Date Of Birth: 2 October 1982
State Of Origin: Imo
Marital Status: Married
Movies Acted: Miss Nigeria, More Than a Woman, My Mother My Marriage, Official Romance,
Compromise 2, Waterloo, Pretender, Blind Justice, Aristos, Private Sin, Queen Sheba, The Cross of Love, Governor’s Wife, Mission to Nowhere, Hidden Treasure, Through the Glass, Nnenda, Reloaded, Dry,
Make Me Fabulous, Boonville Redemption, etc.
Awards Won: Best Actress (2003), Best Actress – English (2003), Best Actress of the year (2003), Outstanding Actress (2004), Award For Excellence (2004), Best Protagonist (2015), Best Actress (2015), Best Film (2015), Best Producer (2015), Best Director (2015), Best Nigerian Film (2015), Movie With the Best Social Media (2015), Best Overall Movie (Africa) (2016), Programmers’Award Narrative Feature (2016), Best Actress In Leading Role (2016), Best Overall Movie (2016), Face of Nollywood (Female) (2016), Best Supporting Actress (2017)
Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke Linus popularly known as Stephanie Okereke is a famous Nollywood actress, model, film director, producer and a philanthropist. She was born on 2nd October 1982 in Ngor Okpala, Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She is currently 34 years old. She is the sixth child in a family of eight children. Her father’s name is Chima Okereke while her mother’s name is Mary Okereke.
She completed her primary and secondary school education in Delta State, Nigeria. After obtaining her West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE), Stephanie Okereke proceeded to University of Calabar in Cross River State, Nigeria and graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in English and Literary Studies.
In 1997, Stephanie Okereke joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and starred in her first movies “Compromise” and “Waterloo”.
In 2002 she won the first runner up at the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant hosted by Silver Bird Television.
In 2003, she received two nominations and won the “Best Actress in English” and “Best Actress of the year” at Reel Awards.
In 2006 she won the award for Best Actress in Nigeria at the Afro Hollywood Awards. In 2007 Stephanie Okereke graduated from New York Film Academy in the United States of America.
In April 2005, on her way to the African Movie Academy Awards held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Okereke was involved in a serious car accident that left her with burns all over and a broken leg.
In April 2012 Okereke married Linus Idahosa in Paris, France, at a private wedding ceremony that was attended by members of her family and scores of Nollywood actresses and actors. Their first son Maxwell Enosata Linus was born in October 2015.