Rhoda Ofori-Attah is not the first member of her family to enjoy the support of BAFTA Elevate. Her sister, Grace, a writer, took part in the programme in 2018. The experience was clearly positive enough to convince Rhoda to apply in 2019. Born in Ghana but raised in the UK, mainly in Yorkshire, Rhoda trained at the Oxford School of Drama.
She made her small screen debut in 2005, appearing in Rose and Maloney (ITV) before landing roles in The Bill (ITV); Grownups (BBC Three) and Coronation Street (ITV). But it is within the last few years that Rhoda has really begun to show her chops. First, there was the character of Edith in two episodes of Last Tango in Halifax (BBC) in 2016, and then came Stella in Silent Witness two-parter ‘Remembrance’ (BBC) a year later. Roles in feature film Tulip Fever (2017) and television series Trust Me (BBC); Cold Feet (ITV); Doctors (BBC) and Holby City (BBC) soon followed.
She has also appeared in Informer (BBC), Dark Heart (ITV) and Temple (Sky). Rhoda joined the critically acclaimed show Top Boy in 2019, alongside EE Rising star Micheal Ward, and she’ll be returning in the second season for Netflix, and you’ll also be able to see her in the new season 3 of Sex Education (Netflix). You can catch up with her now in Uberto Pasolina’s new film, Nowhere Special (2020) starring James Norton.
Rhoda is also a qualified Pharmacist and has been working on the frontline throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. She is currently writing a script set in a pharmacy.