Prolific actress Joke Silva is 54 today. In a little way, her fans have been celebrating her even though the popular wife of Olu Jacobs has chosen to be silent about it.

 Born 29 September 1961, Joke  is a Nigerian actress and director She has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2nd Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2006 and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008.

Silva was born in Lagos, Nigeria, into a family of four children. She attended Holy Child College in Lagos, after which she studied English at the University of Lagos. She then relocated to England and studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. 

Silva has starred in several films and television series of both English and Yoruba languages, some which include Secret Laughter of Women, 30 Days, Letters to a Stranger, Widow's Cot, For Coloured Girls  and the Africa Movie Academy Award-nominated films White Waters and The Amazing Grace. 

Silva is married to veteran actor Olu Jacobs with two children.