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Amaka Umeh was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and Calgary, AB. SOULPEPPER 2023: Sizwe Banzi is Dead. FOR SOULPEPPER: Dialect Coach for 'da Kink in my Hair (2022); 1851: Spirit and Voice, Her Words Festival, Around The World in 80 Plays (2021). OTHER THEATRE: Fall On Your Knees (Eastern Canadian tour); Death and the King's Horseman, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Stratford Festival); The Wolves (Howland Company/Crow's Theatre). FILM: The Stranger's Case (CBC Gem). OTHER: Umeh has received two Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a BBPA Harry Jerome Award, and a Toronto Theatre Critics' Association Award.