Ngozi Paul is an award-winning stage and on screen actress, writer, director and producer. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada to pan-African parents from the Caribbean islands, her upbringing created the foundation for her work as a social and cultural innovator.
With academic roots from the prestigious Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre in Ontario, Canada, Ngozi began her acting career on stage at The Stratford Festival of Canada. Following the groundbreaking and successful run of the theatre production 'da Kink in my Hair, Ngozi co-created, executive produced, and was a lead cast member in the television series by the same name. In addition, Ngozi has been cast, most notably, with fellow actors Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor (Talk to Me) and Rachel Weisz (The Whistleblower).
As playwright, her self-penned one woman piece The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely, an inter-generational, cross continental allegory on the black woman's multitudinous identity, prompted Toronto's alt-weekly Now Magazine to write: “The magnetic Paul holds every moment onstage in a fierce, funny and moving performance.” and name Ngozi Paul as one of five artists to watch in 2015/16.
Paul remains steadfast in her mission to produce innovative, evocative, and compelling content that showcases the diversity of the human experience. She currently has a show on-air titled “Care for Color” carried on US cable television's The Africa Channel and is in advanced development of The 1st Time Project, a multi-platform documentary exploring female sexuality from an inter-generational and inter-cultural perspective.
She has traveled the world extensively in both her personal and professional capacities, most notably as global ambassador for Plan International's Because I am a Girl and The Steven Lewis Foundation.
Ngozi Paul has received many industry awards including a Spotlight Performance Award, a CAB (Canadian Association of Broadcasters) Award, and has been nominated for the Gemini Hottest TV Star Award, the Gemini Best Ensemble Cast Award, and the Dora Award.