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Nikki Amuka-Bird Biography

Birth Place:
Delta, Nigeria

Fast Facts

  • Born in Nigeria, her father's home country, but was raised in the U
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  • and Antigua by her mother
  • Aspired to be a professional dancer, but a back injury led her to pursue acting as a career
  • Performed in numerous productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest and The Servant of Two Masters
  • Met her husband, fellow actor Geoffrey Streatfeild, while on tour with the RSC in Japan
  • Played the role of Viola in a stage production of Twelfth Night with Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company, a role that earned her an Ian Charleson award nomination in 2004
  • Starred as Eurydice in Moira Buffini's Welcome to Thebes at the Royal National Theatre in 2010


  • 2017BAFTA Television Awards-Best Actress: nominated