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Amma Asante

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Date of Birth September 13, 1969
Age 52 years, 1 months, 27 days
Place of Birth London Borough of Lambeth
Country United Kingdom
Profession Actor
Horoscope Capricorn

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Amma Asante Biography

Amma Asante is a famous Actor, who was born on September 13, 1969 in United Kingdom. Amma Asante MBE (born 13 September 1969) is a British filmmaker, screenwriter, former actress, and Chancellor at Norwich University of the Arts, born in London to parents from Ghana. Her love for the film industry started when she received her first role in BBC’s Grange Hill. Later, she was given the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC, for an anti-drugs campaign, where she met former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Asante wrote and produced the 1998 BBC Two series Brothers and Sisters, starring David Oyelowo. She was a childhood friend of model Naomi Campbell, whom she met when they were seven years old. According to Astrologers, Amma Asante's zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Asante is a past elected member of BAFTA Council and a past BAFTA Film committee member. In 2014 she was made an Honorary Associate of the London Film School, where she earlier served as a Governor (2006–2007).

Asante used Tantrum Films to make her directorial debut with a feature film, A Way of Life (2004). It was developed and financed through the UK Film Council and produced by Peter Edwards, Patrick Cassavetti and Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award winner Charlie Hanson. Her first film, A Way of Life, focused on the life of a single mother, played by Stephanie James. It details the reality of a woman who recounts the suicidal death of her mother and the presence of foster care. It also introduces her brother Gavin, played by Nathan Jones, who was also taken into foster care. As a young 17-year-old, Leigh Anne (Stephanie James), finds it difficult to get by, especially due to the medical expenses that her daughter Eli Williams, incurred. It also touches on the theme of racism, with their neighbour Hassan Osman (played by Oliver Haden), who had been the victim of a beating, after being accused of reporting Leigh Anne to social services for child neglect. The film has been described as “one of the most warmly received UK titles in the London Film Festival in the autumn and a harrowing drama in social realist mode”. On 17 January 2005, the Times said: “She is one of the most exciting prospects in British cinema to emerge in the past 12 months.”

In January 2014, it was announced that Asante would direct a thriller, Unforgettable, for Warner Bros. but she eventually left the project, announcing in March 2015 that she would instead be directing A United Kingdom, a period piece based on the romance between Seretse Khama and his wife Ruth Williams Khama. The film A United Kingdom, which Asante directed in 2016, features David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. Oyelowo and Pike served as the main protagonists in the film, who were an interracial couple in the British Empire of London. They received a lot of backlash for their union and were later forced to move from their home country, Bechuanaland (Botswana). A United Kingdom is based on the Colour Bar book, written by Susan Williams, and details the story of Prince Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams. Brunson Green details the filming process by explaining “you could tell there were about 250 movie moments in this biography of this amazing couple, and so we kind of culled through all those moments and tried to figure out a storyline”. During the IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony, Oyelowo mentions adding A United Kingdom to his list of movies, for being an African based story directed by a female filmmaker. In June 2016, the BFI announced that A United Kingdom would open the 60th London Film Festival.

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The film stars Academy Award nominees Tom Wilkinson as Lord Mansfield, who as a justice, ruled on two important cases related to slavery; Emily Watson as his wife and Miranda Richardson, alongside rising stars Sarah Gadon, Tom Felton, and Sam Reid, with Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the eponymous Dido Elizabeth Belle. Belle was the third project to receive investment from Pinewood Studios as part of its Pinewood Films initiative, established to help fund and support British independent films. The film was shot on location in the Isle of Man, London and Oxford. It was distributed through Fox Searchlight Pictures. A special screening of the film took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 2 April 2014, as part of the UN commemorative events on slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Asante and star Gugu Mbatha-Raw attended the screening at the United Nations headquarters. The same week, Asante was honoured by BAFTA in both Los Angeles and New York as a “Brit to Watch”, where special screenings of Belle were held to celebrate her work. At the 2014 Miami International Film Festival, Asante was awarded The Signis Award as director of Belle.

Amma Asante Net Worth

Amma is one of the richest Actor & listed on most popular Actor. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Amma Asante net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

Amma Asante Net Worth & Salary
Net Worth $1.5 Million
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Amma Asante was born in Lambeth, London, to Ghanaian parents: her mother was an entrepreneur who owned her own African cosmetics and grocery store, and her accountant father received qualifications to work in the United Kingdom. Asante attended the Barbara Speake Stage School in Acton, where she trained in dance and drama. She appeared in the “Just Say No” anti-drugs campaign of the 1980s and was one of nine Grange Hill children to take it to the Reagan White House. She gained credits in other British television series, including Desmond’s (Channel 4) and Birds of a Feather (BBC 1), and was a Children’s Channel presenter for a year.

The film stars Academy Award nominees Tom Wilkinson as Lord Mansfield, who as a justice, ruled on two important cases related to slavery; Emily Watson as his wife and Miranda Richardson, alongside rising stars Sarah Gadon, Tom Felton, and Sam Reid, with Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the eponymous Dido Elizabeth Belle. Belle was the third project to receive investment from Pinewood Studios as part of its Pinewood Films initiative, established to help fund and support British independent films. The film was shot on location in the Isle of Man, London and Oxford. It was distributed through Fox Searchlight Pictures. A special screening of the film took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 2 April 2014, as part of the UN commemorative events on slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Asante and star Gugu Mbatha-Raw attended the screening at the United Nations headquarters. The same week, Asante was honoured by BAFTA in both Los Angeles and New York as a “Brit to Watch”, where special screenings of Belle were held to celebrate her work. At the 2014 Miami International Film Festival, Asante was awarded The Signis Award as director of Belle.

Asante was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to film.

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In November 2004, the London Film Festival awarded Asante the inaugural Alfred Dunhill UK Film Talent Award. In February 2005 Asante was named The Times newspaper’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year and was nominated for Best Newcomer at both the Evening Standard and London Film Critics award ceremonies. That same month at the BAFTA Film Awards, Asante received the Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Writer, director, or Producer in Their First Feature Film, which she has since cited as being a big break in her career. The 2005 Miami International Film Festival awarded A Way of Life as Best Dramatic Feature in World Cinema and the FIPRESCI prize (International Federation of Film Critics prize) for Best Feature Film. The Wales Chapter of BAFTA gave A Way of Life four of its top awards in April 2005, including Best Director and Best Film. Additionally, Asante was awarded for this film by the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain and the Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina.

In 2018, Asante became the first woman to receive the British Urban Film Festival honorary award from actress Dona Croll for outstanding contribution to film and television.

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Amma Asante’s career started when she first attended a performing arts school that allowed her to draft her first sitcom script. Later, she became a child actress and made her first appearances on television in Grange Hill and Desmond’s. In her late teens, Asante left acting and worked in screenwriting with a development deal from Chrysalis. She founded a production company, Tantrum Films, where she wrote and produced two series of the BBC Two drama Brothers and Sisters (1998).

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Amma Ranked on the list of most popular Actor. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United Kingdom. Amma Asante celebrates birthday on September 13 of every year.

Asante is a contributor to the 2019 anthology New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby.

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