Pronounced - Mah Mih Yah Bwafoh
MaameYaa Boafo was born in Pakistan and hails from Ghana, West Africa and currently lives in New York. Coming to the United States to obtain a double Bachelor degree in Journalism and French at Hood College, Ms. Boafo was then awarded the Levin Scholarship from Rutgers University where she received her MFA in Acting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts. She has since gone on to play roles such as Ophelia in Hamlet, the Courtesan in Comedy of Errors and made her off-Broadway debut as Walter Mosley's leading lady in his play LIFT.
Since making her on-screen acting debut in 2012, in the award winning indie film Asa as the title role, MaameYaa has gone on to star in other indies and short films ( Bus Nut. Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu as well as TV: Madam Secretary, Blacklist & Mysteries of Laura to name a few. Ms. Boafo also leads the cast of An African City, the international hit web series that is "Africa's answer to Sex & the City" (CNN). Commercial appearances include Nickolodeon and Movicel starring Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes and Dove Chocolate among others.
MaameYaa was recently nominated a Lortel Award, Outer Critic's Circle for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play this year for her role as Paulina Sarpong in the critically acclaimed School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play which, by popular demand, will return to New York at MCC Theater this fall as well as have a West Coast premeire at the CTG's Kirk Douglas Theater in Lost Angeles. She was also nominated for the Drama League's Distinguished Performance award as well.