Agness is a Zambian-American, Olivier Award winning Opera Singer and Actress. Hailed by the New York Times as “an Actress to watch and a mezzo-soprano force in the making with a gleaming voice and assured tone.”
She won her Olivier Award in 2019 for Outstanding Achievement in Opera and a SKY ARTS Southbank Award for Best Opera for her work in 'Porgy and Bess' with the English National Opera.
Recently Agness filmed with Steve McQueen on his 'Hands' project (2020) and she co-starred alongside Bukky Bakray in mental health independent film 'Self-Charm' directed by Ella Greenwood in 2021.
Having lived and grown up in Pennsylvania, Agness' native accent is East Coast American. She uses Southern States American a lot in her work and is accomplished in other American accents.
Born in Zambia and having lived there until she was nine-years old, with regular visits, her African accents are also excellent - Zambian, Congolese, Nigerian, South African.
Self Charm (Film, 2021) – British independent film. Co-star to Bukky Bakray; Angela.
Hands (Film, 2020) – Directed by Steve McQueen
The Lost Love Speakeasy (Theatre, 2019) – Immersive musical theatre, The Lost Estate,
Porgy and Bess (Theatre, 2018) – English National Opera, Ensemble
Porgy and Bess (Theatre, 2019) – Dutch National Opera, Ensemble
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