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Nana Mensah: “An African City” & “13 Reasons Why” | Know Her Better

aisha Published On Mon Jun 15 2020   Modified On Mon Jun 15 2020
Nana Mensah: “An African City” & “13 Reasons Why” | Know Her Better

Nana Mensah is an actress well-recognized by her roles in 'An African City' as Sade, 'Like Father' as American Airlines Agent, 'After Yang' as Cafe Owner, and 'New Amsterdam' as Dr. Candelario / Dr. Camila Candelario.

Mensah was born on January 10, 1988, in New Haven, Connecticut, and has a star sign of Capricorn. Here are some more interesting facts about Mensah:

Net Worth: $1.5 million

'The Misogynists' actress Nana Mensah has earned an estimated net worth of $1.5 million from her varied career as an actress, director, and writer. 

She also has signed two movies and one short movie for her upcoming project like 'FunEmployment' as Improv Actress, After Yang as Cafe Owner, and Queen of Glory as Sarah Obeng which will surely increase her worth.

A picture of Nana Mensah.
A picture of Nana Mensah who is worth $1.5 million.
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Her Parents Wanted Best For Her 

Mensah's parents shifted to the US, they had a plan that they will get shifted to the richest state and find the best school for their child. 

Then in 2001, when Mensah was 13 years old she attended Loomis Chaffee School where the interviewer asked why she wanted to join that school Mensah then replied "I Don't. My parents want me to". As her grades were pretty good she went in. 

A picture of Nana Mensah.
A picture of Nana Mensah.
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Her parents always said she would go to Harvard University and become a doctor and move to Greenwich and marry a nice white man. But as she grew up she liked to talk and perform a lot then her parents though to make her a lawyer. 

Later when the time came to apply for college, her parents were hell-bent that she must join Ivy League but she wanted to study at the University of Miami. But later she got enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania from where she graduated. 

Started Her Career Since 2009

Mensah started her acting career by giving debut in 'The Film You Did Not See' as Leslie in 2009. Since then she has appeared in more than twenty movies, television series, and short movies. 

She is well-recognized by her works in 'Farewell Amor' as Linda, '13 Reasons Why' (TV Series) as Amara Josephine Achola, 'The Misogynists' as Blake, We Win (Short) as Claire, and many more.

Nana Mensah in '13 Reasons Why' (TV Series) as Amara Josephine Achola.
Nana Mensah in '13 Reasons Why' (TV Series) as Amara Josephine Achola.
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Writer and Director of Series 

Hairdresser from 'Orange Is the New Black' is also the writer of two episodes of the television series 'An African City' and the movie 'Queen of Glory'. She is also the director of 'Queen of Glory'.

Was Nominated For Three Awards

In 2016, she was nominated for Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actress in 'An African City'. Then in 2017, she got nominated for Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress and Outer Critics Circle Award in a Play for 'Man from Nebraska'.

Recognized After An African City

After starting her career in several movies and short movies, Mensah became the part of a TV series 'An African City' as Sade which became her career breakthrough. Because of her part, she was being recognized and people started asking her autograph and her fan following was increasing which was nuts said, Mensah. 

Not only her fans got increased, but she also was offered several roles in films.

Nana Mensah with other cast member of 'An African City'.
Nana Mensah with other cast member of 'An African City'.
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Experience In Queen of Glory

Her upcoming movie 'Queen of Glory' as Sarah Obeng was filmed in the Bronx, which was the epicenter of New York's Ghanaian immigrant community where her family was in. During her shooting, her family were all there to support her and they even took some of the people there and made them background actors. She also made many moments there and reconnected with her childhood moments. 

Body Measurement

American Airlines Agent from 'Like Father' stands 5 feet 5 inches tall (165 cm) while weighing around 26 kg (123 lbs). Mensah has maintained her figure as 37-26-38 inches (93-66-96 cm) with black eyes and hair.

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