MaameYaa Boafo made her Off-Broadway debut as Tina Pardon in the New York premiere of Walter Mosley’s LIFT at 59E59. She originated the role in the world premiere at Crossroads Theatre, with Marshall Jones at the helm, in Spring 2014. Her regional theater credits include Ophelia in Hamlet (The American Globe Theatre tour, dir. Dennis Turney); Circle Mirror Transformation (u/s George Street Playhouse, dir. Anders Cato); Educational Tour Company (George Street Playhouse, David Saint/ Jim Jack/Gail Howard, dir.); Shakespeare Alive! (Maryland Shakespeare Festival, Becky Kemper, dir.); a Courtesan in Comedy of Errors (Maryland Shakespeare Festival, Drew Kahl, dir.).
She originated the role of Biftu in Antu Yacob’s Mourning Sun as well as Akosua in Cori Thomas’s Akosua means Sunday (4th Street Theatre, Lisa Peterson, dir.). Her film and TV credits include The Family Fang (Jason Bateman, dir.), When It All Falls Down, Exposure, Breathe, Asa, Azure II, New York I Love You, Bus Nut (Rosa Parks), “Madam Secretary” (CBS) and commercials. She was also featured in the documentary Black is Beautiful and stars in a music video for musician ABIAH, which she also co-directed. As a print model MaameYaa has worked with photographers such as Matt Furman, Jamel Toppin, Hannan Saleh, J.Quazi King and Baron Claiborne and models for uber-pop women's brand, Rue107. MaameYaa is currently finishing her first screenplay to be filmed later in the year. MaameYaa stars as Nana Yaa in the international hit web series, “An African City.”