NKECHI EMERUWA-NEUBERG (first name pronounced nnn-KAY-chee) is an actor, performance artist, singer-songwriter and painter. She recieved her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. While at Stanford she performed in a few theater productions and on a dare auditioned for and was chosen to sing lead for a college band. After working a few years as an engineer for a leading semiconductor chip manufacturer in Silicon Valley following college, she felt inspired by God to pursue life as an artist. Nkechi entered the entertainment industry as a model and after some acting training began booking national commercials. After studying the Meisner Technique to further develop her craft as an actor roles in film and theater have been added to her growing resume.
Feature film credits include About Cherry (Stephen Elliott), 99% (Celik Kayalar) and Jujuluv (Lisbon Okafor). See Film page for complete list. Nkechi's on-camera representation is Stars, the Agency in San Francisco and Avalon Artists Group www.avalonartists.com in Los Angeles.
Feature film credits include a supporting role alongside Heather Graham, Dev Patel and James Franco in About Cherry (Stephen Elliott). A supporting role in 99% with Carl Lumbly (Celik Kayalar) and a lead role in Jujuluv (Lisbon Okafor). See Film page for complete list. Nkechi's on-camera representation is Stars, the Agency www.starsagency.com in San Francisco and Avalon Artists Group www.avalonartists.com in Los Angeles.
Theatre credits include Nkechi's solo work, Licensed to Drive While Black at Z Space, Licensed to Drive While Black (Revisited) with San Francisco International Arts Festival and Politics: The Language of Color & All Her Children at Young Performers Theatre, all three shows written & performed by NKECHI. Young Jean Lee's CHURCH and The Shipment with Crowded Fire Theatre, Amy Herzog's Belleville with Custom Made Theater,Michelle Carter's Rose in America with Alter Theatre, Tanya Barfield's The Call with Theatre Rhinoceros and Scurmbly Koldewyn's Untamed Stage with Thrillpeddlers. Additional credits include Suessical, the Musical (Kimberly Dooley), In Our Own Words (Jackie Bendzinski),The BFG (Jon Tracy), Abigail, the Rock Opera (Michael Xavier), Trucker Rhapsody (Katherine Murphy), Vagina Monologues (Tracy Ward), Farewell to a Cannibal Rage (Sandra L. Richards) as well as improvisational theater and sketch comedy with the Oui Be Negroes Ensemble (Shaun Landry and Hans Summers). Complete list is on Theater Credits page. Nkechi completed the Summer Training Congress - Classical Intensive (Shakespeare) at American Theater Conservatory and has been a passionate theatre artist ever since.
As a singer-songwriter Nkechi's voice and music explore a range of music territory, from acoustic soul to folk rock and pop in a signature inspirational and lyrical sound. Nkechi's rich vocal textures and knack for improvisation make her live performances a dynamic one-of-a-kind experience. She writes conscious messages delivered through verse, rhyme, and melody. Nkechi's EP Soul Rock Butterfly is available on the Music page.
Nkechi believes God designed her to utilize an integration of her left and right brains which requires a daily practice of staying out of her own way and not taking herself too seriously. Nkechi's passion is exploring Christ's love, the source of her joy, gratitude and talent, through the creative and entertainment arts. The website for Nkechi's creative happenings is www.nkechi.com