Born in Cameroon, West Africa and educated in the US and Canada, Dorothy A. Atabong is an award winning actress and filmmaker who graduated from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in NYC. After obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Michigan, was honored as the Co-op Student of the Year and made the National Deans List, she decided to take the leap to pursue her passion: Acting and Writing.
She has appeared in roles such as Mattie Campbell in August Wilson’s award winning play Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, in New York and Manon in the U.S. premiere of Angelique, produced by the Detroit Repertory Theatre.
TV appearances include the award winning television series Mayday, Ocean Landing, for the Discovery Channel; Degrassi, The Next Generation; and The Line for TMN.
Dorothy also starred in Glo, a part of The Africa Trilogy directed by Josette Bushell-Mingo, and led a cast of eleven, in the role of Julia in acclaimed play Wedding Band by Alice Childress.
Other roles include The Studio 180 and Canadian Stage Production of The Overwhelming, and Theatre Awakening’s production of In Darfur at Theatre Passe Murialle for SummerWorks for which she won the Emerging Artist Award.
Her production company, Ayinke Films produced the critically acclaimed short film, Sound Of Tears which won a Platinum Remi at WorldFest Houston, and was nominated for Best Short at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. It also garnered a Best Director and Best Short nomination at the Yorkton Film Festival as well as a nomination for Best Short at The Africa Movie Academy Award.
Her published novel, The Princess of Kaya, a romantic drama is now a screenplay. For more information, visit Ayinke Films.