Ato Essandoh

  • Birth Place: Schenectady, NY, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Playwright

Fast Facts

  • Is of Ghanaian descent.
  • First tried acting in college, when he auditioned for a production of Paper Moon on a dare.
  • Took acting classes at the Acting Studio in New York.
  • Appeared in an off-Broadway production of Tallboy Walking.
  • Cofounded the writing and performance group the Defiant Ones.
  • Published a stage play, Black Thang, in 2003.


  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States (B.S. in Chemical Engineering)