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MaameYaa Boafo

 
Bio:
MaameYaa Boafo is a Pakistani born-Ghanaian actor and writer living in New York. She moved to the United States to obtain a double Bachelor degree in Journalism and French at Hood College. She was then awarded the Levin Scholarship from Rutgers University where she received her MFA in Acting from ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
MaameYaa Boafo is a Pakistani born-Ghanaian actor and writer living in New York. She moved to the United States to obtain a double Bachelor degree in Journalism and French at Hood College. She was then awarded the Levin Scholarship from Rutgers University where she received her MFA in Acting from ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Off-Broadway Return Engagement, 2018
Paulina Sarpong
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC World Premiere Production, 2017
Paulina Sarpong

Photos

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MaameYaa Boafo

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10/23/2018
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MaameYaa Boafo

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10/23/2018
Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Joanna A. Jones, Mirirai Sithole, Latoya Edwards, Paige Gilbert,  Photo

Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Joanna A. Jones, Mirirai Sithole, Latoya Edwards, Paige Gilbert, MaameYaa Boafo

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09/25/2018
Zenzi Wiliams, Latoya Edwards, Mirirai Sithole, Myra Lucretia Taylor, MaameYaa Boafo, Photo

Zenzi Wiliams, Latoya Edwards, Mirirai Sithole, Myra Lucretia Taylor, MaameYaa Boafo, Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Paige Gilbert

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09/25/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Off-Broadway Return Engagement, 2018
Paulina Sarpong

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC World Premiere Production, 2017
Paulina Sarpong

MaameYaa Boafo Biography

MaameYaa Boafo is a Pakistani born-Ghanaian actor and writer living in New York. She moved to the United States to obtain a double Bachelor degree in Journalism and French at Hood College. She was then awarded the Levin Scholarship from Rutgers University where she received her MFA in Acting from the Mason Gross School of the Art. MaameYaa went on to make her off-Broadway debut in originating the role of Tina Pardon in Walter Mosley's LIFT (59E59 and George Street Playhouse regionally). MaameYaa was last seen on stage originating the role of Paulina Sarpong in Jocelyn Bioh’s critically acclaimed School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play at MCC Theater and Kirk Douglas Theatre. ( 2018 Drama Desk Ensemble Award, 2018 Lucille Lortel Award nomination, 2018 Outer Critics' Circle Nomination, 2018 Drama League’s Distinguished Performance, 2019 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Lead Performance)

MaameYaa made her on-screen acting debut in 2012, in the award winning indie film Asa as the title role which was followed by playing the role of Nana Yaa in the popular series An African City ( 2015 Golden Movie Award Nomination, 2016 Ghana Movie Awards Best Lead Actress Nomination). She recently played Briana Johnson, the law firm’s private investigator on the law series Bluff City Law (NBC). MaameYaa currently plays Zainab on the Hulu original series, RAMY and will next take on playing Rhonda in the The Mysterious Benedict Society, a new show is based on Trenton Lee Stewart's award winning YA book series adapted for TV as a series, also on Hulu.

MaameYaa Boafo Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Ensemble Award Gold Star
MaameYaa BoafoSchool Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
MaameYaa Boafo, School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
MaameYaa Boafo, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play
 
The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
MaameYaa Boafo, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

MaameYaa Boafo News

Photos: NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photos: NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Celebrates Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 12, 2021

Nollywood Dreams, the first production of MCC's 2021-22 season, began previews at the Newman Mills Theater on October 21, 2021. Directed by Saheem Ali (Fires in The Mirror), Nollywood Dreams opened on November 11, 2021 and will play a limited run through November 28, 2021.

Disney+ Debuts Key Art & Trailer for New Series THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY Photo Disney+ Debuts Key Art & Trailer for New Series THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 20, 2021

After winning a scholarship competition, four gifted orphans are recruited by the peculiar Mr. Benedict for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis known as The Emergency.

Ari'el Stachel, Ronald Emile and MaameYaa Boafo Star in Keen Company's ALL WE NEED IS Photo Ari'el Stachel, Ronald Emile and MaameYaa Boafo Star in Keen Company's ALL WE NEED IS US
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 19, 2021

Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced the World Premiere of a newly commissioned audio play All We Need Is Us by playwright James Anthony Tyler, beginning Friday March 26th at 7pm EDT for FREE on podcasting apps like Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and more.

THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY Coming to Disney Plus Next Year Photo THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY Coming to Disney Plus Next Year
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 13, 2020

‚ÄúThe Mysterious Benedict Society,‚ÄĚ based on the award-winning and bestselling book series by Trenton Lee Stewart, will be coming to Disney+ in 2021. This series was originally developed for Hulu.¬†

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW on NBC - Monday, November 25, 201 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW on NBC - Monday, November 25, 2019
by TV Scoop - Nov 19, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW, airing on NBC on Monday, November 25, 2019!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW on NBC - Monday, November 25, 201 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW on NBC - Monday, November 25, 2019
by TV Scoop - Nov 13, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW, airing on NBC on Monday, November 25, 2019!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW on NBC - Monday, November 18, 201 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW on NBC - Monday, November 18, 2019
by TV Scoop - Nov 5, 2019

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Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW on NBC - Monday, November 11, 201 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW on NBC - Monday, November 11, 2019
by TV Scoop - Oct 28, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW, airing on NBC on Monday, November 11, 2019!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW on NBC - Monday, November 4, 2019 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW on NBC - Monday, November 4, 2019
by TV Scoop - Oct 22, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW, airing on NBC on Monday, November 4, 2019!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW on NBC - Monday, October 28, 2019 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW on NBC - Monday, October 28, 2019
by TV Scoop - Oct 14, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLUFF CITY LAW, airing on NBC on Monday, October 28, 2019!

MaameYaa Boafo Videos

BWW TV: Class is in Session! Meet the Company of MCC's SCHOOL GIRLS, OR THE AFRICAN M VideoBWW TV: Class is in Session! Meet the Company of MCC's SCHOOL GIRLS, OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 14, 2017

MCC Theater will soon present the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman.


MaameYaa Boafo Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has MaameYaa Boafo been nominated for?
Ensemble Award (Drama Desk Awards) for School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play (The Lortels) for School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play .

What awards has MaameYaa Boafo won?
Ensemble Award (Drama Desk Awards) for School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play.