Aminata Demba (°1987, Antwerpen) is a Belgian-Malinese actress and presenter.

In recent years she played in theatre performances 'Dis-moi wie ik ben' (KVS), 'Marieke Marieke' (HZT), 'De moed om te doden' (Toneelhuis), 'Futur Simple' (De Maan) and 'Konijn met pruimen'(Laika). In addition to her existence as an actor, she also made the documentary 'Pelikaanstraat 20' together with director Leslie Verbeeck. In the documentary she investigates the theme of migration from different angles. A short version of this documentary was broadcasted on Canvas.

She can also be seen in various guest roles for television series such as 'Bergica' (Adil & Bilal), 'Gent West II' (Bart Van Dael), 'De Twaalf' (Wouter Bouvijn), 'Zie mij graag' (Toom Slembrouck) and 'De Zonen an Van As' (Thomas De Cock).

In the spring of 2019 she will play in the NTGent performance Black. This is part of the trilogy The Sorrows of Belgium by Luk Perceval.

In the coming autumn 2019, Aminata will also be performing in the performance RACEdirected by Johan d'Hollander and in the beginning of 2020 in IEMAND MOET HET DOEN, a production by theatre company Lazarus.

Together with Laika she is preparing a new youth theatre performance for the autumn of 2020.

Aminata Demba obtained a Master's degree in Cultural Management at the University of Antwerp. She followed actors courses in Antwerp and Brussels.


Aminata Demba

Supported projects

Pelikaanstraat 20

  • Migration

In Mali, the expression “aller en aventure” (setting off on an adventure) is widely known: young men are encouraged to spread their wings and leave the country to become a "real" man. Belgian actress Aminata Demba travels to Mali in the footsteps of her deceased father, to discover what drove him to undertake his journeys, before arriving in the Antwerp diamond district in the early 1970s. She discovers Mali, its culture of nomads and the importance of hospitality.