Abraham Attah

Abraham Nii Attah (born 2 July 2001) is a Ghanaian actor, living in the U.S. for his career and education. He hails from the Ga–Dangme ethnic group in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. He made his feature film debut in Beasts of No Nation (2015). For his leading role of child soldier Agu, Attah was awarded the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. He was made an Ambassador for the Free Education Policy in Ghana, after having supported the policy with a picture endorsement.

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Abraham Attah
Born (2001-07-02) 2 July 2001 (age 17)
OccupationActor
Years active2015–present

Abraham Nii Attah (born 2 July 2001) is a Ghanaian actor, living in the U.S. for his career and education.[1] He hails from the Ga–Dangme ethnic group in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. He made his feature film debut in Beasts of No Nation (2015). For his leading role of child soldier Agu, Attah was awarded the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.[2] He was made an Ambassador for the Free Education Policy in Ghana, after having supported the policy with a picture endorsement.

In 2017, he appeared in the Marvel film Spider-Man: Homecoming.[3] He has joined the ensemble cast of Shane Carruth's third film, The Modern Ocean.[4]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Beasts of No Nation Agu Won—Black Film Critics Circle Rising Star Award[5]
Won—Ghana Movie Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role and Discovery of the Year[6]
Won—Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead[7]
Won—National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performance (shared with Jacob Tremblay)[8]
Won—Venice International Film Festival Marcello Mastroianni Best Young Actor Award
Nominated—Gold Derby Film Award for Best Breakthrough Performer
Nominated—Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role[9]
Nominated—Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer
Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—St. Louis Film Critics Award for Best Actor[10]
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Youth performance
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer[11]
2015 Out of the Village Mebro Short film
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Abe Brown

References

  1. Guerrasio, Jason (27 April 2015). "The director of Netflix's next movie plucked his lead actor from the streets of Ghana". Business Insider. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. Collin, Robbie (12 September 2015). "Venice: 'From Afar' winning Golden Lion is a welcome surprise". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/697553-beasts-of-no-nation-star-abraham-attah-joins-spider-man-homecoming#/slide/1
  4. Kit, Borys (3 November 2015). "Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Radcliffe to Star in 'The Modern Ocean'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  5. Sage, Alyssa (21 December 2015). "Black Film Critics Circle Name 'Creed' Top Film of the Year". Variety. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  6. Sarpon, Yaw (31 December 2015). "Ghana Movie Awards 2015 Winners – See Full List". GlammyNews.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  7. Khan, Alia (27 February 2016). "2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners Announced". filmindependent.org. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  8. Lawrence, Jordan (1 December 2015). "National Board of Review Announces 2015 Award Winners". National Board of Review. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  9. Davis, Clayton (19 January 2016). "2015 Awards Circuit Community Awards Nominations – 'Mad Max' Leads While Mara Is A Lead". AwardsCircuit.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  10. Davis, Clayton (14 December 2015). "St. Louis Film Critics Nominations – Kristen Stewart and Abraham Attah Make the Cut". AwardsCircuit.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  11. Jameson Empire Awards 2016: Star Wars and Mad Max lead the nominations
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