Biography of Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic Early Life

Rita Dominic as she is known was born as Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha on the 12th of July 1975, a Nigerian actress and movie producer to the Royal Waturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. Her parents Dr & Mrs Dominic Waturuocha are both medical practitioners with a doctor dad and mum who is a nurse. She is the last of four children.

She is an alumnus of one of the unity schools in the country, Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State. From there she proceeded to the prestigious University of Port Harcourt, where she graduated with a BA (Honours) in Theatre Arts. This was in 1999.

Rita Dominic’s Rise to Nollywood Fame

Rita Dominic Nollywood

At an early age Rita knew exactly what she wanted to do in life. She always wanted to do Theatre Arts even when many of her friends where going for the popular programs of medicine, law, engineering and what have you. While in the University of Port Harcourt she featured in various dramas. She also gained experience in television shows in her home state of Imo.

She made her way into the Nigerian Movie Industry popular known as Nollywood with her debut movie “A Time to Kill”. She has over the years starred in over 100 movies in Nollywood and is regarded as one of the leading actresses in the industry. For her talent and great skills on the screen especially being able to interpret her characters she has received numerous awards. One of such awards includes the City People Awards in 2004 and 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards as Best Actress in a leading role and many others.

Rita Dominic has also delved into producing her own movies with one of them, The Meeting being nominated 5 times and also won awards. Together with popular Nigerian director Mildred Okwo she co-founded The Audrey Silver Company that produced The Meeting movie. The movie won the New Era Award at the 2014 AMVCA and the 2015 Best Producer in a Comedy.

Rita Dominic is regarded as one of the fashionable actresses in the movie industry and despite her age she still looks like one that is still in her 20s. She is one of the highest paid actresses in the Nigerian Movie Industry. She is also known to exercise for two hours daily in order to keep fit, relieve stress and also keep up the beauty that many people are still admiring.

Rita Dominic Interests

As a way of hobbies Rita likes reading, travelling, seeing movies, and acting. She is a shy person and can be private about her personal life and relationships.

Rita Dominic Relationship

In an interview she granted the Juice, she opened up that she is to date someone for about 4 years but didn’t work out due to the drama created by the press and paparazzi. She further said that she also dated someone else for another one year but that didn’t work out too.  She is currently single and searching according to her.

Her most recent appearance in a move is the ’76 movie that recounts the life of Murtala Mohammed, a former Nigerian Head of State. The movie has premiered in cinemas and it is a highly anticipated piece.

Rita Dominic is a movie icon as long as Nollywood is concerned and she keeps blazing the trail and setting new standards in the industry.

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