Appeared (as "Nausicaa" / "Melantho") in "The Odyssey" by Derek Walcott
. Royal Shakespeare Company, London, UK.
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I'd hate to lose the character actress part of me, because, by God, the parts are much more interesting. As a black actress all I was offered in British film was the best friend role, whereas in TV I was offered a whole spectrum of parts. I'd love to be able to follow that through into my newly-formed film career which I didn't expect to get at 36!
Gave birth to her only child -- a daughter, Aoife Okonedo Martin -- in June 1997, at age 28. Child's father is her former boyfriend, Eoin Martin