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Akosua Busia


Akosua Busia was born on December 30, 1966 as Akosua Cyamama Busia. She is an actress, known for The Color Purple (1985), Tears of the Sun (2003) and The Seventh Sign (1988). She was previously married to John Singleton. See full bio »

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Known For

The Color Purple
The Color Purple Nettie Harris
(1985)
Tears of the Sun
Tears of the Sun Patience
(2003)
The Seventh Sign
The Seventh Sign Penny Washburn
(1988)
Mad City
Mad City Diane
(1997)

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 1999 ER (TV Series)
Kobe Ikabo
- Choosing Joi (1999) ... Kobe Ikabo
 1996 Dead Man's Walk (TV Mini-Series)
Emeralda
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Emeralda
 1993 Key West (TV Series)
- Compadres (1993) ... (as Akousa Busia)
 1991 Brother Future (TV Movie)
Caroline
 1987 A Special Friendship (TV Movie)
Mary Bowser
 1987 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Vanessa Livingston
- A Song of Songs (1987) ... Vanessa Livingston
 1986 The George McKenna Story (TV Movie)
Cynthia Byers
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Jennifer Templeton (segment "Lost and Found")
- The After Hours/Lost and Found/The World Next Door (1986) ... Jennifer Templeton (segment "Lost and Found")
 1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Debra Etting
- Black's Magic (1986) ... Debra Etting
 1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Brenda
- Babies Having Babies (1986) ... Brenda
 1985 Badge of the Assassin (TV Movie)
Ruth
 1985 Late Starter (TV Series)
Nicki
- Episode #1.8 (1985) ... Nicki
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... Nicki
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Nicki
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Nicki
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Nicki
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series)
Acte
- Part 5 (1985) ... Acte
- Part 4 (1985) ... Acte
- Part 3 (1985) ... Acte
- Part 2 (1985) ... Acte
- Part 1 (1985) ... Acte
 1985 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Girl #1
- Slither (1985) ... Girl #1
 1984 Louisiana (TV Movie)
Ivy
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Ms Stewart
- To the Finish (1983) ... Ms Stewart
 1983 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Nurse
- Blind Spot (1983) ... Nurse
 1981 Warp Speed (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

1996 October: novel The Seasons of Beento Blackbird See more »

Alternate Names:

Akousa Busia
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Trivia:

Her father, Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia, served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Ghana (in West Africa) from 1969 to 1972. Both father and daughter were educated at Oxford University in Oxforshire, England, UK; and both were members of the Royal Family of Wenchi. Akosua Busia was, in her native Ghana, a princess. See more »

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