Ufuoma McDermott was born on the 23rd April 1981 in Benin City to Nigerian parents who are indigenes of Delta state in Nigeria. She attended Federal Government College Odogbolu Ogun state for her secondary education and later bagged a degree in French Language from the university of Lagos where she participated in a Federal Government scholarship holiday programme. She does not only acquire certificates and diplomas from Alliance Française and NIIT but also holds two master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Lagos. She attended New York Film Academy in Los Angeles in 2011 for an acrting course and during the period she also did a film making course from Dov Simen’s Hollywood Film Institute. In 2013, she had acquired a certificate in Human Resource Management from the London Business School. In Summer 2015, she was part of the Relatively Education program from Nigeria, which was owned by Relatively Media in Beverly Hills.
In February Ufuoma decided on a movie career. Starting with Zeb Ejiro “The president must die” and has continued to take up major roles in movies. She played her first leading role in May 2015 in ‘Life and Death’ which was her 3rd movie after ‘The President must not die’ and ‘Guy on the Line’. By 200, she took up the challenge in acting in on of the most demanding roles to show how passionate she loves her job as being an actress when she played Chibuzor on the “Edge of Paradise” TV series produced by Royal Roots Network. She has acted in several movies like Christmas is coming (2017), Okafor’s Law (2016), Wives on Strike (2016), A private storm (2010), Esohe (2017) and many more.
As much she is devoted to her career she has also received an award for City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (English) and has gotten four nominations in the category for Best Actress in a comedy Golden Nymph Award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival (2010), Best Actress in a drama series Terracotta Television and Film Awards (2010), Best Actress The Future Awards (2011), Best New Media-Online Video Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards AMVCA (2014), Best Actress City People Awards (2017).