Ufuoma McDermott Biography
Ufuoma Stacey Ejenobor-McDermott (born April 23, 1981) is a multi-talented Nigerian actress, filmmaker, and former model who has won several awards.
Ufuoma McDermott has shown to be a versatile performer by doing everything from modeling to acting to producing and directing.
She has also received several awards and recognitions for her remarkable show of inventiveness.
|WIKI FACTS & ABOUT DATA|
|Full Name:||Ufuoma Stacey Ejenobor-McDermott|
|Stage Name:||Ufuoma McDermott|
|Born:||23 April 1981 (age 40 years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Benin, Edo, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Delta State|
|Children:||Kesiena Alize, Isio Jared|
|Spouse • Husband:||Steven McDermott (m. 2010)|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Actress • Filmmaker|
|Net Worth:||US$1 million – US$5 million|
Ufuoma Stacey Ejenobor-McDermott (born April 23, 1981) is a Nigerian actress who was born in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, to Urhobo parents from Delta State.
She did, however, move a lot, from Benin City to Jos, where she spent the majority of her childhood, and then to Lagos. She is a 40-year-old woman.
Ufuoma McDermott has lived in the United States for the most of her life and continues to do so. Her father gave her the nickname ISIO (which means “star” in Urhobo) when she was seven years old.
She was called after The Pot of Life, the main actress of the NTA Benin-produced TELEFEST show.
Ufuoma McDermott Education
Because of her migration, Ufuoma McDermott had to attend various schools for her elementary education.
For her nursery and primary schooling, she attended Alama Private School in Jos, Plateau State, Tunwase Nursery and Primary School in Ikeja, Lagos, and ultimately Molly International Nursery and Primary School in Ajao Estate.
She then completed her secondary school at Federal Government College in Odogbolu, Ogun State.
Ufuoma McDermott went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Lagos, where she participated in a Federal Government scholarship holiday program. She also holds Alliance Française and NIIT qualifications and degrees.
She also has a master’s degree in Public and International Affairs, which she earned at the University of Lagos. She studied acting at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles in 2011 and then filmmaking at Dov Simen’s Hollywood Film Institute.
In 2013, she obtained a certificate in Human resource management from the London Business School. In Summer 2015, she was part of the Relativity Education program from Nigeria, owned by Relativity Media in Beverly Hills.
Ufuoma McDermott began her career in showbiz as a photographic model in 2000, before moving on to the runway and beauty pageants. Modeling gave her the energy to participate in pageants, and she did so in a number of them.
She made her debut appearance in 2002, winning the Miss Ebony beauty contest and competing in her first national competition.
Ufuoma McDermott continued to place first in several beauty pageants, despite winning a few. She pondered acting at this moment and made her début in the 2004 film The President Must Not Die, directed by Zeb Ejiro. Then came her first leading part in Life and Death (2005).
She received a nomination for best actress at the 2010 Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo and one at The Terracotta Nigerian TV and Film Awards for her portrayal as “Lillian Wright” in the TV series My Mum.
She was also nominated for the Future Awards’ Actor of the Year 2011 award. She has appeared in a number of films since then, including “Okafor’s Law,” “Wives of Strike,” “What Just Happened,” and “Merry Men II.”
Ufuoma McDermott has also worked as a producer on films including Christmas is Coming (2013) and What Just Happened (2018).
Ufuoma McDermott married Steven McDermott on April 23, 2010. The couple has two children: a son called Isio Jared, who was born on October 10th, 2012, and a girl named Kesiena Alize, who was born on August 8th, 2015.
On May 23, 2014, she changed her name to Ufuoma McDermott before a Lagos high court.
Which nation is Steven McDermott from? He is a British citizen.
Ufuoma McDermott Filmography & Awards
Ufuoma McDermott is a skilled actress who has appeared in over 60 films and theater performances during her career.
Her most well-known roles were Life and Death (2004l), Christmas Is Coming (2017), Okafor’s Law (2016), Hear Word (2014/2015), Wives on Strike (2016), A Night in the Philippines (2007), and Desperate Billionaire (2005), which also starred Kanayo O. Kanayo, a famed Nigerian actor.
Ufuoma McDermott’s career in the entertainment business has also been marked by success, as she has received several accolades and nominations:
- 2003: Nigerian French Village – Fille Africaine (Won)
- 2007: African heart foundation at The African Fashion show – Best Model (Won)
- 2009: African Youth Society – Role Model Award (Won)
- 2010: Golden Nymph Award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival – Best Actress in a comedy (Nominated)
- *Terracotta Television and Film Awards – Best Actress in a drama series (Nominated)
- 2011: The Future Awards – Best Actress (Nominated)
- 2014: AMVCA Africa Magic Viewers choice awards – Best New media-Online video (Nominated)
- 2015: Delta Entertainment Awards – Most Outstanding Actress (Won)
- 2016: ELOY Awards – Actress (Big screen) (Nominated)
- 2017: City People Awards – Best Actress (Won)
- 2017: Best of Nollywood Awards – Best Actress in a Lead role –English (Nominated)
- *Best Kiss in a Movie (Nominated)
Ufuoma McDermott Net Worth
Ufuoma McDermott has a net worth of between US$1 million and US$5 million, making her one of Nigeria’s most successful actresses.
The majority of her fortune comes from her film profession, which includes both performing and producing.
Ufuoma McDermott, like other celebrities and prominent figures, has profiles on various social media networks.
@ufuomamcdermott is her Instagram username, and she has nearly 2 million followers. She may also be found on Twitter, where she goes by the handle @ufuomamcdermott.
Her official Facebook profile @Ufuoma McDermott has over 1 million followers, proving that she is not left out of the Facebook world.