Uche Jombo is a Nollywood A-list personality. The Nigerian superstar was born on December 28, 1979. The actress, writer and producer, Uche hails from Abiriba, Abia State, Nigeria.
Uche Jombo has 2 degrees. She obtained a degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Calabar. She furthered her university education at the Federal University of Technology, Minna where she also obtained a degree in Computer Programming.
Uche Jombo made her debut as an actress in Nigerian movies in 1999 with the movie, Visa to Hell. For 17 years, the beautiful and talented actress has successfully evolved from an upcoming actress to a leading actress; to a screenwriter and to a movie producer.
As an actress she has featured in over 60 movies. She has starred in such hit movies as Games Men Play (was also a co-scriptwriter), Girls in the Hood, A Time to Love, The Celebrity, amongst others.
Uche Jombo usually stars in some of her self-produced movies. Such Movies as Nollywood Hustlers, Damage, Holding Hope, Lies Men Tell, Keep my Will, Kiss and Tell, Darkest Night.
In all, Uche, courtesy of her production company, Uche Jombo Studios, has successfully executed the production of over 14 movies. She has also done over 20 screenplays.
The talented actress, who has a good head for business judging from her productions’ successes, is believed to be one of the richest Nollywood actresses.
Uche says that the essence of producing these movies with domestic and human-relations themes is to drive social change in the society. As such, movies like Damage handled the ills of domestic violence.
In 2012, the versatile actress featured in Ebony Life TV reality show, Screen Divas alongside other A-list actresses – Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele and Kate Henshaw. Together the 4 ladies starred in a short movie, New Horizon. The movie directed by Tope Oshin Ogun was a piece that addressed women abuse and domestic violence.
Uche Jombo is a typical miss independent. Clearing the air on her past romance with estranged boyfriend, Ikechukwu Uche, the actress who called it quits years ago had this to say:
“I have been working since I was 14 years old. I personally saw myself through school, not just me, even my younger ones. So, I have always been my own person, I have never needed a man to define me and I have always known that whoever I ended up with is the lucky one.”
In 2012, the down to earth actress got married to her Puerto Rican spouse, Kenny Rodriguez. Together they have a son, Matthew Chinedu Rodriguez.
Uche Jombo has made commendable achievements as a Nollywood personality. The actress through her UJ Studios has created employments for talented art-inclined skilled and talented people.
The actress also runs an NGO, Uche Jombo & You. The organization is targeted at helping and nurturing Nigerian youth who are skilled and talented enough to be actors and writers.
Uche is one Nigerian actress who literally worked her way to the top.