Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke-Linus is a well known actress who has been in the business for many years. She was born on the 2nd of October 1982 and her teeth in acting during her teenage years as far back as 1997, she had starred in two Nollywood productions. Apart from acting, she is also a script writer, producer, director and model.
Stephanie also once participated in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant in 2002, where she came in 2nd runner up. She is one of eight children and was born and raised in Delta state. She completed her university degree at the University of Calabar in English and Literary Studies.
She has acted in over 90 movies and has won many accolades for her efforts as well. Her movie Dry, which she released in 2014, was a very educating movie and it shone light on the plight of the sufferers of Visecovaginal Fistula (VVF), a condition which is rampant in the Northern part of the country as a result of early marriages. She won the best movie awards at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
She got married to her heartthrob, Linus Idahosa in 2012. This is the second marriage as the first one, which was to a Nigerian ex-footballer Chikelue Iloanusi crashed amidst accusations of incompatibility and infidelity.
Her marriage to the Edo born Linus is blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Maxwell, who was born in 2015.
We celebrate Stephanie as our Woman Crush of the week.