It’s uncertain when Hollywood will buzz one with fame- so was for a school teacher-turned-actress Vivienne Acheampong. Her role as Lucienne in DC comics-based Netflix series The Sandman (2022) saw her acclaim & fandom worldwide.
During her days of struggle, the England-born clung to her acting passion in theaters & TV series, concurrently working as a teacher. Acheampong’s on-screen credits include Famalam, The Emily Atack Show, The One, and Ellie & Natasia.
When Is Vivienne Acheampong Birthday? Age, Height & Family
Born in 1984 in London, England, the UK, Vivienne Acheampong celebrates her birthday on November 30. As of August 2022, the Turn Up Charlie actress is 38 years old and has a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
An English by nationality, she has African ethnic background- of Ghanian origin.
Acheampong’s mother is Rose Acheampong. She has a sister named Barbara Acheampong, the founder of One Click 2 Ghana, a consulting firm. Moreover, Barbara is the author of the children’s book Pookie Dumplings Books.
Vivienne Cut Her Hair After Father’s Death
Many may recognize her with short hair, but she was obsessed with long hair but later cut it.
In an interivew with Hollywood Reporter in August 2022, Vivienne told that it was after her father’s death (in 2018) that she chose the short looks.
“I was always obsessed with my hair, like obsessed. And then when I lost my dad, I looked at myself in the mirror and I just didn’t recognize myself. It was really weird. So I went to the barber and cut it all off.”
Although Acheampong barely posts about her family on Instagram, she does react to every family picture that her sister shares.
On August 21, 2021, her sister Barbara shared a picture of their father (that would be his birthday) and cited it was a loss of 3 years.
Worked As A Teacher To Support Herself During Early Acting Days
Vivienne Acheampong was a substitute teacher while carrying out her occasional acting roles. As per IMDB, she made her on-screen debut in the role of Che in the film The Trap (2015).
Then, the actress had one-episode appearances in The Aliens, Doctors, We the Jury, and Holby City. In 2018, her acting got a professional stride through the sketch comedy Famalam, through 2020, so she left her teaching job.
It followed her TV roles in:
- Turn Up Charlie
- Death in Paradise
- The Other One
- The Emily Atack Show
- The One
In 2020, Acheampong played Alice’s mother in The Witches featuring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, and Stanley Tucci.
Acheampong Portrayed Lucienne In ‘The Sandman’
The year 2022 brought Vivienne to stardom after she portrayed Lucienne in the fantasy drama The Sandman starring Tom Sturridge, Boyd Holbrook, and Patton Oswalt.
Other actors in the series include Gwendoline Christie, Razane Jammal, Vanesu Samunyai (Kyo Ra), and David Thewlis, among others.
In the DC comics Netflix series, her character Lucienne is the right hand to Sturridge’s character Morpheus/Dream. It premiered on August 5, 2022, and consists of 10 episodes.
‘The Sandman’ is the first screen adaptation of the 90s comics by Neil Gaiman after a decades-long effort to tune it into the screen. As for a fact, Acheampong’s character Lucienne is the female version of the original comic character Lucien.
Moreover, the same year, she appeared in another TV series Ellie & Natasia, and in the theater production of Is God Is as Angie. Other stage credits of the actress include Julius Caesar, Rainbow Class, Monster Raving Loony, City Of Glass, and Nassim.
Will There Be Season 2 of ‘The Sandman’?
The official confirmation for second season of The Sandman remains on hold. But seems the likelihood of its Season 2 will be sooner.
In an interview with Rolling Stone on August 6, 2022, showrunner Allan Heinberg told about plans for the production of another season of The Sandman. He told:
“Well, we had a writer’s room for 20 weeks to talk about Season Two and to break stories and generate outlines and first drafts. And now I’m having early talks with production design and VFX and getting everything into position, so that if we are lucky enough to have a Season Two, we’re ready to go, ideally with the same team who made Season One.”
No doubt it added eagerness to fans, let’s wait!
Relationship Of Vivienne Acheampong- Married Or Dating?
The Famalam actress keeps most of her personal life details to herself. So far, there are no reports of Acheampong’s marriage or husband. Even more, she prefers not to disclose her dating life or boyfriend.
But she does seem close with her mother and sister. Well, her sister Barbara is married and has a daughter.
Fans are still keeping an eagle eye on Vivienne as they are not convinced that she could be single & may have a secret relationship.
Well, the proof speaks, so these assumptions are still far from reality.
Net Worth In 2022
Vivienne Acheampong has an estimated net worth of $200,000 in 2022. Before a firm stand in acting, she was a substitute teacher & now is earning a considerable sum through on-screen ventures.
As per a report by Deadline, Netflix spent $15 million per episode on The Sandman, which totals a whopping $165 million in production for Season 1. So it is likely that casts are getting a lucrative sum.
Allegedly, she pocketed a salary in the 6-digit figure from the Netflix series The Sandman, as one of its main characters.