Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante is a Ghanaian movie actress, producer and director, and philanthropist. Her latest film ‘SilveRain’ is nominated for – Best Film in West Africa and Best costume for 2015 in the Africa Magic viewer’s choice awards (AMVCA) and also 2015 “Best Overall Film In Africa”. In 1999 Juliet started the production house “Eagle House Productions”. That same year she also started ‘Save Our Women International’, a non-profit entity focussing on female sexual education and launched an innovation that makes short movies for the mobile phone in Africa in 2014 called “Mobile Flicks”. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of “Black Star International Film Festival”. Eagle Productions has helped train some actors and actresses in Ghana through its training arm, the Eagle Drama Workshop.
Asante was born in Ghana and is the second of five children. Asante holds a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She also holds two Bachelors. She graduated from University of Cape Coast, and also graduated from National Film and Television Institute.