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Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante is a Ghanaian film actress, producer and director, and philanthropist.

She was born in Ghana and is the second of five children. She is a graduate of the National Film and Television Institute where she got her first-class honors in Film Directing. She holds two Bachelor's degrees and alumnus of the University of Cape Coast Ghana, a Master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) and a Master's in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Juliet Asante began acting at the age of 17. She appeared in the 1996 film Deadly Voyage as Albert Mensah's wife.

She founded Eagle House Productions in 1999 to train some actors and actresses in Ghana through its training arm, the Eagle Drama Workshop. as well as an NGO called Save Our Women International. She also launched an innovation that makes short movies for the mobile phone in Africa in 2014 called Mobile Flicks. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Black Star International Film Festival.

She has written, directed, and produced shows on Ghana television, such as Obaby, a dating show, and Secrets, a drama series for which she is also executive producer.

Juliet Asante is a blogger for The Huffington Post, an editor of Entertainment Today magazine, served as president of the Ghana chapter of Women in Film and Television International, and worked as the organizer of the Voice Of Africa Forum.

Her latest film, Silver Rain, was nominated for "Best Film in West Africa" and "Best costume" for 2015 in the Africa magic viewer's choice awards (AMVCA) and also 2015 "Best Overall Film In Africa".

Some of the films in which she has acted are Twin Lovers, Fresh Blood, Tears of Blood, Ripples, and Thread of Ananse.


Deadly Voyage

Twin Lovers

Fresh Blood

Tears of Blood


Thread of Ananse

Silver Rain

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The Hollywood Reporter?s "Next Generation International TV" (2009)

The ‘"World of A Difference 100 Most Impactful Women" by the Alliance for

Women (TIAW) (2009)

Ghana’s Assoc. of Women Entrepreneur leaders (2009)

Best Actress Award of Ghana (2009)