Ghanaian-British actress, Michaela Coel has a high-profile fan – Barack Obama, the former president of the United States.
Obama disclosed in an online post ‘I May Destroy You,’ the critically acclaimed British comedy-drama television series created, and written by Coel is one of his favourite TV show this year.
Coel plays the lead role of Arabella in the series. She also executive produced and directed episodes of the series.
“Like everyone else, we were stuck inside a lot this year, and with streaming further blurring the lines between theatrical movies and television features,” reads by a post by the 44th president of the United States naming productions he enjoyed this year.
“I’ve expanded the list to include visual storytelling that I’ve enjoyed this year, regardless of format.”
Michaela Ewuraba Boakye-Collinson was born to Ghanaian parents in London. She is a graduate of Guildhall School of Music and Drama and won the Laurence Olivier Bursary Award.
She won ‘Best Female Performance in a comedy Prize’ for her sitcom ‘Chewing Gum’ and ‘Breakthrough Talent of the Year’ at the 2016 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Craft Awards.
Coel is also on the list of TIME Magazine’s most influential people in 2020.