Abraham Nii Attah simply known as Abraham Attah is an award winning Ghanaian actor born on July 2, 2001. He was recognized at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival with the Marcello Mastroianni’s Best Young Actor Award.
Early Life & Background
Abraham was born on July 2, 2001 to parents; Mr & Mrs Attah in Ghana.
He originally hails from the Ga-Dangme ethnic group in the Accra region of Ghana.
He was raised alongside his other siblings in Ashiaman, Tema, Accra where they reside.
Abraham had no film experience and basically a street vendor when he was spotted by director Cary Fukunaga.
He made his acting debut with a role as ‘Agu’ in the Netflix original film “Beasts of No Nation” in 2015
He came to limelight internationally at the age of 16 where he has worked with top Hollywood celebrities such as Morgan Freeman, Terry Crews, Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, John Legend, Ben Stiller and so on.
He starred in an adventure sci-film; Spider-Man: Homecoming, as directed by Jon Watts. He also featured in the movie “Modern Ocean”.
He became the first Ghanaian teen actor to grace the Oscars Award where he presented award alongside Jacob Tremblay.
Aside acting, he was made an ambassador for the Free Education Policy in Ghana.
Awards & Nominations
Attah has won several awards which include:
The Black Film Critics Circle Rising Star Award
Best Actor in Leading Role and Discovery of the Year at Ghana Movie Awards
Best Male Newcomer at Empire Award.
Best Male Lead actor at the Independent Spirit Awards.
He has also got numerous nominations such as; Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics Choice Movie Awards and NAACP Image Awards.
Abraham Attah is one of the fast rising Ghanaian actor with an estimated net worth of $750,000.