Mary Data Uranta is a Nigerian film and television actress, producer, model, singer, and business woman Who have made great influence in the Nigeria film industry.
Mary Uranta Biography
Born and raised in Port Harcourt, she competed in beauty pageant Miss Niger Delta, where she achieved the rank of first runner-up. Uranta acted in her debut role in the year 2000 film titled Girls Hostel. In 2006, she got high attention with a leading role in the Nollywood film, Secret Mission. She also starred in films, such as Love Doctor, Critical Passion, Pradah, Secret Shadow, and Blood Game, and many others.
Apart from being an actress, Uranta also operates a business venture via her personal movie production company. She established the Mary Uranta Foundation, which is charity organisation that assists and improve the lives of less-privileged children in Opobo. Her immense contribution to the film industry has gotten her a City People Award, Best of Nollywood Award nomination and the African Youth Ambassador Award as well.
Uranta spent her childhood days in Port Harcourt, the capital city of Rivers State. There are 7 children all together in her family and also four step-brothers. Describing her upbringing, Uranta commented that she “had a great childhood. I never had it rough or tough growing up. Fine, I’m from an average home. But it’s never been bad. I had all I wanted as a child[…]we were one happy family.”
Although Uranta was born a Pentecostal Christian, she went to the Roman Catholic schools, including Sacred Heart Nursery And Primary School before going to the Holy Rosary Girls Secondary School in Port Harcourt. There, she took an interest in both dancing and stage-acting and would gain a Dance and Drama scholarship upon successful graduation.
Uranta later got admitted into Rivers State University of Science and Technology ( RSUST). She was inspired to go for a course that was related to her dream career (acting), but ended up studying Secretarial Administration. She had also placed first runner-up in the Miss Niger Delta contest.
Uranta’s journey of acting began with a minor guest role in the Ndubisi Okoh-directed film, Girls Hostel, together with Uche Jombo. she won the role after her first film audition. Subsequently, Uranta played roles in films such as Paul and Silas, War of Roses, Silver Spoon, and Church Committee before taking a break to complete her education. In 2006, Uranta received her first big break role appearing as Ngozi Ezeonu’s younger sister in the movie Secret Mission. Her other Nollywood films include Tea or Coffee, Tears of a Princess, Baits of Doom, The Professionals, Real Passion, Mistress, The Darkest Link, Love Doctor, Critical Passion, Pradah, Secret Shadow, and Blood Game.
Mary Uranta currently holds a postgraduate diploma in Theatre (a branch of performing arts) from the London School of Arts Academyi in the UK. In October 2011, Uranta got the African Youth Ambassador Award for her contributions to Nollywood. The following year, she landed a Best of Nollywood Award nomination for her role in the film Mistress, and at the 4th City People Awards on 14 July 2013, she won the City People Award for Best Actress. That same year, Uranta launched 50th Academy, a film production company created to aid the industry’s growth, and the Mary Uranta Foundation which caters for the welfare of deprived children in Opobo. She also became the new face of Red carpet Photography which is based in Port Harcourt.
Mary Uranta Husband
The Port-Harcourt, Rivers State born script interpreter maintained that money doesn’t really matter when love and respect is the bedrock of the relationship.
“I’ll always prefer a loving romantic man over one with so much money to throw around but lacks respect for his partner.
Because in life, what matters most is having a peace of mind, and that’s what a loving man give to you, he over looks your weakness, he encourages you, he makes you feel like a princess, all he see’s in you is beauty and not flaws. It’s not all about money or his pockets, she noted. It was a sad period for her a she lost her father at age 76. He will be forever remembered in her memory.
Mary Uranta Age, Birthday & Year
Mary Uranta was born on the 12th of June. She celebrated widely with family, friends colleagues and fans nationwide.
Mary Uranta Net-worth – $ 450,000
The Nigerian actress is one of the most influential in Nigeria with an estimated Net-worth of about N 450 thousand dollars and with a number of exceptional eye catching movies that have received enormous sales.
Mary Uranta is one of the few Nigerian actresses that have left her foot print already in the Nigerian film industry, considering how influential she has been in recent years. Having said all of these, Mary Uranta’s personal life, career and so many other achievements in the past has made her so famous that he his widely known both in Nigeria and Africa.
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