Gioya Tuma-Waku is an actress born in Kinshasa (DRC) and raised in South Africa since the age of two. Her passion for acting and movies began at a young age and by 10, she had a clear vision of having a career as an actress and has never lost sight of that vision. Throughout high school she was part of the drama club and there grew her love for theatre. In 2015 she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and was later one of the 21 students invited back to perform as part of The Academy Company.
Some of her screen credits include Pink Lemonade (2018), Suicide Roadtrip (2018), Call Brady! (2017), Bloggers (2016) and Shine Bright (2016). While her stage credits include playing the title role in Angelique, “Mary” in Detroit, “Gert” in California Suite, Nurse Sue Wilcox in Face Divided directed by Sandy Martin and “Lady in Red” in For Colored Girls directed by Saundra McClain who played “Lady in Red” in the Original Broadway Production.
She is currently SAG-Eligible, living in Los Angeles with the ability to be a local hire in both Miami, FL and New York, NY. Her passion lies in creating characters, worlds and the ability to create stories whether it be in Film, TV or Theatre.