Amma Asante is a British filmmaker, screenwriter, former actress, and Chancellor at Norwich University of the Arts, born in London to parents from Ghana. Her love for the film industry started when she received her first role in BBC's Grange Hill. Later, she was given the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC, for an anti-drugs campaign, where she met former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Asante wrote and produced the 1998 BBC Two series Brothers and Sisters, starring David Oyelowo. She was a childhood friend of model Naomi Campbell, whom she met when they were seven years old.
Wednesday, 01 January 1969