A native of Idoma in Benue State, Nigeria, Ada Ameh is a Nollywood actress and comedian born and raised in the Ajegunle area of Lagos State.
She got her big break when erstwhile filmmaker, Zeb Ejiro, handed her, as a greenhorn, a role in the 1998 movie, Domitila.
"It was Zeb Ejiro that discovered my talent. He met me and we got talking. He saw something that I didn’t see in me. I didn’t know I had such talent. All my life, if you ask me, I would say I was going to be a medical doctor or a singer. So Zeb saw something in me and when Domitila was to be shot, he said he had somebody who he wanted to play the role of ‘Anita’. They looked for me and they found me. It was not the era of GSM. Anyway, they got me; I was a greenhorn, very green. But people like Pat Okiri and Basorge taught me how to interpret a script. That was how it started."
After Domitila, she then landed roles in Blood Money and Pam Pam Pam.
She speaks Idoma, Ibibio and Yoruba very fluently, and also speaks a little Igbo.