Chinyere Yvonne Okoro is a Ghanaian actress of Nigerian and Ghanaian origin. She has received Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Award in 2010 and was nominated for African Movie Academy Awards Best Actress twice in a row in 2011 and 2012 for her movies Pool Party and Single Six. She was honoured with a Distinguished Achievement Award in 2012 at Nigeria Excellence Awards. She is among the top best actresses in Ghana and known for her remarkable performances.igerian dad and Ghanaian mother, Yvonne Okoro is of mixed lineage and calls herself an African. She comes from a very large family, as the first child of her mother and the fifth of all siblings. She started showing traits of an actress as a child. She attended Achimota Preparatory School after which she went to the Lincoln Community School and then to Faith Montessori School. She continued at Mfanstiman Girls' Senior High School after which she enrolled at University of Ghana, Legon where she did Bachelor of Arts, combining English and Linguistics. Subsequently she was at the University De-Nantes in France to study Press Civilization, Drama and Marketing.
She made her screen debut in Sticking to the Promise, a 2002 movie produced by the Nigerian producer Theo Akatugba, just after her Senior High Education. She also played a cameo role in the hit series Tentacles by the same producer for Point Blank Media Concepts. Those roles paved way for her to feature in Beyonce, her first major movie. When the issue of searching for Jackie Appiah’s resemblances came up, Yvonne was chosen as the doppelganger. She has since featured in numerous Ghanaian and Nigerian movies. She also featured in a movie in France. Currently she is one of the highest paid actresses with great commercial value.