Nana Ama Mcbrown was born on on 15th August 1977 in Kumasi. Her mother, Cecilia Agyenim Boateng, and her father Kwabena Nkrumah, divorced when Nana Ama was young.
With her father gone and her mother unable to take care of her and her six other siblings, Nana Ama together with her siblings were adopted by Kofi McBrown and her aunt, Madam Betty Obiri Yeboah.
Along with her six siblings, Nana Ama grew up in Kwadaso, Kumasi with her aunt and her adopted father.
Nana Ama attended St. Peter’s International Residential School, moved on to Minnesota International and then to Central International. She continued to Kwadaso L.A. J.S.S, although she ended up as a drop out and could not sit for the Basic Education Certificate Exams. Nana Ama attended College of Business where she obtained a secretarial certificate.
Nana Ama McBrown answered an audition call on the radio by Miracle Films and was hired to do costuming instead. However, on the set, she was able to snag the lead role after the director, Samuel Nyamekye, felt that she was better suited for the role. In 2001, her first movie, That Day, was released, launching her career.
Her great performance in That Day helped her land a spot on the TV series Tentacles.
In 2007, McBrown appeared in the movie “Asoreba”, co-starring Agya Koo and Mercy Aseidu. Since then, she has had roles in a number of movies.
Nana Ama Mcbrown is the brand ambassador of Royal Drinks, Hisense and others. She is the host of television cooking show McBrown Kitchen and entertainment talk show United Showbiz on UTV.