Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha (born 12 July 1975 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian actress. In 2012 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Rita Dominic is a member of the Royal Waturuocha family of Aborh Mbaise local government area in Imo State. She is the youngest of 4 siblings. Her late parents were medical practitioners; her father was a medical doctor and her mother a nursing officer. Dominic completed her primary and secondary school in Abia State, Nigeria, before heading to the University of Port Harcourt, where she graduated with a BA (Honours) Degree in Theatre Arts in 1999. Dominic started performing when she was a child, appearing in school plays and children's television shows in Imo state. In 1998 she starred in her first movie A time to kill. She won the City People Awards in 2004 as the Most Outstanding Actress. She has starred in over 100 Nollywood productions.However some of her popular movies are Face of a liar, Suicide lovers,Orange groove with Desmond Elliot and so many more.