Uru Eke Biography
Uru Eke is a Nollywood actress and director from Nigeria. She is an indigene of Mbaise in Imo State, Nigeria. Uru is an actress, film maker, writer, entrepreneur, and IT consultant. Her first film as a producer, “Remember Me,” her role as Obi in the well-liked webseries “Rumor Has It,” Last Flight to Abuja, Africa Magic’s drama series “BABY Drama,” and her second film as a producer, “For Old Times’ Sake,” are among her most well-known works.
The actress, who worked in IT before joining Nollywood, continues to split her time between the entertainment and technology industries
|Real Name:||Uru Kalanwa Eke|
|Date of Birth||October 11, 1979|
|Place of Birth:||Newham, East London, United Kingdom|
|Occupation:||Actress and Film Producer|
Early Life and Education
Uru Kalanwa Eke was born on October 11th, 1979 in Newham, East London, United Kingdom, though she is descended from the Mbaise region of Imo State in southern Nigeria.
She completed her elementary education at Galleywall Infants School in London before relocating to Nigeria, where she completed her secondary education at Baptist Girls College in Lagos.
She went back to London to finish her education, enrolling in Lewisham Southwark College before continuing on to the University of Greenwich, where she majored in business information technology.
Uru Eke also has a younger sister who is very supportive. Her parents were never married; she just grew up knowing that her mum was a single parent. And she did a great job of raising Uru and her sisters alone.
Uru started her IT career as soon as she graduated from high school, working as a Business Acceptance Test Analyst for some of the top financial companies in the UK, including Zurich International, Legal & General, HSBC, Halifax, and Lloyds TSB.
She enrolled in vocational training programs while working a 9 to 5 job, honed her skills, and is now an experienced, trained actor, event host, and associate producer of Dream Walker and the soon-to-be-released movie “Remember Me.”
With a London-based acting group called “The association of multinational performing Artists” in the UK, Uru officially started her acting career in 2011. She appeared in several stage plays and in-house productions during this time.
She has also appeared in several movies, including “Forgive me, Dad,” “Ebony,” “Lucky Joe,” “Widows Men,” “African Soldier,” “The Return of Ogidi,” “Friends in Love,” “Save the Prince,” “The Gift,” “Timeless Passion,” “Strive,” “Darkside,” “Last Flight,” “Weekend Getaway,” “One Last Word,” “The Duplex,” and “Being Mrs. Elliot.”
In a September 2012 interview with Uru for CNN’s “Inside Africa” program, which has 300 million viewers worldwide, Vladimir Duthiers asked her about how she got into acting, the 2012 Nollywood blockbuster “Last Flight to Abuja,” in which she played the chief air hostess, and her future goals.
Aside acting, Uru has co-hosted many renowned events like the 2014 Nollywood Movie awards with celebrities like Dakore Egbuson, Gideon Okeke and Denerele Edun as well as the closing ceremony for the African International Film festival alongside Ramsey Noah, Gideon Okeke and Yvonne Ekwere, thereby ensuring a steady growth in her career in Entertainment.
She also founded the Chime For Art Foundation which was raised and established by her quest and burning desire to positively affect society and be a change agent using film.
Uru was nominated in 2014 for several awards. They include;
Best of Nollywood (BON) awards,
Golden Icon Awards
City People Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress of the Year (English)
Uru Eke’s relationship status is currently unknown, so she will be described as single and unmarried. The kind of man she would never get tired of, Uru says: “The kind of guy I would never get tired of is someone who is very romantic.
Not excessively so, but someone who really cares, someone who is goofy like me, because I’m a kid at heart, I’m overly goofy. Sometimes, I’m way too playful for my own good. So I’d like someone who has a playful personality.
My dream guy is also someone who is faithful, who sees only me in the room, no matter how many other beautiful ladies are around. I think that’s every girl’s dream.”
Uru Eke Net Worth
Uru versatility cuts across IT and acting. With this, she has accrued a net worth estimated to be around $400,000