Jackie Appiah Biography, Age, Son, Husband, Movies, Net Worth

Jackie Appiah is one of Ghana’s most loved actresses. Find out all about her biography, age, son, husband, movies, and net worth.

Jackie is one of the most loveable actresses around for multiple reasons, most of all to do with the fact that she’s immensely talented at entertaining Ghanaians.

Couple that with her fashion sense, immense wealth and trips around the world and you have one of the most famous actresses in Ghana.

The actress is popular in Nigeria too, as well as large parts of the rest of Africa.

Jackie Appiah Biography

Jackie Appiah

Jackie Appiah was born on December 5th, 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Ghanaian parents.

Her parents were Mr Kwabena Appiah and Janet Owusu, both Ghanaians.

She was the last of the couple’s five children.

Jackie’s father was the brother of the late Joe Appiah, a famous Ghanaian lawyer from Kumasi.

Joe Appiah served as Member of Parliament for Atwima-Amansie from 1957-1961.

Jackie grew up in Canada but moved to Ghana at age 10 with her mother.

She always had an interest in acting and played numerous roles throughout her years of schooling.

She rose to the public limelight in the late 90s after landing the role of Enyonam Blagogee on the cult favourite Things we Do for Love television show.

Jackie played roles in other tv shows including Tentacles, Games People Play and Sun City.

Her career took off like a rocket following those appearances, leading to her landing massive roles in both Ghallywood and Nollywood.

Jackie established herself as a fan favourite with appearances in movies such as Princess Tyra, Beyonce and Shirley Frimpong Manso’s The Perfect Picture.

Date of Birth

Jackie Appiah was born on December 5th, 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


The actress is 38 years old.

Educational Background

Jackie Appiah started her primary education at Derry Down Public School in Toronto, Canada.

Her love for acting started at that early age as she played a part in every end of year school play.

After moving to Ghana, Jackie Appiah joined the Faith Montessori School in Accra.

She joined Achimota Prepatory School after leaving Faith Montessori, where she became the Girl’s Entertainment Prefect.

The actress completed her Senior High Education at Havard College in Accra.

Even during her teen years, Jackie showed her talent after auditioning for the Hal Jackson Talent Teen Show to perform at the famous Apollo Theatre.

She finished as first runner-up of the show.

Jackie Appiah and her manager, Samira Yakubu, both graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon, in 2022.

The actress bagged a 2nd Class (Upper Division) Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Information Studies.

Jackie Appiah education

Jackie Appiah Husband

Jackie Appiah married her husband, businessman Peter Agyeman, in 2005.

Jackie Appiah husband

The couple divorced after just three years of marriage in 2008.

Jackie Appiah Son

Jackie Appiah has one son, Damien Agyemang.

Jackie Appiah son

Damien Agyemang was born on 13th October 2005 and is currently 16 years old.


Jackie Appiah has acted in over 100 Ghallywood movies and over 90 Nollywood movies in her career.

Her popular movies include Princess Tyra, Pretty Queen, The King is Mine, Beyoncé – The President Daughter, The Perfect Picture, Passion of the Soul, The Prince’s Bride, Black Soul, Bitter Blessing and Forbidden Fruit.


Jackie Appiah has an impressive car collection including a Range Rover, a Mercedes G-Wagon, a BMW X6 and her infamous $150,000 Maserati.

Jackie Appiah cars

Net Worth

Jackie Appiah’s net worth is estimated to be around $800,000.


20073rd Africa Movie Academy AwardsBest Supporting ActressBeyonce: The President’s DaughterWon
20106th Africa Movie Academy AwardsBest Actress Leading RoleThe Perfect PictureWon
2010 Ghana Movie AwardsBest Actress4 playsWon
City People Entertainment AwardsBest Ghanaian ActressWon[16]
20112011 Ghana Movie AwardsBest Actress Leading Role (English)Reason To KillNominated
2011 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsPan African Actress Of The YearWon
20122012 Ghana Movie AwardsBest Actress Leading RoleGrooms BrideNominated
Ghana National Youth Archievers AwardsPerforming ArtsWon[17]
African Women Of Worth AwardsBest ActressWon[18]
20132013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsBest Actress In DramaThe Perfect PictureWon[19]
2013 Ghana Movie AwardsBest Actress Leading roleCheatersWon
Glits Magazine favorite actressWon
NafcaBest Actress DiasporaTurning PointWon[20]
Pyprus Magazine Screen Actors AwardsBest International ActressWon[21]
The F.A.C.E List Awards (USA)Achievement In Africa EntertainmentWon[22]
20142014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsBest Actress Comedy RoleCheatersNominated
2014 Ghana Movie AwardsBest Actress Leading RoleSisters At WarNominated
Favorite ActressNominated
20152015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsBest Actress In ComedyA Letter From AdamNominated
2015 Ghana Movie AwardsFavorite ActressNominated

Jackie Appiah and Shatta Wale

Jackie Appiah got into a ruckus with Ghanaian dancehall act Shatta Wale in early 2022 after he attacked her in a video.

The actress had said that entertainers should not always look to charge money for some public awareness campaigns and that did not sit well with money-conscious Wale.

Shatta Wale attacked Jackie in a live video, calling her many names and alleging she’s a prostitute.

Jackie Appiah sued Shatta Wale over his unprovoked attacks.

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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