She was born on 12 July 1975 (age 37), in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria.
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.