Weruche Opia is a talented Nigerian-British actress known for her mesmerizing performances on stage and screen. She has garnered critical acclaim for her work in various TV shows, films, and theater productions. Here’s a brief account of Weruche Opia’s biography, career, family, and education.
|Full Name||Weruche Ruth Opia|
|Born||April 19, 1987|
|Parents||Eric Opia and Ruth Benamaisia-Opia|
|Education||University of the Arts London, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama|
Weruche Opia Early Life and Education
Weruche Opia was born on April 19, 1987, in Nigeria. She is the daughter of Eric Opia, a Nigerian engineer, and Ruth Benamaisia-Opia, a Nigerian broadcast journalist. Weruche grew up in Nigeria but later moved to London, England, with her family.
Weruche always had a passion for performing arts. After completing her primary education, she enrolled at the University of the Arts London, where she earned a degree in Fashion Promotion and Imaging. To further pursue her acting aspirations, Weruche attended the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, obtaining her master’s degree in acting.
Weruche Opia Career
Weruche Opia made her acting debut in 2011 with a small role in the TV series “Sins of the Father.” She continued to work in television, landing roles in British TV series such as “Top Boy,” “Bad Education,” and “Suspects.” Her breakthrough role came in 2013 when she starred as Cleopatra in the critically acclaimed play “Anthony and Cleopatra” at the Liverpool Playhouse.
In 2014, Weruche made her feature film debut in the Nigerian movie “When Love Happens,” playing the lead character, Mo Bankole-Smith. She then appeared in “Just a Couple” (2017), a British comedy series where she played the role of Shavon Galloway.
Weruche’s career reached new heights in 2020 when she was cast as Terry Pratchard in the BBC Three/HBO series “I May Destroy You.” Her portrayal of Terry, a fiercely loyal and ambitious actress, earned her widespread acclaim and recognition, solidifying her position in the entertainment industry.
Weruche Opia Personal Life
Weruche Opia maintains a private personal life and has not shared much about her relationships or family life beyond her parents. She is dedicated to her craft and actively participates in charity work, often advocating for children’s rights and education.