Life story of Angela Okorie, career achievements, rise to stardom

In this post, Platinum Times Nigeria chronicles the biography and career achievements of renowned Nollywood actress, Angela Okorie.

Angela Okorie is a renowned Nigerian actress, model, and singer known for her work in the Nollywood film industry.

She has appeared in over 100 Nollywood films which has earned her a City People Entertainment Award as Best Supporting Actress.

Profile summary

Name: Angela Ijeoma Okorie

Date of birth: 29th October, 1975

State of origin: Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Place of birth: Cotonou, Benin Republic

Education: Lagos State University

Religion: Christianity

Marital status: Married

Career: Actress, Model


Angela Okorie is a Nigerian actress, born on August 17, 1975 in Cotonou, Benin Republic but originally hails from Ishiagu village in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

She is the third of five children born to her parents, and she grew up in a middle-class family in Cotonou.


Angela had her elementary and secondary education at Cotonou before returning to Nigeria where she bagged a bachelor’s degree in Public administration from the Lagos State University and another degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos.


Angela’s interest in acting began at a young age when she was actively involved in her school’s drama club.

After working as a model for a soap company for several years, Angela Okorie began her acting career in 2009 and made her debut in the movie, “Sincerity”.

However, she made her big break in the movie industry when she featured in “Holy Serpent”.

Her performance earned her recognition and led to more roles in films like “Heart of a Widow” and “My Champion.”

With her captivating performances and strong screen presence, Angela Okorie has gained a loyal fan base and garnered critical acclaim for her roles in various films.

She is known for her ability to portray a wide range of characters with depth and emotion, making her a sought-after actress in the industry.

In addition to her acting career, Angela is also a musician and has released several singles, she is a successful model who further showcases her talents in the entertainment industry.


Throughout her career, Angela has successfully appeared in over 100 Nollywood films, some of which are;

  • Sincerity
  • Greatest Weapon
  • My Champion
  • House is Shaking
  • Heart of a Widow
  • Holy Serpent
  • Royal Vampire
  • Palace of Vampire
  • Secret code amongst others.

Personal life

Angela Okorie is known for her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering outstanding performances.

The Nollywood actress has been married twice, she was first married to Chukwuma Orizu in 2006 and their son Chamberlain Orizu was born in 2007.

Unfortunately, their marriage encountered challenges, leading to a divorce in 2016.

Angela Okorie remarried on July 25th, 2020, and became engaged to her long-term partner, Nwele Michael Chukwudi, also known as Chuchu.

Notwithstanding her achievements,  Angela Okorie has made it clear that she will not engage in nude acting, no matter how much money is involved.

She reaffirmed her position by pointing out that even Genevieve Nnaji, one of her role models in the Nigerian film industry, avoided using nudity as a means of success.

Angela firmly believes that conservative on-screen attire can produce an engaging performance without compromising one’s values or dignity, and she credits this belief to her cultural upbringing.


Best Actress in a Leading Role at the City People awards in 2017.

Most Prominent Actress at the City People awards in 2016.

Best Supporting Actress at the City People Entertainment awards in 2015.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy awards in 2013.

Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2012.

Best Upcoming Actress at the Africa Movie Academy awards in 2011.

Net worth

With her passion for acting and undeniable talent, she has established herself as one of the leading actresses and successful actresses in Nollywood, securing a net wealth of about $1 Million.

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