Eddie Samuel Obong Watson Jr is a Liberian-born Ghanaian actor and producer.

He was born on the 22nd of May, 1980, and is currently 40 years old as of the year 2020.

Eddie Watson

He has been nominated for many awards and won Ghanaian Movie Award in 2014 for his film Ebola which he wrote, directed, and produced.


Let’s look at his biography below.

Eddie Watson Full Name

He was born Eddie Samuel Obong Watson Jr but is widely known as Eddie Watson.

Eddie Watson

Eddie Watson Age

He was born on the 22nd of May, 1980, and is currently 40 years old as of the year 2020.

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Eddie Watson Hometown

Eddie was born in Monrovia, Liberia but moved to during his early years.

Eddie Watson Personal Life

He got married to his partner of two years, actress Naomi Baaba Watson, in a private ceremony.

Eddie Watson

The couple welcomed their first child, Emirror (Emi) Cassia Watson on February 2, 2015.

Eddie Watson Career

He started his acting career in 2010 with Labour of Love. He later went on the same year to star in the African war movie, Somewhere in Africa, where he had a supporting role alongside with

suggested Watson to the director, Frank Rajah, for the role of a new character being introduced in the sequel 4Play Reloaded of the already popular 4Play by Venus Films.

Eddie Watson

His supporting role in Frank Rajah’s Somewhere in Africa earned him a nomination at the Nollywood & African Films Critics Awards (NAFCA).

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The following year, Watson had roles in movies like A Reason to Kill and Single Six and by 2011 the actor has made his first move into Nollywood when he starred alongside Queen Nwokoye in Desperate Heart.

With movies like Single and Married in 2012, House of Gold, Letters to My Mother, and Purple Rose in 2013 the actor soon became a house-hold name in African entertainment.

Eddie Watson

The year 2014, was a bittersweet year for Watson. West Africa and Watson’s home country, Liberia, which was one of the worst affected by the Ebola virus. Watson wrote, produced, and directed the short film, Ebola.

That year also brought many nominations for the actor for different roles in films such as Bachelors, Sister at War and Purple Rose. And for the first time he was nominated in two different categories for the Movie Award (Best Actor in Lead Role for Bachelors and Best Short Film for Ebola, which he won).

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Eddie Watson

The actor has now produced two major movies; Jack & Jill and She Prayed. On Saturday, December 5, 2015, Eddie Watson premiered She Prayed in Sierra Leone with support from some of the cast and other African movie stars including Majid Michel, Beverly Osu, and Melvin Oduah.

The screening of She Prayed is said to be the biggest show in all the premieres and all international shows in 2015 in Sierra Leone. The movie banked an impressive 98% hold of its premiere rating.

Eddie Watson Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

His official Instagram username is @eddiewatsonjr. He is known on Twitter as @EddieWatsonJr. His Facebook account is simply Actor Eddie Watson.

Eddie Watson


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