b. 1969, London, England, UK
Amma Asante is an actress turned director of the critically acclaimed films A Way of Life, Belle (starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw), and A United Kingdom (starring David Oyelowo). She will release Where Hands Touch, (starring Amandla Stenberg) in 2017. Asante is only the second British Black woman (following Ngozi Onwurah) to have directed a feature-length film that was given theatrical distribution in the UK.
Winner, BAFTA Awards, Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer