Kenyan Diaspora actor Albert Mwangi named Rising Star 2021 in Australia


A Kenyan Diaspora actor living in Australia Albert Mwangi was named among the Rising Stars (emerging screen talent) for 2021 by the Casting Guild of Australia (CGA)

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The 2021 list comprises Albert Mwangi (Bump), BeBe Bettencourt (The Dry), Clarence Ryan (Stateless), Claude Jabbour (Eden), Elizabeth Cullen (Elvis), Georgie Stone (Neighbours), Jacob Junior Nayinggul (High Ground), Marlo Kelly (Joe Exotic), Ngali Shaw (RFDS) and Yerin Ha (Halo).

Now in its seventh year, the program is designed to identify Australian actors that have the potential to shine on the world stage, with previous recipients including Eliza Scanlan (Babyteeth), Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why), Zoe Terakes (Nine Perfect Strangers), Tilda Cobham-Harvey (Hotel Mumbai) and Alexander England (Little Monsters).

According to, Albert Mwangi is a Kenyan born and raised actor who grew up in the lush and beautiful hills of Ngong town along the Great Rift Valley within Kajiado County. He lived a simple and fun filled life there for most of his youth. His parents were always avid movie lovers and would share that love for movies and television shows with Albert and his 5 siblings.

Albert eventually moved with his family to Nairobi where he completed his high school and went straight into university to pursue a Bachelor of Social Sciences majoring in Economics and minoring in Political Science. Shortly after he was lucky enough to pursue a double degree Masters in Marketing and International Business in Brisbane Australia. He completed his studies and worked in the business world.

Despite several opportunities to grow and progress as an employee in the marketing department, Albert wasn’t happy and decided to drop everything, get a casual job and pursue his true passion and love for acting. He got into the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and after the completion of his studies in 2020, he has never turned back and aims to stick to his pursuit to tell, create and produce stories the rest of his life.



Kenyan Diaspora actor Albert Mwangi named Rising Star 2021 in Australia

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