She hails from Iselukwu in Delta State in south southern Nigeria. Christy is the first child in a family of five children. She was raised by her mother and later spent her adult life with her maternal uncle.
Christy had her primary and secondary education in Delta State where she obtained her first and secondary school certificates respectively.
Her Acting Career
Christy made her entry into Nollywood in 1996 and since remained active and relevant in the industry. She has made brilliant appearances in movies, comedy, soap operas, stage plays among others.
She has since starred in several Nollywood movies among them are:
• First Lady
• Midnight Scream
• Ultimate Risk
• The Revealation
• Wicked Affair
• Stone Face
• All By Myself
• American Visa
• Twist of Fate
• Emergency Wedding
• Mouth To Mouth among others.
Christy Okonkwo has paid her dues in the entertainment industry. She is known for her motherly and comic roles has attracted so many fans and has contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nollywood today.
Christy revealed the industry is growing and doing wonderfully well but said that it needs improvement.
Christy Okonkwo is such a creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood star, gifted in interpreting roles in movies. She can fit into any role assigned her except witchcraft and smoking roles which her mother had earlier in life warned her not to accept.
Her style of acting is loved and cherished by her numerous fans across Nigeria and beyond because of her simplicity and comportment.
Her Personal Life
Christy got married in 1982 to one Prophet Olumuyiwa Ayodele Bada. She was divorced in 1994. The marriage is however blessed with four lovely children, three boys and a girl. She said they are everything to her.
She disclosed life has been so good with her and the entire family until her mother passed on in 2005.
Her Net Worth
Christy Okonkwo is indeed one of the strong pillars of Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $400,000 dollars.