Yvette Boakye trained in acting at The Oxford School of Drama.

Since completing the three year course she has gone on to perform at Hampstead Theatre, Soho Theatre (Writers Avenue), Arcola Theatre (Miniaturists 50), Drill Hall, Blenheim Palace (Oxford School of Drama), Etcetera Theatre (Skin Like Butter) and Latitude Festival. Her first written play, which she also directed was shown at York Gardens in summer 2016.

Yvette returns to reprise her role in Girls after a successful run at HighTide, Birmingham Rep and Soho Theatre.