Happy Birthday 41st Ufuoma McDermott - Nigerian Celebrities Birthdays

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Happy Birthday 41st Ufuoma McDermott

Happy Birthday 41st Ufuoma Stacey Ejenobor McDermott was born on the 23rd of April 1981 is a Nigerian film-maker, actor and former model

Ufuoma was born in Benin City to Nigerian parents of Urhobo descent who hails from Delta State in Nigeria. She moved a lot - from Benin City to Jos, where she spent the better part of her toddler years, and later to Lagos, where she has lived for the greater part of her life and still resides till date.

Ejenobor got married on 23 April 2010 to Steven McDermott. She officially changed her name to Ufuoma McDermott on 23 May 2014 at a Lagos high court.

She went through Alama Private School Jos, Plateau state, Tunwase Nursery and primary school Ikeja, Lagos and finally Molly International Nursery and primary Ajao Estate for her nursery and primary education. She then attended Federal Government College, Odogbolu, Ogun State for her secondary education.

Ufuoma later bagged a degree in French language from the University of Lagos where she partook in a Federal Government scholarship holiday programme. She also has certificates and diplomas from Alliance Française and NIIT. She holds a master's degree in Public and International Affairs, also from the University of Lagos.

In 2011, she attended New York Film Academy in Los Angeles for an acting course and later on a filmmaking course from Dov Simen's Hollywood Film Institute. In 2013, she obtained a certificate in Human resource management from the London Business School.

In Summer 2015, she was part of the Relativity Education program from Nigeria, owned by Relativity Media in Beverly Hills.

She started a career in entertainment with modelling in 2000 as a photographic model and later moved on to the runway and beauty pageants.

In 2008 she took on the role of "Lillian Wright" in the TV series My Mum and I a role that garnered her a nomination for a best actress award at the 2010 Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo and one at The Terracotta Nigerian TV and Film Awards.

She was nominated as the Actor of the year 2011 at the Future Awards

In January 2018, McDermott reprised her roles as "Mama Baby", "Women Call Leader" and "Sister Esther" in the stage production Hear Word!

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