Nigerian-British Actress, Susan Wokoma in ‘Super Simple Love Story’
Award-winning Nigerian-British actress and writer Susan Wokoma will cast as a series regular in a new CBS romantic comedy series, Super Simple Love Story. The show will tell the story of how “an unlikely couple becomes an unlikely family” using interviews and vignettes that span over 10 years. Wokoma will star alongside Daily Show’s Ronny Chieng, and other stars such as Elizabeth Alderfer, David Walton, Parker Young, Vanessa Marano and Laura Marano.
Super Simple Love Story was initially titled The US Project and The Story of US before being changed to its new title, written and executive produced by Mike Royce and Pam Fryman, and directed and produced by Nick Stoller, Sony Pictures TV and CBS TV Studios.
Abby, Wokoma’s character, is Morgan’s (Alderfer) friend and co-worker who’s content to loathe her job as long as the checks keep coming in, while Morgan struggles with finding fulfilment in her job and relationship.
Susan Wokoma was born on December 31, 1987, in Southwark, London, England. She is best known for her roles as Raquel in the E4/Netflix show Crazyhead and Cynthia in Chewing Gum. Wokoma was listed as one of Europe’s Forbes 30 under 30 in 2017 and named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit by an international jury, later that same year.
Wokoma made her television debut at 14 as a participant in CBBC’s Serious Jungle in 2002. She was also a member of The National Youth Theatre, making her professional acting debut in the BAFTA-winning That Summer Day before going on to train at RADA aged 19.
No premiere date has been announced for Super Simple Love Story yet.
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