I Decided to be Living Proof That Dreams do Come True - Chris Attoh
Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh, speaks on his journey so far and his rise through the ranks of Hollywood
Chris Attoh has revealed the driving force that has gotten him through the difficult years.
The Ghanaian actor, who his catching the ropes in Hollywood has finally spoken about moving to Hollywood for his career in his introductory feature to Voyage LA, an international magazine.
He spoke on his trials and travails with the deaths of his father and wife; his father died at an old age while his wife was brutally murdered.
“At an early age, I was inspired by my father who was an international performer who always motivated me to be apart of something greater than myself,” Chris recounted.
“Watching actors such as Sidney Poitier, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Louis Gossett Junior made me want to pursue a career in film and entertainment. Shortly after my first degree, I moved to London to study acting at Pinewood Studios under Tim Kent."
After doing a few acting gigs in the UK, I then moved to Johannesburg, South Africa to work for the Waka Agency, MTV Base, DSTV and MNet Africa and ended up starring in a popular soap that aired in 54 countries across Africa and in other parts of the world,” he said.
“In 2010, I branched into studying filmmaking and directing at the New York Film Academy in New York and used this training to create films and TV projects for networks in Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana."
"I simultaneously continued to act and soon became a household name in many parts of Africa has featured in a number of hit movies some of which can be found on Netflix, Amazon Prime, TUBI and YouTube,” he continued.
He then further shared his move to Nigeria to advance his career, his failed marriage and crossing over to Hollywood.
“It certainly has not been a smooth road, there has definitely been a series of ups and downs. There were times when I was really low, such as losing my partner, then my father passing away a few months after, and being torn between my family life and career."
But I have learned from every challenge and I continue to grow. My experiences have brought me closer to God and have helped me overcome fear and negativity."
"Under similar circumstances, many people would have grown weary and given up on their hopes and dreams too soon, but I’ve decided to be living proof that dreams do come true,” he added.