Nigerian Actress Stephanie Okereke Linus Biography, Life History, Profile & Movies

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Updated On June 11, 2016 – Nollywood Actress Stephanie Okereke Linus Biography, Life History, Profile & Movies

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Stephanie Okereke Biography

Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke was born on the 2nd of October, 1980 in Imo state, Nigeria. She was the sixth of her family’s eight children. She had her primary and secondary education in Delta state before proceeding to the University of Calabar, Cross River state for her tertiary education. From the institution, she bagged a degree in English and literary studies.


Stephanie Okereke started her acting career in 1997 as a teenager, when she featured in two Nollywood movies, “Compromise” and “Waterloo”. These two shot her into stardom as she got many acting contracts afterwards. To date, she has featured in over 90 Nollywood movies.

In order to improve on her skills, Stephanie Okereke enrolled at the New York Film Academy, from where she graduated in 2007.
During the 2002 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant, Stephanie Okereke finished as the first runner-up.

Stephanie Okereke Awards

In 2003, Stephanie Okereke received two awards at the 2003 Reel Awards for the best English actress and the overall best actress of the year 2003. In 2007, shortly after graduating from the New York Film Academy, she released her first movie, “Through the glass”, which she wrote, directed, produced, and featured in. The movie was nominated for the Best Screenplay award at the 2009 African Movie Academy Award. Other awards she has won include:

  • What a Year Award, for Best Actress (2003)
  • Afro-Dublin Award, for Outstanding Actress (2004)
  • Film Makers of Nigeria, Award for Excellence (2004)
  • African Movie Academy Award, nominated for the Best Actress in a leading role (2004)
  • Afro Hollywood Award, for Best Actress (2006)
  • African Movie Academy Award, nominated for Best Actress in a leading role (2009)
  • African Movie Academy Award, nominated for Best Actress in a leading role (2010)

Stephanie Okereke Movies

As stated earlier, Stephanie Okereke has featured in over 90 Nollywood movies. Notable among them are listed below:


  • Pretender
  • Blind justice


  • Aristos
  • Emotional crack
  • Genesis of love
  • Private sin
  • Queen sheba
  • The cross of love
  • Together as one


  • Beautiful faces
  • Critical decision
  • Deep loss
  • Diamond lady
  • Dream lover
  • Benita
  • Eyes of the gods
  • In the name of love
  • Last girl standing
  • Magic moment
  • Mama-G in America
  • Miss Nigeria
  • More than a woman
  • My mother my marriage
  • Official romance
  • Promise and fail
  • Promise me forever
  • Right man for me
  • Sensational spy
  • Strength of a woman
  • To love again
  • Virgins night out
  • Working class lady


  • A time to die
  • Days of bondage
  • Lucia
  • Guys on the line
  • Lonely hearts
  • Ola… the morning sun
  • Omalinze
  • Adaugo
  • Price of Ignorance
  • Princess of wealth
  • Royal battle
  • Street fame
  • Windfall
  • Woman on top


  • Behind the plot
  • Daytime lovers
  • Efficacy
  • Shut in
  • Sitanda
  • The law students
  • The preacher
  • Upside down


  • A time to love
  • Hope
  • Governor’s wife


  • Mission to nowhere
  • Hidden treasure
  • Nadine
  • Through the glass
  • Ada


  • Nnenda

And many other popular movies

Marital life

Stephanie Okereke husband is Linus Idahosa. The couple got married in April 2012 in Paris France. Relatives and many Nollywood stars were present at Stephanie Okereke wedding. For Latest news on Stephanie Okereke and Other Nollywood stars, visit