Amma Asante

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Amma Asante

Film Producer

Amma Asante MBE (born 13 September 1969) is a British filmmaker, screenwriter, and former actress. Her Ghanaian mother was an entrepreneur who owned her own African cosmetics and grocery store.[1] Her father, also Ghanaian, was a trained accountant who later received qualifications to work in the United Kingdom. Her love for the film industry started when she received her first role in BBC’s Grange Hill.[1] Later, she was given the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC, for an anti-drugs campaign, where she met former First Lady Nancy Reagan.[1] Before the early 2000’s, Asante wrote and produced the (BBC 2) series Brothers and Sisters, starring David Oyelowo.[1] She was a childhood friend of model Naomi Campbell, whom she met when they were seven years old.[2]

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