Madina Nalwanga Overview

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MADINA NALWANGA Madina Nalwanga’s past is relatively unknown, as the young actress had never acted before her role as Phiona Mutesi in Disney’s Queen of Katwe. Her only connection to the arts before the film was that she was a dancer in Uganda. When casting the character of Phiona, the film's director Mira Nair claimed that finding an actress to play the role was difficult, and they auditioned nearly 700 girls. However, the film's casting director found the then 15-year-old Ugandan dancer... See All


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