Stephanie Okereke Biography – Age, Net Worth, Wedding, Husband, Children, Accident & Movies

FULL NAME : Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke
STAGE NAME : Stephanie Okereke Linus
NET WORTH : She has an estimated net worth of $3.2 million.
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born on 2 October 1982 [currently 34 years old]
OCCUPATION : Nigerian actress, film director and model.
MARITAL STATUS/HUSBAND : Linus Idahosa (m. 2012)
CHILDREN : Maxwell Enosata Linus (b. 2015)
EDUCATION : She completed her primary & secondary education in Delta State. Obtained a degree in English and Literary Studies from the University of Calabar.

Stephanie Okereke Linus is a famous Nigerian actress, film director and model. She is one of the most celebrated Nollywood actress who has been there for many years doing what she knows how to do best . She has won several awards as well as received couple of nominations. She was nominated for 2003 Reel Award for Best Actress, she also earned three nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2005 and 2006 Afro Hollywood Award for Best Actress.

As a model, she emerged the runner up for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant of 2002 edition . In year 2011, she was honoured with a membership (Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR) by the Nigerian government for her good work in the enertainment industy. There is no doubt, she is one of the most sought after, most celebrated, gifted and wealthiest Nollywood actress.

Early Life

Stephanie Okereke whose complete name after marriage is Stephanie Okereke Linus was born 2 October 1982 in Ngor Okpala, Imo State. The Nigerian actress who is currently 34 years old is the sixth child in a family of eight children. She is the daughter of a man named Chima Okereke and a woman named Mary Okereke.


She had a primary and secondary school education in Delta State, Nigeria. After bagging her West Africa Senior School Certificate(WASSCE), She proceeded to University of Calabar Cross River State, where she obtained a degree in English and Literary Studies. She began her professional acting career after completing her University education, she focused fully on acting because she had the opportunity to pursue her acting career as she was always less busy after graduation.

Career (Acting And Modeling)

Stephanie Okereke Linus officially started her acting career when she was a litle girl during her teenage days in the year 1997, she started her Nollywod career in two Nollywood movies, Compromise 2 and Waterloo. As a model, she participated in the 2002 Most beautiful girl in Nigeria beauty pageant and she emerged in the second place which is also known as the first runner up.

The following year which is 2003, she won two awards, out of the eight nominations she received, at the 2003 Reel Awards for ‘Best Actress – English’ and ‘Best Actress of the year 2003’. She attended New York Film Academy and graduated in year 2007, she released the movie Through the Glass after graduating and she served as director, scriptwriter, producer and actress. This movie became very popular after it release and it received Africa Movie Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay in 2009.

After some years, she released another movie, Dry where she served as a director, scriptwriter, producer, and actress . The highly talked about movie won several awards including 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards best movie overall movie with the prize of a brand new car , 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards . Stephanie Okereke Linus is one of the most popular Nigerian actress and she has starred in not less than 100 movies.

We haven’t been seeing her in recent movies and there is every reason to believe that she has taken a break from acting. It is quite obvious that her fans are missing her because she is missing in action.

Personal Life: Husband And Children

The veteran Nollywood actress is currently married to Linus Idahosa. The two tied the knot in Paris, France, at a private wedding ceremony that was attended by members of her family ans some popular Nollywood actresses and actors. The union is cemented by a son Maxwell Enosata Linus and he was born in October 2015.

Stephanie Okereke’s Accident

She was involved in a serious car accident that left her with burns all over and a broken leg in year 2005. The accident happened on her way to the African Movie Academy Awards held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

Awards And Nominations

  • In 2002 she won the first runner up at the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant hosted by Silver Bird Television.
  • In 2003, she received two nominations and won the “Best Actress in English” and “Best Actress of the year” at Reel Awards.
  • In 2005, 2009 and 2010 Stephanie Okereke receive three nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie academy Awards.
  • In 2006 she won the award for Best Actress in Nigeria at the Afro Hollywood Awards.
  • In 2005, 2009 and 2010 Stephanie Okereke receive three nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie academy Awards.

Stephanie Okereke Movies

  • Compromise 2
  • Waterloo
  • Pretender
  • Blind Justice
  • Aristos
  • Deep Loss
  • Diamond Lady: The Business Woman
  • Dream Lover
  • Eye of the Gods
  • In the Name of Love
  • The Preacher
  • Upside Down
  • A Time to Love
  • Governor’s Wife
  • Mission to Nowhere
  • Hidden Treasure Nadine
  • Through the Glass
  • Nnenda
  • Reloaded
  • Dry
  • Make Me Fabulous
  • Last Girl Standing
  • Magic Moment
  • Mama-G in America
  • Miss Nigeria
  • More Than a Woman
  • My Mother My Marriage
  • Official Romance
  • Promise & Fail
  • Promise Me Forever
  • Right Man for Me
  • Sensational Spy
  • Strength of a Woman
  • To Love Again
  • Virgins Night Out
  • Emotional Crack
  • Genesis of Love
  • Private Sin
  • Queen Sheba
  • The Cross of Love
  • Together as One
  • Beautiful Faces
  • Critical Decision
  • Working Class Lady
  • A Time to Die
  • Days of Bondage Lucia
  • Guys on the Line
  • Lonely Hearts
  • Ola… the Morning Sun
  • Omalinze
  • Price of Ignorance
  • Princess of Wealth
  • Royal Battle
  • Street Fame
  • Windfall
  • Woman on Top
  • Behind the Plot
  • Daytime Lovers
  • Efficacy
  • Shut In
  • Sitanda
  • The Law Students


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