Ufuoma Stacey Ejenobor-McDermott is an ex-model, producer, and actress from Nigeria. Ufuoma has proven herself to be a versatile performer through modeling, acting, producing, and directing. You can’t talk about Nollywood and Nigerian entertainment without bringing up her name. Join me as we explore the biography, age, net worth, career, etc., of Ufuoma McDermott.
On April 23, 1981, Ufuoma McDermott was born to Nigerian parents in Benin City, from Delta State, Nigeria.
After that, she migrated from Benin City to Jos when she was a child, and then to Lagos, where she has resided for the majority of her life and continues to do so. ISIO (Urhobo for “star”) was given to her by her father.
Ufuoma McDermott was born on April 23, 1981, in Benin City, Nigeria. Therefore, she’s 40 years old in 2021 and celebrates her birthday on April 23rd every year.
For her primary schooling, she went to Alama Private School in Jos, Plateau State, Tunwase Nursery and Primary School in Ikeja, Lagos, and ultimately Molly International Nursery and Primary School in Ajao Estate. She then completed her secondary school at Federal Government College in Odogbolu, Ogun State.
Ufuoma graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in French. She also holds Alliance Française and NIIT qualifications and degrees. She graduated from the University of Lagos with a master’s degree in public and international affairs.
She took an acting school at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles in 2011 and then a filmmaking course at Dov Simen’s Hollywood Film Institute. She graduated from the London Business School with a diploma in human resource management in 2013.
She was a member of the Relativity Education program from Nigeria, which is operated by Relativity Media in Beverly Hills, in the summer of 2015.
The actress began her career as a photographer model in 2000 before moving on to the catwalk and eventually competed in beauty pageants. By 2002, she had competed in two mini-pageants, earned Miss Ebony, and competed in her first national pageant, Miss Commonwealth (Vanessa Ekeke), where she earned the Miss Congeniality medal. She finished first runner-up in the queen Afrik beauty pageant the following year.
She competed in the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant in 2004, coming in second place, but that did not stop her from becoming Miss Earth Nigeria and representing the country at the Miss Earth International competition in the Philippines. She subsequently quit this field to pursue acting full-time.
In 2006, Ufuoma appeared in Lagbaja’s award-winning song “Dream Come True” in a video.
In 2004, she began acting in Zeb Ejiro’s The President Must Not Die, and in May 2005, she starred in Life and Death, her third film after The President Must Not Die and Guy on the Line.
In 2008, she was cast in the TV series My Mum and I as “Lillian Wright,” a role that earned her a nomination for best actress at the 2010 Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo and a nomination at the Terracotta Nigerian TV and Film Awards.
In 2017, she launched her directorial debut with the film Christmas Is Coming, which was aired. With the premiere of What Just Happened in Nigerian cinemas in 2018, she got her second producer credit. All these career successes had a significant impact on the net worth of Ufuoma McDermott.
- 2004 The President Must Not Die
- 2004 Life Partner
- 2004 Queen of My Heart
- 2004 Secrets and Lies
- 2005 Life and Death
- 2005 Guy on The Line
- 2005 Missed Love
- 2005 Two Good Friends
- 2005 Desperate Billionaire
- 2005 Unknown Angel
- 2005 Height Of Indecision
- 2005 Baby Guards
- 2005 Baby Guards
- 2006 Emotional Blackmail
- 2006 One Chance
- 2007 Saving Sarah
- 2007 Devil’s Workshop
- 2008 Rose of Africa
- 2008 Italian Deal
- 2009 Empty Coffin
- 2009 Be Yourself
- 2010 Hot Island
- 2010 Wise In-Law
- 2013 ‘’Vagary’’
- 2014 ‘’Hear Word
- 2015 ‘’Okoro: The Prince’’
- 2015 ‘’Hear Word’’
- 2016 ‘’Okafor’s Law’’
- 2017 The Women
- 2018 What Just Happened
Ufuoma wedded Steven McDermott, an American, on her birthday (April 23rd) in 2010. They have two kids, a boy, and a girl, and have been married for over ten years (Isio is the boy, and Kes is the girl).
In 2018, she also disclosed that her kid, whom she christened “Isio,” was born through IVF (in vitro fertilization). Kes was born in 2015, while Isio was born in 2012.
Ufuoma McDermott is active on social media, and her Instagram handle is @ufuomamcdermott. Moreover, her Twitter handle is @UfuomaMcDermott.
Ufuoma McDermott Net Worth
The renowned Nollywood actress Ufuoma McDermott net worth in 2021 is estimated to be about $700,000 dollars, making her one of the richest Nollywood actresses.