Annie Ilonzeh

  • American actress
  • Born August 23, 1983

Annette Ngozi Ilonzeh is an Nigerian-American actress. From 2010 to 2011, she played Maya Ward on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital, and later starred as Kate Prince in the short-lived ABC reboot of Charlie's Angels. She later had a recurring roles on shows such as Arrow, Drop Dead Diva and Empire. In 2017, Ilonzeh played Kidada Jones in the biographical drama film All Eyez on Me, and starred in the thriller 'Til Death Do Us Part.

I have always wanted to do something high octane. I've wanted to tackle an action role where I play a tomboy but empower myself as a woman.

I've been introduced to some huge designers that I could never afford. It's really cool.

I feel like decades ago it was either you're black, white, Asian or Hispanic, or whatever, but today we see more of an acceptance for people with multi-nationalities.

I want to touch the world through my performances on screen but also off screen.

You can go as far as you want to go.

I'm really good with sweats, not really good with heels, and not really good with accessorizing yet.

I come from an interracial family: My father is from Nigeria, and so he is African-American, and my mother is American and white, so I rarely see skin color. It's never an issue for me.

I relate to both my Caucasian side and my African side, and I love that.