Nana Mensah TV/FILM: She can be found in Judd Apatow’s recently released, King of Staten Island, starring SNL’s Pete Davidson. She recurs as Dr. Camilla Candelario on NBC’s “New Amsterdam”, and as Josephine Achola in Seasons 3 and 4 of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”. She has guest starred on CBS’s “Evil”, “The Good Fight”, and “Madam Secretary”. She wrote, directed and stars in the forthcoming independent film Queen of Glory and also played the role of Sade for two seasons of the popular series, “An African City” (2015 Golden Movie Award Winner, 2016 AMVCA Nominee). THEATER: When COVID hit, Nana was about to go into tech for Jocelyn Bioh’s much anticipated play, Nollywood Dreams at MCC Theater’s mainstage. Prior to that, she played the role of Mitra in Clubbed Thumb Summerworks’s sold out production of Lunch Bunch, which was a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Most notably, she played Tamyra in the New York premiere of Tracy Letts’ Man from Nebraska at Second Stage Theater, directed by Tony Winner and MacArthur Genius Award recipient, David Cromer. For that role she was nominated for a 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, a 2017 Outer Critics’ Circle Award, and a 2017 AUDELCO Award. She also starred as ‘Clare’ in the hit 2016 OBIE Award-winning play, I’ll Never Love Again (a chamber piece) by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Clare Barron. WRITER: As a TV writer, Nana recently finished the second season of Netflix’s short form series “BONDING”; a comedy about BDSM, in which she also will play a starring role. She sold Imperium, an hour-long drama pilot to AMC Studios. Her short film script, Step Nine, a finalist for Tribeca Institute’s Through Her Lens award, is being developed into a series for Showtime Networks, produced alongside Sarah Jessica Parker’s Pretty Matches Productions and Refinery29.
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