Edem Atsu-Swanzy was born Chris Edem Atsu-Swanzy in Accra, Ghana on October 29, 1987. His father, John Atsu-Swanzy is from Atorkor, Ghana and his mother, Georgina Atsu-Swanzy is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His family migrated to the United Kingdom from 1989-1991 and eventually arrived to Glassboro, New Jersey in February 1992. Edem went through the Glassboro Public School system and graduated from Glassboro High School in 2006. After graduation, he attended the United States Naval Academy and received a degree in a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 2010.
Following his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy, Edem moved to San Diego, California and commenced his tours onboard the USS Higgins as a Surface Warfare Officer and at Camp Pendleton as a Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer.
Edem lives in San Diego, California and is a humanitarian, actor, and model. He began acting as a child in the theatrical play, Oliver Twist. He played one of the Faegan Boys and he was able to perform his heart out. Recently, he has been in the theatrical play “Mulatto” written by Langston Hughes, the short films, Edge (2015), Home (2015), and Yesternow (2015). He appeared in a Co-Star role in the web-series E & C PI Diaries (2015). Edem is set to take the stage in 2016 with the play Stupid Human Tricks and the upcoming web series, Blank Canvass.
Edem is a believer that respect is an integral component to treat all people. We as people continually uplift and develop each other. We are here to love and help each other through daily endeavors.