Interview: Queen Sugar’s Chocolate Kofi Siriboe

Before my interview with the lead actor of Queen Sugar, I had a chance to binge watch the show. It’s not often that my schedule allots for that luxury. Nevertheless, I’m in three episodes deep with a more profound idea of who I will be interviewing. Now, if you’ve been tuning in to OWN every Wednesday, then you’ve seen this handsome chocolate man. His acting skills are impeccable, smile lights up a room and intensity lights a fire. Yes, I’m talking about Kofi Siriboe. He’s kind of the new kid on the block although his IMdb isn’t shy of impressive credits. Technically, you’re still “new” until you get the Oprah seal of approval. Oh… and Oprah has given the green light on this young talent.

Kofi Siriboe portrays Ralph Angel Bordelon in the series. His character faces an _dsc8699-exposure-3-2abundance of challenges. One of those challenges includes his recent release from prison and getting his life back on track.  Kofi began his professional acting career at just six years of age, following a life-changing chance encounter with an agent at a Beverly Hills shopping mall.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, Siriboe is a first-generation American with deep roots in West Africa.  His great-grandfather was a highly respected Ghanaian King of the Juaben/Ashanti tribe.  He is the middle child of three siblings; his brothers Kwame Boateng and Kwesi Boakye are also actors.

After seeing his acting chops on OWN’s drama series, Queen Sugar, it was a pleasure to discuss with him the complexity of his character. Kofi is very personable, humble and a delight to interview. There’s no doubt that I’ll continue supporting his acting career. You can too! By watching the above interview and tuning into Queen Sugar every Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.

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