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Akosua Busia


Akosua Busia was born on December 30, 1966 in Accra, Ghana. She is an actress and director, known for The Color Purple (1985), Tears of the Sun (2003) and Low Blow (1986). She was previously married to John Singleton. See full bio »

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Known For

The Color Purple Nettie Harris
(1985)
Tears of the Sun Patience
(2003)
Low Blow Karma
(1986)
Beloved Writer
(1998)

Filmography

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 2007 Ascension Day (Video)
Cherry
 2003 Tears of the Sun
Patience
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Kubby Ikabo
- Point of Origin (1999) ... Kubby Ikabo
- Sticks and Stones (1999) ... Kubby Ikabo
- The Storm: Part 2 (1999) ... Kubby Ikabo
- Choosing Joi (1999) ... Kubby Ikabo
 1997 Ill Gotten Gains
Fey
 1997 Mad City
Diane
 1997 Rosewood
Jewel
 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
 1991 New Jack City
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1988 The Seventh Sign
Penny Washburn
 1988 Saxo
Puppet
 1987 A Special Friendship (TV Movie)
Mary Bowser
 1987 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Vanessa Livingston
- A Song of Songs (1987) ... Vanessa Livingston
 1986 Native Son
Bessie
 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 Low Blow
Karma
 1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Debra Etting
- Black's Magic (1986) ... Debra Etting
 1986 Crossroads
Woman at Boardinghouse
 1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series short)
Brenda
- Babies Having Babies (1986) ... Brenda
 1985 The Color Purple
Nettie Harris
 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
 1983 The Final Terror
Vanessa
 1981 Warp Speed (TV Movie)
 1979 Ashanti
The Senoufo Girl
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Alternate Names:

Akousa Busia | Busia

Spouse:

John Singleton  (divorced)  (1 child)
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Trivia:

Her sister, Abena, is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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