I'm Here With Magazine Issue 2 August August 2016 - Page 60




Go Fish Cast, What Are They Doing Now?

Uma's Jama's first professional acting opportunity came to her when she was 19 years old. She was cast in an Independent film called “Christopher” by Canadian Director Daniel Cardinal. "I never thought I would be an actor or be in the arts; growing up I always thought I would be a teacher but I fell in love with acting and my life has never been the same ever since! It is an extremely challenging career with so many ups and downs but once you book that role it is incredible. I love the challenge of each role, each new character excites me. I’m always excited about different scripts and having to bring different characters to life. My goal and dream has always been to work consistently and in a lead role in both film and television. Uma wants to be in Movies and have my own T.V Series", shares Uma.

Currently Uma is working on a Play she wrote called “Amus” which focuses on the killings of young Somali men in Alberta. It is estimated that since 2005 over a 100 young Somali men have been victims of gun violence and many of these cases still remain unsolved by police. Uma hope to raise awareness on the realities of Canadian Somali Youth and shed light on how these tragedies came about. Uma just finished her script for her Play, "Amus". Uma can be seen in roles on Netflix in Bates Motel, Arrow, and many more.

Uma played Naomee one of the girls as the Model in Go Fish season one on Amazon Prime.

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