Ufuoma McDermott

Ufuoma McDermott Biography / Profile

Ufuoma Stacey Ejenobor (known as Ufuoma McDermott) was born in Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria  on April 23rd, 1981 to parents from Ewu Clan in Ughelli South local government area of Delta State. She is an actress, producer, director, and model,

Ufuoma McDermott Age

Ufuoma McDermott is 40 years old.

Ufuoma McDermott Early Life

Growing up in a large and closely knit family, playing around the rocky plateaux of Jos and weekly visits to the then alive Jos wildlife park, childhood for Ufuoma was always fun. She moved a lot from Benin to Jos where she spent the better of her toddling years and later Lagos where she has lived for the greatest part of her life till date.

At age 7, her father coined a pet name for her; Isio (which means star in urhobo). She was so named after the star actress of the Telefest programme put together by NTA Benin, "The Pot of Life". From age 10, Ufuoma was constantly scolded as 'Television star' by her mom. This was due to her love for watching TV and reading novels. Such huge love that almost every meal she was asked to prepare ended up a "burnt offering". Little did they both know it was like a prophecy on their daughter.

Ufuoma went through Alama Private School Jos, Plateau state, Tunwase Nursery and PrimarySschool Ikeja, Lagos and finally Molly International Nursery and primary Ajao Estate for her nursery and primary education where she bestowed awards as a brownie, best student in mathematics, best student in French language and for her continuous and consistent 1st position. She then attended Federal Government College Odogbolu Ogun state for her secondary education. Her belief in dignity and her intelligence saw her in many honorable lights while in secondary school. respected by students and staff alike, she indeed did the school proud. Being a sportswoman, she earned numerous gold medals in javelin, discus, shot put and hurdles; represented the school and indeed Ogun state in sports and debate competitions. She also earned a badge as the school’s Head girl 1998/99 session.

Ufuoma later bagged a degree in French language from the prestigious University of Lagos where she was selected amongst the very few French students in the country to partake of a Federal Government scholarship holiday programme. She also has to her credit certificates and diplomas from Alliance Française and NIIT. She holds a masters degree in Public and International Affairs, also from the University of Lagos.

Ufuoma McDermott Career

Ufuoma started a career in entertainment with modelling in 2000. As a photographic model, she graced calendars, posters, covers and inner pages of magazines and billboards for different brands which include PZ, Zinox computers, Galaxy drycleaners, Upherre Magazine, Joy Magazine, Genevieve Magazine, WSMJ, Ruby n pink, Nikky Khiran, Yamaha, Fan milk, Finlays wine, Lux soap, Legend Exra stout, Globacom telecoms amongst many others. The runway was not left out. She has show cased outfits in catwalk for the likes of Nikky Khiran, Nobel Afrik, Schön Afrique, Modella, Davida shirt makers, WSMJ, Collectibles, Steve Ray, Frankellis, Michrans, Cassandra and international designer Ali Mahmoud.

In 2001, Ufuoma competed in her first beauty pageant ever where she emerged 2nd runner up. By 2002, she had participated in 2 mini pageants, won the Miss Ebony beauty pageant 2001 and partaken in her first national pageant : Miss Commonwealth, where she won the Miss Congeniality prize. Later the same year, she emerged 1st runner up in the queen Afrik beauty pageant. 2003 saw her in the Queen of all Nations beauty pageant where she was again the 1st runner up
In 2004 she contested in the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant where she emerged 1st runner up. Not long after she was crowned Miss Earth Nigeria and consequently went to represent the country at the Miss Earth International Beauty Pageant held in the Philippines. With winning a crown and international exposure, Ufuoma could heave and victorious sigh to pageantry.

In February 2004, (just after her third undergraduate year) Ufuoma decided on a movie career. Starting off with Zeb Ejiro’s ‘The President must not die’, she has continued to bag major roles in movies. Barely six months into her acting career, she decided to take a break to contest in the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant and finish up her studies being a final year under graduate student. By early 2005, she was ready to return to filming. In May 2005, she played her first lead role in ‘Life and Death’…Her 3rd movie after ‘The President must not die’ and ‘Guy on the Line’. By December 2005, she took on what she considers one of the most demanding roles to prove her love for the job when she played Chibuzor on the “Edge of Paradise’ TV series produced by Royal Roots network. The widow role required her hair cut and lots of crying. 

By December 2005, she took on what she considers one of the most demanding roles to prove her love for the job when she played Chibuzor on the “Edge of Paradise’ TV series produced by Royal Roots network. The widow role required her hair cut and lots of crying. It has been a success story from then on. Her smooth versatility in different roles for both big and small screen well displayed. She has featured in movies alongside Rita Dominic, Jim Iyke, Oge Okoye, Zack Orji, Chioma Chukwuka amongst others. 

Ufuoma McDermott Personal Life

Ufuoma got married on April 23rd, 2010 to Steven McDermott. She officially changed her name to Ufuoma McDermott on May 23rd, 2014 at a Lagos high court. The couple have two children; a son named, Isio Jared born on October 10th 2012 and a daughter, Kesiena Alize, born August 8th 2015.

Ufuoma McDermott Awards

A list of the awards won by Ufuoma include;

  • Best Actress (Nominee) Golden Nympn Awards 2010
  • Best Actress in a Drama series (Nominee), Teracotta TV and Film Awards
  • Go Red Africa, Best Female Model, 2007 
  • African Youth Society, Role Model Award, 2009 
  • Miss Ebony 2001
  • 1st Runner up, Queen Afrique 2002
  • 1st Runner uo, Queen of all Nations 2003
  • 1st Runner up, Miss Nigeria 2004
  • Miss Nigeria , Most Eloquent, 2004

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