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.
|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|