Amaka Okafor is an actress from England best known for her performances in plays and for her roles in the movie “Greatest Days” (released in 2023), the BBC One show “The Responder” (which came out in 2022), and the Netflix series “Bodies” (also released in 2023).
In this post, we will be discussing Amaka Okafor’s biography and other important details about her. But before we proceed let’s quickly have a look at her profile summary below.
|Full Name||Sally Amaka Okafor|
|Age||42 years old|
|Birth Date||November 3, 1981|
|Birth Place||Birmingham, England|
|Profession||Actress & Composer|
|Relationship Status||Not Known|
|Net Worth||Under review|
Early Life & Background
Sally Amaka Okafor was born in Birmingham. Her dad is a reggae singer from Nigeria, and her mom is a journalist from India. When she was a kid, she lived in different parts of the UK.
Okafor did not attend a drama school, however, she studied theater devising at Liverpool John Moores University.
After finishing her studies, she began her career by performing in theater shows in communities, like schools, prisons, and churches. She was also a part of the Unicorn Theatre group in London for two years.
Amaka Okafor has had a busy career in the entertainment industry. She started acting in the theater under the name Sally Amaka Okafor.
In 2019, she made her debut in London’s West End theater as Sofia in a play called “The Son,” which started at Kilburn’s Kiln Theatre and then moved to the Duke of York’s Theatre in October 2019.
She also acted in “Peter Pan” at the National Theatre in 2016 and “Macbeth” in 2018.
Additionally, she has been in several plays at the Royal Court Theatre, including “Hope Has A Happy Meal” in 2023, “Grimly Handsome” in 2017, and others like “It’s All Made Up,” “The Space Between,” and “I See You.”
She played Miranda in “The Tempest” at the Unicorn Theatre, Guildenstern in “Hamlet” at the Almeida Theatre, and Amal in “Glasgow Girls” at the National Theatre of Scotland. She was also in a version of “Hamlet” at the Barbican Centre.
Sally has made appearances in TV shows like “The Responder,” where she played DI Deborah Barnes, and “The Split” in 2020. In 2023, you’ll see her in Netflix’s “Bodies” as DS Hasan.
Apart from acting, Okafor has also appeared in radio dramas and audiobooks. In one of them, she played a character named Kaz in a show called “The Archers.”
She also took on the role of Zoe in an adaptation of a play called “The Octoroon” by Dion Boucicault. Additionally, she joined Neil Gaiman’s podcast series, “The Sandman,” and acted as Emily McCoy in a radio play created by Tom Stoppard.
In recognition of Okafor’s acting skills, she received the award for “2023 Screen International Star of Tomorrow.”
Aside from acting, this talented British actress also sings and enjoys writing music as a hobby. Also, she is also a proud mother with a daughter.
Amaka Okafor’s Filmography
|Bodies||TV Mini Series||DS Shahara Hasan||2023|
|Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden||Video Game (In Production)||Antea Duarte||2024|
|Sweet Sue (2023)||Sweet Sue||–||2023|
|Greatest Days (2023)||–||Zoe||2023|
|The Ceremony (2022)||Short||Esther||2022|
|Horizon Forbidden West (2022)||Video Game||Ritakka (voice)||2022|
|Upon the Edge (2022)||–||Zara||2022|
|The Responder (2022)||TV Series||D.I. Deborah Barnes||2022|
|Jurassic World Evolution 2 (2021)||Video Game||Lily Halford (voice)||2021|
|The Sandman (2020)||Podcast Series||Nada (voice)||2020|
|Grace (2021)||TV Series||DC Emma Jane Boutwood||2021|
|Des (2020)||TV Mini Series||Emily||2020|
|The Split (2018)||TV Series||Chloe||2020|
|Vera (2011)||TV Series||Laura Whitelock||2020|
|National Theatre Live: I’m Not Running (2019)||–||Meredith Ikeji||2019|
|National Theatre Live: Macbeth (2018)||–||Lady Macduff||2018|
|National Theatre Live: Peter Pan (2017)||–||Jane||2017|
|The Trials of Saint Patrick (2017)||Podcast Series||Scoth Noe||2017|
|Doctors (2000)||TV Series||Brianna Quinn / Petra Keane||2009–2017|
|The Archers (2007)||Podcast Series||Kaz||2016|
|Kicking Off (2015)||–||Caroline||2015|
|The Raft of the Medusa (2015)||TV Movie||Bella||2015|
|Grandpa in My Pocket (2009)||TV Series||Jasmine||2014|
|The Bill (1984)||TV Series||Ola Seeiso (as Sally Amaka Okafor)||2008|
|Show Me Heaven||Video||Joan||2007|
|Not by Power||Video||Ekeoma||2004|