Regina Daniels is one of youngest and highest paid Nollywood actresses at just 17 years old. She began her acting career at the age of 7 and shot into our consciousness when she featured in the movie Miracle Child. She has acted alongside the best in the industry and is also very popular on the social media with over a million fans.
This article is about her life, career and other things you may not have known about her.
Regina Daniels was born on the 10th of October 2000 at Asaba , Delta State to a mother Rita Daniels, who is also an actress and the current chairman of Delta State Actors Guild of Nigeria branch.
She had her early education at Hollywood International School, Asaba, before heading to Igbinedion University Okada for her tertiary education which she is currently facing.
She began acting at the tender age of 7 and her debut movie was Marriage of Sorrow. After this she continued acting in several other movies as she was growing up.
Regina was introduced into acting by her mother, whom she followed regularly to movie locations. The mother has dispelled rumors that she forced her daughter into acting, disclosing rather that it was her daughter who showed interest in acting at an early age and pestered her for help in getting a role. She also disclosed that Regina got N5000 for her first movie role as a child.
Today, Regina Daniels is also a movie producer as she has produced some movies including twins apart and the Jericho.
She is currently combining her university education with her acting career and still finds time to go on location for movies.
Regina has acted in so many movies ever since she began her career and some of these movies include;
- Dumebi In School
- My Kids & I
- Jaja The Great
- Hanging A Coffin
- My Mother My Pain
- Powerful Virgin
- Plantain Girl
- Python Girl
- Royal Covenant
- Queen Rebecca
- Stronger Than The Gods
- The Bat Man
- Tears Of Ojiugo
- The Bleeding Girl
- The Fish
- The King & The Python
- The Jericho
- The Miracle Girl
- Traditional War (Part 1)
- Twins Apart
- Wipe Your Sorrows
Regina Daniels is without her own controversy which seems to come with the turf. She was accused by her friend Caise of blackmail. According to her friend, the actress had talked her into having sex with a producer for a movie role and when she refused, Regina resorted to blackmailing her.
According to Caise, the actress threatened to release her nude pictures on social media if she refused.
However, Regina debunked these rumors by stating that she doesn’t have a Facebook account which is the social media that the communication took place. She also disclosed that the phone number used in calling the victim wasn’t hers.
Finally she shared a picture of her and the alleged victim as proof that they were still very good friends, and that there were no problems between them.
The brain behind the set up and smear campaign has since been arrested and is being prosecuted by the police.
She is the founder of Regina Daniels Foundation. This organization is primarily focused on providing help and caring for disabled children.
She has won several awards and has been nominated for lots of them as well. However her most notable award is “Actress of the Year” at Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
She has five siblings, and is the fifth child in a family of three boys and three girls. Her siblings names are Ifeoma, Emmanuel, Lawrence, Samuel and Destiny.
Regina’s mum, Rita Daniels is also an actress and not only did she introduce her daughter into acting, but takes credit for her growth in the industry.
Rita Daniels began acting at her local Anglican church as a child and then moved into Nollywood when the opportunity presented itself.
Besides acting, she is also involved in politics and entrepreneurship. Rita Daniels is currently the majority leader and counselor for Aniocha North Local Government Area in Delta State.
She is also the CEO of Chris Daniels Limited and manager of Last Point Resort.
According to Regina, her mother has successfully shielded her from the adverse effects of fame.
Regina Daniels charges about N600,000 for a movie and has an estimated net worth of $ 350,000
Regina Daniels Role Models
According to Regina, her role models in the movie industry are Genevieve Nnaji and Mercy Johnson. Internationally she also looks up to Angelina Jolie.