Weruche Opia is a talented Nigerian-British actress known for her mesmerizing performances on stage and screen. She has received critical acclaim for her work in various television shows, films and theater productions. Here is a brief account of Weruche Opia’s biography, career, family and education.

Full nameWeruche Ruth Opia
BornApril 19, 1987
Place of birthNigeria
active years2011–present
ParentsEric Opia and Ruth Benamaisia-Opia
EducationUniversity of the Arts London, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Weruche Opia Youth and Education

Weruche Opia was born on April 19, 1987 in Nigeria. She is the daughter of Eric Opia, a Nigerian engineer, and Ruth Benamaisia-Opia, a Nigerian journalist. Weruche grew up in Nigeria but later moved to London, England with her family.

Weruche has always had a passion for the performing arts. After completing her primary education, she enrolled at the University of the Arts, London, where she completed a degree in Fashion Promotion and Imagery. To pursue her acting aspirations, Weruche attended the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, earning her master’s degree in acting.

Weruche Opia Career

Weruche Opia made her acting debut in 2011 with a small role in the television series “The Sins of the Father”. She continued to work in television, landing roles in British TV series such as ‘Top Boy’, ‘Bad Education’ and ‘Suspects’. Her breakthrough role came in 2013 when she starred as Cleopatra in the critically acclaimed play ‘Anthony and Cleopatra’ at the Liverpool Playhouse.

In 2014, Weruche made his film debut in the Nigerian film “When Love Happens”, playing the title character, Mo Bankole-Smith. She then appeared in “Just a Couple” (2017), a British comedy series where she played the role of Shavon Galloway.

Weruche’s career reached new heights in 2020 when she was cast as Terry Pratchard in the BBC Three/HBO series ‘I May Destroy You’. Her portrayal of Terry, a fiercely loyal and ambitious actress, brought her widespread fame and recognition, cementing her position in the entertainment industry.

Weruche Opia Personal life

Weruche Opia maintains a private personal life and hasn’t shared much about her relationships or family life beyond her parents. She is dedicated to her profession and actively participates in charitable works, often defending the rights and education of children.