Stephanie Okereke was born in Imo State, in Ngor Okpala city, Nigeria. She is the sixth child of eight children born to Mary Okereke, her mother and Chima Okereke, her father.
Wikipedia Profile & Background
|Real Name:||Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke|
|Other Name:||Stephanie Linus|
|Date of Birth:||2 October 1982|
|Age:||40 years old @ 2022|
|State of Origin:||Imo State, Nigeria|
|Place of Birth:||Ngor Okpala, Imo State|
|First Husband:||Linus Idahosa (m. 2012)|
|Second Husband:||Chikelue Iloanusi|
|Occupation:||Actress – Movie Director|
|Net Worth:||> $1 million|
|Education:||University of Calabar (English and Literary Studies) – New York Film Academy|
|Parents:||Chima Okereke (father) – Mary Okereke (mother)|
|Children:||Maxwell Enosata (2015)|
Stephanie Okereke Biography
Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke Linus, was born on October 2, 1982, to Chima and Mary Okereke in Ngor Okpala, Imo State, in the southeast of Nigeria. She is a well-known actress, model, director, producer, and model in Nigeria.
Parents – Father & Mother
Stephanie is the sixth of eight children in her family, and she grew up in Delta state. Her parents are; Chima Okereke (father) and Mary Okereke (mother). We do not have full background of parents, but we promise to update this post as soon as we get their background.
The nollywood actress went to elementary and high school in Delta State where she grew up. She went to the University of Calabar in Cross River State, where she got a degree in English and Literary Studies.
In 1997, she was still a teenager when she appeared in two Nollywood films, Compromise 2 and Waterloo. Okereke finished third in the 2002 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant.
Okereke won two awards at the 2003 Reel Awards, one for ‘Best Actress – English’ and one for ‘Best Actress of the Year 2003’, out of eight nominations. After graduating from the New York Film Academy in 2007, Okereke directed, scriptwrote, produced, and acted in the film Through the Glass.
In 2009, the film was nominated for an Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Screenplay. In 2014, she released another film, Dry, in which she served as director, scriptwriter, producer, and actress. The film won numerous awards.
In March 2021, the actress released two short films (which she produced) titled The Student and Bad Police as part of her campaign against gender-based violence against women.
On her way to the African Movie Academy Awards in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, in April 2005. Okereke was in a serious car accident that resulted in burns all over her body and a broken leg.
Chikelue Iloanusi, ex-Super Eagles player and actress Stephanie Okereke, has spoken out about his relationship with the newlywed star. Iloanusi revealed the events that led to their break-up in an interview with entertainment reporter Nonye Ben Nwankwo.
Okereke married Linus Idahosa in April 2012 in Paris, France, at a private wedding ceremony attended by members of her family and a slew of Nollywood actresses and actors. Maxwell Enosata Linus, their first child, was born in October 2015. Seven years after their first son, they welcomed their second son in May 2022.
Her net worth is expected to be more than, $1 million. She has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress, including the 2003 Reel Award for Best Actress, the 2006 Afro Hollywood Award for Best Actress, and three Africa Movie Academy Awards nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, 2009, and 2010.
She was also a runner-up in the 2002 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant. The Nigerian government bestowed the national honor of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR, on her in 2011. Thank you for reading her full biography and net worth.
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