Genoveva Umeh’s stellar performance as Timeyin in the Netflix series blood sisters has propelled her to Nollywood stardom. In this article, we’ll talk about the biography of this fast-rising star.
Genoveva Kenechukwu Umeh is a Nigerian actress and producer, famous for her portrayal of Timeyin Ademola in blood sisters.
Timeyin | Biography
Genoveva hails from Anambra state in Nigeria and was born on May 10, 1995. Her father is a computer engineer and her mother is a registered nurse. Her family relocated to live permanently in the UK in 2006 and she grew up there. She has a 13 years old little brother.
Genoveva went to St. Mary’s C of E High school in London. Thereafter, she went to the Identity school of acting in 2012. Although she loved acting, she was sceptical about studying drama at the university. Consequently, she decided to study law and pursue acting as a hobby.
She gained so much interest in Nollywood and even applied for roles while studying law in the UK. She was once invited for an audition for Ebonylife’s ‘on the real’ but she couldn’t leave the UK to attend because of her studies. she decided to wait till she graduated.
Timeyin | Career
After graduating in 2018, Genoveva moved back to Lagos to pursue her acting career in Nollywood.
She got minor roles and starred in movies like love is war, one Lagos night, blameless and more between 2019 and 2020. In 2021, she enrolled in the Ebonylife creative academy as part of its first batch. It was during that program that her talent was noticed by Kenneth Gyang, head of the directing faculty at the time, who recommended her to the CEO of Ebonylife media, Mo Abudu.
In 2022 she starred as Timeyin in the Netflix series produced by Ebonylife media, which was the big break in her career. She got the role after auditioning for it in just 2 days.
Nevertheless, she has appeared in other movies like Superstar, Reflections, Focus and is set to star in The Anomalous, a movie currently in post-production.
Furthermore, Genoveva was nominated for best actress in a drama for her role in the 2022 movie a tune away.
Genoveva has a net worth of about $200,000 – $ 400,000.
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