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Born Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic in Mbaise, Imo State on the 12 of July 1975, the award-winning Nollywood actress and producer has a family background of professionals. Rita Dominic’s late parents were medical practitioners. Her father was a medical doctor and the mother a nurse. The youngest of four siblings, she had it smooth while growing up. Rita’s passion for the theatre began way back when she was very young. While a secondary school student, Rita Dominic participated actively in the school’s drama group, most times taking up leading roles. Because of her fine performance, she started to appear on TV screen for the children’s television shows. In 1998, the renowned actress and filmmaker starred in a popular movie titled A Time to Kill, her debut appearance and this earned her a full-time acting career and made her a celebrity in the Nigerian movie industry. Today, Rita Dominic has featured in more than a 100 movies with several awards to her name.
Rita Dominic received her secondary school education at the Federal Government College in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State. She later proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt where she bagged a BA degree in Theatre Arts.
Popular Roles: A damsel, a pretty queen, a maid, a jilted girl, a girl in love are often the roles taken up by Rita Dominic in most films.
Breakout Movie including year released: A Time to Kill (1998)
Popular Movies including year released:
- The Next Election (2007)
- Desperate Billionaire (2005)
- True Romance (2004)
- Blood Diamonds (2004)
- Lean on Me (2003)
Recent Movies Including year released:
- Suru ‘Lere (2016)
- Iyore (2015)
- Finding Mercy (2013)
- (Best Actress in a Comedy) 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- (Actress of the Year) 2014 ELOY Awards
- (Most Outstanding Actress) 2004 City People Awards
- (Best Actress) 2013 Nollywood Movie Awards
Like most Nollywood stars, Rita Dominic too has had her share of controversy. In 2012, it was widely reported in the media that she was not in good terms with her colleague in the industry, another popular actress named Ini Edo. Hitherto to their rift, both were said to be very good friends who were usually seen together on set, at different locations. However, suddenly their fans began to wonder what could have prompted Rita to tweet against Ini Edo’s vote rise, picking some form of manipulation during the vote canvass period for the awards as the best movie actress. In an interview session with Ini Edo, when she was asked to talk about the issue, the actress replied that she did not want to discuss Rita Dominic. Well, fans of both movie stars are waiting to see the day both actresses would bury the hatchet and move on. As if that is not enough, the same was said about her beef with Mercy Johnson and Monalisa Chinda.
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