Actress / Singer/ Writer / V.O.
Falling culprit to many a cyclone whiplash, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Okuboyejo is a first generation Nigerian-American, multi-hyphenate artist. As a libra sun, aries moon, and scorpio rising combo, she bares home to a harmonious blend of contradictions: as fearless as she is tender, and as silly as she is introspective. 2 short months after graduation, she joined the HAMILTON chicago company (U/S Eliza, Angelica and Peggy). She then went on to star as Ayamma in MCC's, NOLLYWOOD DREAMS by Jocelyn Bioh, which earned her rave reviews. Additional credits include: RAGTIME on Ellis Island (Sarah), THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Janet). Tv credits include TOMMY (CBS).
Rooted in love, truth and community, she makes it a priority for her original work to reflect that as well. At the helm of book, music and lyrics, her all-female led new musical HALONA & OPHELIA was selected in 2018 to receive a staged reading under the 'pace new musicals' initiative. It was further selected to be developed through apples and oranges theater accelerator program, and has been showcased at various venues including Pace University, Schaeberlee Studios, 54 below and the Hartt school of music. She is also the author, illustrator, and audiobook narrator of children’s book BLACK GIRL MAGIC ABC, as well as the book writer of original play SAVE THE PIECES. Sandra was recently named a 2022 Jonathan Larson Grant finalist.
In the voice-over world, Sandra was recently featured as Nana on Emerald Audio's production of RAINBOW GIRL, written by 18-time NY Times bestselling author Jane Green. Additional work includes audiobooks for 'THE SWEETEST REMEDY', 'AFRICAN TOWN', 'MINECRAFT: THE HAVEN TRIALS', & 'JACKAL' (which earned her a Starred Review on the Booklist December 2022 issue, a spot on Audible's 13 Best Debuts of 2022 list and a 2023 Earphones Award).
'Abandon judgement. Set fire to your compassion barometer. Sharpen your authenticity lens. And don't forget to laugh' X
Updates : sandraokuboyejo.com / @sandraokuboyejo.
Pace University BFA Musical Theater
...Okuboyejo alchemizes small character details from a recognizable archetype into an emotionally involving young woman with dreams as big as her heart is tender, and her mind is sharp. Her determination is sincere and infectious..."
Daniel J Vasquez of Theatrely