UK stage for lead roles at the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre and the Almeida Theatre, and as a familiar face on British television (notably in two series of Doctor Who as companion Martha’s mother Francine Jones, 90 episodes of the BBC’s long-running medical drama Casualty as Staff Nurse (later Sister) Colette Griffiths and a year in the BBC’s EastEnders.