Chris Attoh, top-tier Ghallywood turned Hollywood actor is slowly making a name for himself in the American film industry.
In an interview with Voyage LA; one of the pre-eminent magazines in the United States, he spoke about his move to Hollywood in the hopes of advancing in his career.
“At an early age, I was inspired by my father who was an international performer who always motivated me to be apart of something greater than myself,” Chris told Voyage LA.
“Watching actors such as Sidney Poitier, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Louis Gossett Junior made me want to pursue a career in film and entertainment. Shortly after my first degree, I moved to London to study acting at Pinewood Studios under Tim Kent. After doing a few acting gigs in the UK, I then moved to Johannesburg, South Africa to work for the Waka Agency, MTV Base, DSTV and MNet Africa and ended up starring in a popular soap that aired in 54 countries across Africa and in other parts of the world,” he continued.
“In 2010, I branched into studying filmmaking and directing at the New York Film Academy in New York and used this training to create films and TV projects for networks in Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana. I simultaneously continued to act and soon became a household name in many parts of Africa has featured in a number of hit movies some of which can be found on Netflix, Amazon Prime, TUBI and YouTube,” the actor added.
Speaking about the misfortunes that befell him along the way, he said, “It certainly has not been a smooth road, there has definitely been a series of ups and downs. There were times when I was really low, such as losing my partner, then my father passing away a few months after, and being torn between my family life and career. But I have learned from every challenge and I continue to grow. My experiences have brought me closer to God and have helped me overcome fear and negativity. Under similar circumstances, many people would have grown weary and given up on their hopes and dreams too soon, but I’ve decided to be living proof that dreams do come true.”