Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Antonia Okonma is an actress of Igbo descent. She is best known for playing the role of Darlene Cake in the ITV1 series Bad Girls from 2004–2006.
In 2004, Okonma won a GAB award for Best Newcomer and a Screen Nation award for Best Emerging Talent for her work in Bad Girls.
Her other work includes roles in the British feature films Screaming Blue Murder and Rabbit Fever and an appearance in the short RUF 992m. She once worked as an extra on an episode of Hollyoaks.
On stage, Okonma has acted at the Royal Court and the Riverside Studios. She is currently starring in Torn at the Arcola Theatre alongside Brooke Kinsella and Jocelyn Jee Esien.
She has also taken part in the reality TV programmes Strictly African Dancing. She also performed as Tina Turner on celebrity Stars in Their Eyes. In late 2007 she was a contestant on the second series of Cirque de Celebrité on Sky One.
Antonia has degrees in Accounting and Finance and trained with the Royal Court's Young People's Theatre for two years.