Angelina Nyajima Jacob

Angelina Nyajima Jacob

Actor in New York City, New York

About Angelina

Malnourished and sick I was one of many children born under refugee status during the second Sudanese Civil War. In a long journey across three countries I finally gained asylum to come to the United states in the summer of 1998.

Immigrating to America meant that I had access to education, food, shelter, healthcare, and freedom, but it came at a cost as I left most of my family back In Africa. My real challenge came trying to adapt into American society. Growing up in Omaha, NE (where the common person has never seen a South Sudanese person) made me an earthly alien, with questions?comments like; "Why are you so shinny?" "Are you sick?" "Mommy look it's a monster" I guess you can say I didn't have a very typical childhood.

After Graduation I took a very calculated risk and moved to New York city, with a one way ticket, no place to live, and 120 dollars to pursue my dream of Acting, (I highly do not recommend this plan). I became a student at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and Things started changing for the better.

I have been blessed to have such a unique life, I went from a poor refugee war child, to an Actress, Model, and Humanitarian, (The real Cinderella story). Everything I went through gave me a unique substance to fuel my craft, and it ultimately made me who I am today.


Name: Angelina Nyajima Jacob

Lives in: New York City, New York

Occupation: Actor

Education

  • New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
    (2013-2015)

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