Regina Askia Biography: Age, Career, Movies, Husband

January 23, 2022

Regina Askia is a Nigerian-born and American Registered Nurse Practitioner and activist. She is a former beauty queen and Nollywood actress.

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Regina Askia

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Full Name: Imabong Regina Askia Usoro

Date of Birth: May 17th, 1967

Age:  55

Education: University of Lagos/Wagner College, Staten Island, New York

Occupation: Registered Nurse Practitioner

Nationality: Nigerian/American

Net Worth: Not Available

Who is Regina Askia?

Regina Askia born Imabong Regina Askia Usoro, is a Nigerian-born and American based and trained Registered Nurse who built her fame in Nigeria as an actress, model, beauty queen, and movie producer in Nollywood.

She featured in several moves such as The President's Daughter, Most Wanted, Slave Warrior, among others.

She was born on May 17th, 1967 at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi Araba, Lagos, Nigeria.

She is currently an Activist and an American-trained Family Nurse Practitioner.

Regina Askia Early Life

Regina Askia was born at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi Araba, Lagos, Nigeria to the Akwa Ibom family of Elder Asika Usoro of Ukanafun.

Regina Askia Education

Regina Askia attended the Federal Government Girls' College in Calabar, Nigeria where she obtained her West African Examination Council Certificate (WAEC/SSCE) in 1985.

She proceeded to pursue a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and graduated in 1990. 

While at the University of Lagos, she was crowned the Miss University of Lagos in 1988.

In the same year, she contested in other beauty pageants such as the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 1988 and Miss Intercontinental Pageant.

However, she emerged the second runner-up in the former but would later become the titleholder after Bianca Onoh resigned.

She would later proceed to train as a Nurse in New York, USA where she obtained a second degree in Nursing Sciences at CUNY College of Staten Island. Also, she obtained her Master's degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Wagner College, Staten Island, New York.


Regina Askia's career began with her acting in Nollywood movies. She also wrote and produced movies.

She is currently based in the United States of America where she works as a Registered Nurse and an educational activist.

However, prior to that, Regina Askia was a model who had appeared in various Nigerian print and television commercial ads some of which include Visine, Collectibles, and Kessingheen Hair Care.

In 2005, she hosted a fashion show at the Nigerian Embassy in New York City aimed at promoting awareness on the plight of social amenities for children in Nigeria.

In 2006, she hosted a charity fashion show at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York.

In 2007, she modeled for the 2000-N-Six face cleaning range with her daughter, Stephanie Hornecker. 

Regina Askia broke into the Nollywood industry shortly after her beauty pageant in 1988.

In 1993, she made her debut in the Nigerian TV series, Fortunes where she played the character of a golddigger, Tokunbo Johnson. 

In the early 2000s, she produced several television shows, soap operas, and movies too as well as featuring in quite a great number of Nigerian movies. It was at this time that she relocated to America to become a Registered Nurse.

In 2001, she partnered with the group Renaissance Network Africa intending to encourage a unique reunification of Africa and its diaspora.

Regina Askia is the co-host of African Health Dialogues, the internet broadcast discussion program.

She is a contributor to the Saturday Clinic on This Day, a series in the Nigerian newspapers.

Regina Askia Movies

Askia has featured in lots of movies, some of which includes:

  1. Slave Warrior

  2. Veno

  3. Dangerous Babe

  4. Man Snatcher

  5. Festival of Fire

  6. Vuga 

  7. Vuga 2

  8. Dirty Game

  9. Full Moon

  10. Highway to the Grave

  11. Juliet Must Die

  12. Maximum Risk

  13. Mena

  14. The President’s Daughter

  15. Suicide Mission (1998)

  16. Queen of the Night

  17. Red Machete

  18. Most Wanted

Regina Askia Personal Life

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Regina Askia and Husband

Regina Askia lives in New York City where she works as a senior transplant nurse.

She is married to American Rudolph Rudy Williams, Ron Everette's nephew as well as Fess Williams' grandson.

Regina Askia and her husband have two children; a daughter and a son - Teresa Olympia (daughter) and Rudolph Junior (sob). Also, Regina Askia has a daughter, Stephanie Hornecker from her previous relationship.

Regina Askia Awards

In 2007, Regina Askia was recognized in Washington DC to celebrate African Motherhood.

In 2000, she received the award of the best actress in Nigeria by Afro Hollywood London.

Regina Askia Net Worth

Regina Askia's net worth is not available.

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