She was born on the 17th of May, 1986 into a family of six children of which she is a twin and one of the last born children of the family in Abia State in south eastern Nigeria. Lazarus is originally from Ukwa East Local Government Area of Abia State.
Lazarus had her both primary and secondary education in her home town where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate and the West African Senior School Certificate respectively.
She later proceeded to the University of Ibadan to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography.
Her Acting Career
Lazarus began her career as a model in 2002 before joining the Nigerian Movie Industry in 2009. She acted her first movie “Waiting Years”, a movie she got a role through the help of Gbenro Ajibade who then introduced Lazarus to a movie director.
Lazarus is predominantly known for her roles in several Nollywood movies. Some of her movies include:
• Waiting Years (2009)
• Desperate Housegirls (2013)
• Better Than The Beginning (2015)
• Bad Drop (2015)
• Losing Control (2015) as Uche
• Okafor’s Law (2016) as Kamsi
• Dance To My Beat (2017)
• The Road Not Taken II (2017)
• Love Lost (2017) as Rena
• Homely: What Men Want (2018) as Keji
• Accidental Affair (2019) as Kristen
• Clustered Colours (2019)
Lazarus is also a model. She has made appearances in commercials for communication giants like Airtel and MTN.
Lazarus, in an interview with the Vanguard Newspaper revealed that veteran actresses Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Joke Silva are her role models in the Nigerian movie industry. She also named American actress Kimberly Elise as one she admires because of her extensive body of work.
Awards and Nominations
Lazarus has in her years in the movie industry won several prestigious awards including:
• Most Promising Actress of the Year (English) at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2018.
• Lazarus was nominated for Best Actress in a leading role at the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON) Awards in 2018.
Her Personal Life
Mary Lazarus comes from a family of six children and is one of the last born children of her parents alongside her twin brother. In an interview with The Punch print media, she described herself as a fun-loving person.
Her Net Worth
Mary Lazurus is indeed a successful Nollywood actress, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $300,000 dollars.