Korto = Fighter, her family had no idea the power of the name they appointed her with. But, when it came time for her to pursue her passion and purpose, Liberian Native, Korto Davis, fought for her belief and choice of becoming an actress against her family wishes. She attended the film school Eagle Drama College of professional studies in Accra Ghana 2011. Since then she has starred in couple of movies in Ghana, Nigeria, and Liberia. The leading Lollywood screen beauty set a record in 2017 by opening doors for Liberian-actors and the movie industry in Liberia. She made the category of “Best Lead Role in Film” for the Nigerian Entertainment Awards(NEA). This is the first time for a Liberian to be nominated in the history of African films. The actress was in the category with some of Africa’s best screen-actors like Ama K Abebrese, Chris Attoh, Majid Michel and Yvonne Okoro. The NEA is one of the highest and biggest awards ceremony hosted yearly in the U.S.
Korto has also starred in Providence with Hollywood actress Vivica A. Fox, Just One Kiss, Comfort Zone, Living With Trisha, Crazy Maid, Heart Attack, and Touch My Body with fellow Liberian actor Josephus Tolbert, whom she recently worked with for the fourth time on the set of "Fatima's Revenge " in Atlanta, Ga this year... just to name a few. I had the pleasure of meeting and seeing Korto's talent first hand on the set of the film "Fatima" in 2017. However, almost 8 months later, we were back together for another film and she didn't disappoint. She is a true talent, with a beautiful and humbling spirit. You can clearly see that she is in her element when on set. But, she has an observant mind and spirit as well. I was lucky to get to know her a little more personally this time around. Therefore, I couldn't pass up on the opportunity to introduce you all to this amazing Goddess. I truly believe you will all come to know her on the small and big screen here in America very soon.
If you want to know more, checkout my interview below!
1. Were you named after someone and what does your named mean?
The name "Korto" was given to me from birth by my parents and it means FIGHTER.
2. Where were you born and raised?
I was born and raised in Monrovia, Liberia West Africa
3. When did you decide that you wanted to be an actress?
In 2005 when I was still in high school I took my decision to become full time actress
4. What or Who inspired you?
I was inspired by God, because everyone else including my own family members never believed in my dream of becoming an actress.
5. What did you want to be when you were a child?
I wanted to be a journalist. But all that changed when I peeped through a little hole of a local video center and watched few clips of a movie
6. What were you doing before you started officially pursuing your career in the movie industry?
I was working with an NGO, at the same time going to school
7. How has it been for you, now that you are beginning to cross over to America?
Over so many years struggling in the past, it's been in the last year or so, that my career has taken a positive turn and it has been tremendously wonderful! My crossing over to America (Hollywood) is a complete miracle and a dream come true. To God be the glory!
8. What do you want to be known for?
I want to be known for my simplicity and distinctness
9. What have been 3 key points in branding yourself or building your career so far?
Prayer, working smarter than harder, and minding my own business. (You see me when you see me)
10. What advice would you give to aspiring actresses?
Be prayerful, love yourself first, and then the act. Don't ever say "YES" to every "NO" , because people will always be there to say "No" to you. Instead, what you need to do is to take that 'NO" and place it before God; keep trying and wait to see what will happen if you don't give up.
Now for some fun questions.
11. What is your favorite genre of films?
I've always been a comedy person all my life. I LOVE Comedy Films!
12. What American actor or actress you would love to work with?
I honestly would like to work with Tyler Perry. Working with Lupita will be a plus
13. Do you have any goals left for 2018?
Yes, and that goal is to hit the big screen before 2018 comes to an end
14. How do you keep yourself motivated and positive?
I keep myself motivated and positive by praying to God; I look up to him for everything anyways.
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