Lydia Forson (born 1984) is an award-winning Ghanaian actress, writer, and producer. In 2010 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Forson was born on 24 October 1984 in Mankessim, Ghana. She received her early education at Wilmore Elementary school in Kentucky. At the age of nine, her family moved to Ghana, where she continued her education at Akosombo International School. She also attended St. Louis Secondary School, Kumasi where she completed her secondary school education.
Forson graduated from the University of Ghana where she earned a bachelor's degree in English Language and Information Studies.