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Stephanie Yamson is a Ghanaian-British Creative, Entrepreneur and Accountant.


Acting: Since graduating from The London School of Musical Theatre Stephanie has worked in TV, Film, Theatre, TV and Voice Over with companies including the BBC, Channel 4, the Young Vic and Talawa Theatre Company.

Writing: Stephanie has been writing poetry, short stories and scripts for over 10 years. She co-wrote Krunch, a play developed and produced by Talawa Theatre Company, that toured South Africa and the UK. Other co-writers included Michaela Coel, Chewing Gum (Channel 4), Black Earth Rising (BBC, Netflix). 

Stephanie recently worked as a Story Consultant on I May Destroy You written by Michaela Coel, (BBC & HBO). She is currently working on the pilot for a comedy series called Winging It, and her first poetry book Growing Pains.

Producing: Projects include a Screen Acting Masterclass with BBC Director Nigel Douglas for online distribution and Syliva Paul Podcasts.


Stephanie has always had the aspiration to own and run a portfolio of businesses that serve a true purpose, not matter how small. She founded the The Ascend Actors Group in 2014 to provide actors with opportunities to work and learn from established Creatives beyond their current reach. She then founded Syliva Paul, a brand that aims to celebrate, unite and empower those from Africa, it’s diaspora and beyond.



The Ascend Actors Group is an actors company that aims to holistically support professional and aspiring actors through workshops with the leading Casting Directors, Screen Directors and Theatre Directors. The Creatives we have worked with include Lewis Arnold (Director; Humans, Broadchurch, Cleaning Up), Steve Finn (Director; Eastenders), Jermain Julien (Director; Holby City, Casualty, Death in Paradise), Jo McInnes (Director; Royal Court, Soho Theatre, National Theatre), Zoe Ford (Lehman Triliogy, Royal National Theatre), Louis Hammond CDG (Casting Director; Royal Court, Young Vic) and Christiana Ebohon-Green (Director; Call The Midwife, Father Brown).



Sylvia Paul is a brand that aims to celebrate, unite and empower those from Africa, it’s diaspora and beyond. It aspires to be the go to place for carefully curated African and Caribbean authentic and inspired retail, events and more; for the diaspora and beyond.  

The brand has big dreams but we are starting small, with an empowering podcast series that focuses on entrepreneurship; From Side Hustle to Main Hustle.