Who

Photo Credit: Christine Chambers

Photo Credit: Christine Chambers

Nana Mensah is a Ghanaian-American actor, writer and director. She most recently played the role of Tamyra in the New York premiere of Tracy Letts' Man from Nebraska at Second Stage Theatre (2017 Lucille Lortel Award nomination, 2017 Outer Critics' Circle Nomination). She wrote, directed and stars in the forthcoming film Queen of Glory and also plays the role of Sade in the popular series, An African City (2015 Golden Movie Award Winner, 2016 AMVCA Nominee). She also starred as 'Clare' in the hit 2016 OBIE Award-winning play, I'll Never Love Again (a chamber piece) by Clare Barron (pictured below). As a writer, Nana recently sold Imperium, an hour-long drama series to AMC Studios. Her short film script, Step Nine-- a finalist for Tribeca Institute's Through Her Lens award-- is currently being developed into a short form series with Sarah Jessica Parker's Pretty Matches Productions and Refinery29.

Nana is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania and The Loomis Chaffee School and lives in New York's Lower East Side with the novelist, Karim Dimechkie, and their pit bull, Pavlov.

Nana Mensah in Clare Barron's Obie Award-winning  I'll Never Love Again  at The Bushwick Starr  Photo Credit: Robert Altman for The New York Times

Nana Mensah in Clare Barron's Obie Award-winning I'll Never Love Again at The Bushwick Starr

Photo Credit: Robert Altman for The New York Times