Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha was born July 12, 1975 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. She is an actress. In 2012 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Rita is a member of the Royal Waturuocha family of Aborh Mbaise local government area in Imo State. Her late father was a medical doctor and her late mother was a nursing officer. She graduated from the University of Port Harcourt with a BA (Honours) Degree in Theater Arts in 1999.