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Lydia Forson is a Ghanaian actress, writer, and producer. In 2010 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Lydia Forson graduated from the University of Ghana where she earned a bachelor's degree in English Language and Information Studies.

Lydia Forson's acting career started with a cameo role in Hotel St. James (2005), Run Baby Run (2006), Different Shades of Blue (2007) and a stint in the reality show The Next Movie Star in Nigeria (2007).

Shirley Frimpong Manso, CEO of Sparrow Productions, who had previously worked with her in the Ghanaian television series Different Shades of Blue brought Forson back to the screens through the movie Scorned. This starring role led to her first African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nomination as the Best Upcoming Female Actress.

In 2009,Forson starred in the award-winning The Perfect Picture by Shirley Frimpong-Manso. She has starred in "A Sting in a Tale", "Phone Swap" and "Masquerade".


Hotel St. James (2005) – Cameo Roles

Run Baby Run (2006) – supporting role

Different Shades of Blue (2007)

Scorned (2008) – Lead Role

The Perfect Picture (2009) – Supporting Role

A Sting in a Tale (2009) – lead role

Masquerades (2011)

Phone Swap (2012)

Kamara's Tree (2013)

Scandal (2013) (South African Series) – Aku

A Letter From Adam (2014) Writer/Producer

Isoken (2017)

Keteke (2017) - Leading role

Sidechic Gang (2018)


2009 – African Movie Academy Award Nominee[citation needed]

2010 – African Movie Academy Award Best Actress in a lead role

2012 – Ghana Movie Awards Best Screenplay 'In The Cupboard'