Lydia Forson

Lydia Forson was born in 1984 at Mankessim, Central Region. Lydia Forson received her early life education at Wilmore Elementary school in Kentucky, US.

At the age of nine, she relocated from the United States to Ghana where she continued her formative education at Akosombo International School. She also attended St. Louis Secondary School, Kumasi where she completed her senior secondary school education.

She graduated from the University of Ghana where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Information Studies.

Award winning Actress, Lydia Forson has been acting on screen for nearly ten (10) years, dating back to cameo roles in Hotel St.James, Different Shades of Blue a stint in the reality show (The Next Movie Star) , extending to her highly popular role as Dea Thompson in Scorned. This led to her first AMAA nomination as the Best Female Upcoming Actress and Ghana Night with the stars, Best Actress 2009.

‘The Perfect Picture’ which critics called a masterpiece proved her versatility as an actress, validating her place in the Ghana movie industry and winning her Best Actress in a Lead Role at the 2010 African Movie Academy Awards.

Lydia’s passion for her work is demonstrated in the extent to which she lives out character in her movies. In her movie A Sting In A Tale(which won viewer’s choice awards at the Pan African Film Festival ) she proves how far she will go to portray a character even if it means letting others take the centre stage.

Her dynamism in any role she plays has lead her to work with some of the most critically acclaimed African movie directors and producers in Award winning movies like: Phone Swap (Kunle Afolayan), In the Cupboard (Desmond Elliot), Reflections (Desmond Elliot) and Masquerades (Xavier Arjis) which she co-wrote.

She most recently appeared on South African’s hit Television Soap, Scandal. Lydia who studied Creative Writing in the University of Ghana, also doubles as a scriptwriter; and has doubled as script supervisor and editor on most movies she’s featured in.

Her first screenplay ‘In The Cupboard’ won her, ” Best Writing, Adapted or Original Screenplay” at the Ghana Movie Awards 2012.

She most recently wrote and produced her first movie “A Letter From Adam” which was nominated for three(3) Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards including Best Writer in A Comedy, and won two(2) awards out of six(6) nominations including Best Actress at the Golden Movie Awards. It was also selected to be screened at the 23rd Pan African Film Festival, L. A.

Lydia strongly believes in the concept of “paying it forward”, and has been part of several charities and movements. Most recently she’s joined forces with “The Right to be Free Foundation” to help stop human trafficking especially in Ghana and specifically in her home town.

She’s been voted Female Personality of the Year at the 2015 Fashion Icon Awards.

Credits: Her Biography