Appeared (as "Sojourner Truth") in "Women and Sisters" by Sandra Agard, Royal Court Theatre, 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!
Her father, Henry E. B. Okonedo, was Nigerian. Her mother, Joan (Allman), is from a Jewish family (they immigrated from Poland and Russia to England).