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Akosua Amo-Adem

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Akosua Amo-Adem is a Ghanaian-Canadian actress, writer, and play director.

Early life and education[edit]

At age five, she emigrated from Ghana to Canada,[1] and grew up in the Willowdale and Rexdale neighborhoods of Toronto.[1]

In 2009, she graduated from York University's BFA Theatre program.[2] Before becoming an actress, she had considered a career in social work.[1]



Amo-Adem’s stage credits include Obsidian Theatre’s School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play, and Venus’ Daughter; Soulpepper Theatre’s A Streetcar Named Desire, For Colored Girls…, Father Comes Home From The Wars…, The Crucible; Company Theatre’s Domesticated; Canadian Stage Company’s Tartuffe, and Theatre Passe Muraille’s The Middle Place.[1][2][3][4]

In 2018, a reviewer for the The Globe and Mail called Amo-Adem "a black actor who carries all the characters she incarnates with great power."[5]

In 2021, she directed Keith Barker's audio drama Every Minute of Every Day.[6]


Amo-Adem appeared in several episodes of the sitcom Kim's Convenience as Stacie, a co-worker of Simi Liu's Jung.[3][7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sumi, Glenn (January 13, 2016). "Winter Stage Preview: Akosua Amo-Adem". NOW Magazine. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 admin (March 12, 2021). "Akosua Amo-Adem". Tarragon Theatre. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Akosua Amo-Adem". Diaspora Dialogues. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  4. "Soulpepper Theatre - Plays, Concerts & Musicals‎". www.soulpepper.ca. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  5. "Review: Helen's Necklace is finally found at Canadian Rep Theatre". Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  6. Sumi, Glenn (April 16, 2021). "Review: Factory Theatre audio plays deliver moving drama". NOW Magazine. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  7. "Intermission | Artist Perspective | See Me". Intermission. February 25, 2019. Retrieved June 9, 2021.

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