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Abraham Attah

Abraham Attah

Ghanaian actor
Abraham Attah
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Ghanaian actor
Is Actor Film actor
From Ghana
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 15 June 2001, Ghana, Ghana
Age 20 years
Star sign Gemini
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Abraham Nii Attah (born 2 July 2001) is a Ghanaian actor, living in the U.S. for his career and education. He hails from the Ga–Dangme ethnic group in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. He made his feature film debut in Beasts of No Nation (2015). A brother and his sister seek closure after Ebola ravages their West African village in the Out of Village(2016). For his leading role of child soldier Agu, Attah was awarded the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. He was made an Ambassador for the Free Education Policy in Ghana, after having supported the policy with a picture endorsement.

In 2017, he appeared in the Marvel Studios film Spider-Man: Homecoming. He has joined the ensemble cast of Shane Carruth's third film, The Modern Ocean.

Early Life and Achievements

At just 16 years of age, Attah has gained international recognition standing today as one of the most internationally recognized Ghanaian actors. He has since had encounters with various Hollywood celebrities including Sylvester Stallone, Morgan Freeman, Terry Crews, Will Smith, Ben Stiller and John Legend among others.

The teenager deservedly won a number of awards for his role in the Beasts of No Nation, a critically acclaimed Netflix film. Here he played the role of Agu, an 11-year old orphan recruited to a guerrilla army in an anonymous country in West Africa. For this role Abraham Attah was honored with the Marcello Mastroianni Best Young Actor Award at the 72nd edition of the International Film Festival held in Venice in 2015. He also received the Best Male Lead at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Beasts of No Nation Agu Won—Black Film Critics Circle Rising Star Award
Won—Ghana Movie Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role and Discovery of the Year
Won—Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Won—National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performance (shared with Jacob Tremblay)
Won—Venice International Film Festival Marcello Mastroianni Best Young Actor Award
Nominated—Gold Derby Film Award for Best Breakthrough Performer
Nominated—Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer
Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—St. Louis Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Youth performance
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer
2015 Out of the Village Mebro Short film
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Abe Brown
TBA Tazmanian Devil Dayo Ayodele
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