Nikki Amuka-Bird

Active - 2005 - 2016  |   Born - Feb 27, 1976 in Delta, Nigeria  |   Genres - Drama, Thriller, Horror, Mystery

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  • Born in Nigeria, her father's home country, but was raised in the U.K. and Antigua by her mother.
  • Aspired to be a professional dancer, but a back injury led her to pursue acting as a career.
  • Performed in numerous productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest and The Servant of Two Masters.
  • Met her husband, fellow actor Geoffrey Streatfeild, while on tour with the RSC in Japan.
  • Played the role of Viola in a stage production of Twelfth Night with Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company, a role that earned her an Ian Charleson award nomination in 2004.
  • Starred as Eurydice in Moira Buffini's Welcome to Thebes at the Royal National Theatre in 2010.