Coronation Street Director amanda food It is learned that she was adopted at the age of 30 while attending a family wedding.
Amanda, now 54, reveals how a cousin uncovered the secret her parents had hidden from her.
Surprise Good Morning Britain host Susannah Reid explained: “You came to know through a conversation with a relative at a wedding and in fact your grandparents were from Ghana.”
Amanda replied: “You know how it is at weddings…everybody gets drunk and all the old stories come out.
“It’s been a joke for a long time because I don’t look like anyone in my family.
“The same old joke came out and he said, ‘Well that’s because you’re adopted’.
“And it was just silence.”
Amanda was the youngest of four children with two sisters and an older brother.
But she was the only adopted member of her family, which was kept a secret by her biological parents.
The 54-year-old is a well-known face on the soap scene, best known for her roles in Casualty and Holby City.
In July of this year, during a break from her role as Connie Beauchamp in the BBC, Corey took a directing job.