Joke Silva who was born in 1961, is a Nigerian actress and Movie Director. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, into a family of 4 children.She hails from Isale-eko (Lagos Island) though her mum, Dr. [Mrs]. Marianne Abimbola Silva, hailed from Abeokuta in Ogun State. She attended Holy Child College in Lagos after which she studied English at the University of Lagos.
She then relocated to England and studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
She came into the acting profession in the year 1981 and had her first performance in the English movie titled "Mind Bending" in 1990 and in a Yoruba movie titled "Owurolojo" in 1993.
Joke Silva married in 1985 to a veteran Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs and their marriage has been blessed with two children. She has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2006 and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008.