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Ghanaian-German Actor Eugene Boateng: biography, family, relationship, career

Birth, country of origin

Ghanaian-German actor Eugene Boateng is definitely one to look out for when it comes to rising stars in the acting scene. Eugene featured in the African Film about migrants ‘Borga’.

The movie takes you through what life is as an African migrant and what are the perceptions that people back home have once you embark on the journey to seeking a better life in Europe.

Often is it imagined that it is all bread and butter, but what is worse so, is that a lot of people in the diaspora assume this image of a luxurious life style.

Ghanaian-German actor Eugene Boateng during a scene in the movie ‘BORGA’.

Eugene was born Eugene Kwaku Asante Ata Boateng on March 20, 1985 in Düsseldorf. He is an actor, choreographer, dancer and model.

The actor shared on Instagram the meaning to his name. Kwaku – Born on a wednesday, Asante – his tribe, Ata – Because he has a twin, Boateng – meaning family.

Actor Eugene Boateng enjoying a coconut in his hometown Ghana.


Born to Ghanaian parents, Eugene Boateng aka U-Gin grew up with his 7 siblings on Kiefernstrasse in Düsseldorf, which is a place famously known for squatters. His environment had such diversity that he was inspired to dance and at 19 he started training in his parent’s attic wining his first competition.

READ ALSO: Africans in Germany, film ‘Borga’ highlights the struggles of African migrants


He has appeared in several music videos with artists such as Kool Savas, MIA, jan Delay and the No Angels.

He has appeared in films such as Fhlip Fhlop , together with Ernest Allan Hausmann , A Taste Of Ra or Tales of the Funky.

Further training by lecturers from the Berlin drama school Ernst Busch and the University of the Arts in the fields of singing, acting and directing helped him to roles in love makes sexy, Robert Zimmermann wonders about love in series such as Um Himmels Willen and Cinema commercials.

A scene in the movie about Ghanaian immigrants ‘Borga’ where Eugene Boateng was the lead actor.

His cinema debut was in a leading role alongside Christian Ulmen in Beck’s last summer (2015). 

In 2021 he took on the title role in York-Fabian Raabe’s feature film Borga , which won him the award for socially relevant film as associate producer and actor at the 42nd Max Ophüls Film Festival. He also received a nomination as Best Newcomer.

Eugene with his friend and director of movie ‘Borga’, York-Fabian Raabe.

The star also features in 2021 Netflix Series ‘Tribes of Europa’ which is airing now.

Boateng playing a role in the new Netflix series ‘Tribes of Europa’.


It is unknown who Eugene Boateng is dating at the time.

Other facts about Eugene Boateng:

Height -1.86 m

Eye colour – brown

Diet – non vegeterian

Hobbies – Reading, photography, working out at thegym, learning, travelling, internet surfing and to name a few.

Source: Eugene Boateng Instagram, Netflix