Full Biography and Net Worth of Stephanie Okereke Linus

Stephanie Okereke Linus (born Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke) is a Nigerian actress, film director, producer and model.

Background

Stephanie Okereke Linus was born on the 2nd of October, 1982 in Ngo Okpala, Imo State where she hails from. She was raised in Delta State alongside her seven other siblings. She attended primary and secondary school in Delta State and went on to obtain a degree in English and Literary Studies from the University of Calabar.

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Career

Stephanie started off her acting career when she was still a teenager, she starred in two Nollywood movies, Compromise 2 and Waterloo. She was also juggling a career in modelling at the same time. She participated in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant and emerged first runner up. That did not deter her, she went on to focus fully on her acting career and two years after she bagged eight nominations and two awards for her acting prowess.

To sharpen her acting skills she enrolled at the New York Film Academy and graduated in 2007. Shortly after she released Through the Glass, a movie which she served as scriptwriter, director, producer and actress. She subsequently released Dry and also served as actress, scriptwriter, producer and director.

Stephanie Okereke Linus has also been conferred the prestigious honour of the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic.

Stephanie Okereke got married to Linus Idahosa in Paris in April, 2012. Together they have a son- Maxwell Enosata Linus who was born in October 2015.

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Awards and Nominations

Wins

  • Best Actress   award at the What a Year Awards in 2003
  • Best Actress – English award at the Reel Awards in 2003
  • Best Actress of the year award at the Reel Awards in 2003
  • Outstanding Actress award at the Afro-Dublin Awards in 2004
  • Award For Excellence award at the Film Makers of Nigeria in 2004
  • Best Actress herself award at the Afro Hollywood Award          in 2006
  • Achievement In drama and entertainment at the Montage Africa Women of Exllence Awards in 2013
  • Movie With the Best Social Media award at the Best of Nollywood Awards in 2015
  • Best Protagonist award at the Bentonville Film Festival in 2015
  • Best Actress award at the ZAFAA Global Awards in 2015
  • Best Film award at the ZAFAA Global Awards in 2015
  • Best Producer award at the ZAFAA Global Awards in 2015
  • Best Director award at the ZAFAA Global Awards in 2015
  • Best Nigerian Film award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016
  • Best Overall Movie (Africa) award at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2016
  • Narrative Feature award at the Pan African Film Festival Programmers ‘Award in 2016
  • Best Actress In Leading Role award at the Nafca awards in 2016 Won[25]
  • Best Overall Movie award at the Nafca awards in 2016
  • Face of Nollywood (Female) award at the DALA awards in 2016
  • Best Supporting Actress Boonville Redemption award at the 2017 Truth Awards

Nominations

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 1st Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2005
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the          5th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009
  • Best Screenplay award at the 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2010
  • Best Actress Leading Role award at the Best of Nollywood Awards in 2015
  • Best Director award at the Best of Nollywood Awards in 2015
  • Movie Of The Year award at the Best of Nollywood Awards in 2015
  • Best Film award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016
  • Best Director award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016
  • Best Director award at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2016
  • Best Movie West Africa award at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2016
  • Best Director award at the Nafca awards in 2016
  • Best Screenplay award at the Nafca awards in 2016
  • Best Drama Film award at the Nafca awards in 2016

*Please Note that this list of awards is not exhaustive

Stepanie Okereke Linus’s Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be $1.2 million.

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