Who is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje?

Who is the best-known actor originated from Nigeria? What are his best roles? Read the article to know about his career and personal life.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is a very talented actor, who is known not only in England but worldwide. He has participated in plenty of TV shows and has been shot in many popular films. However, very few people know about his real origin and roots.

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Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje biography and life

This famous man was born in the heart of England – in London. Nevertheless, his parents were native Nigerian people of Yoruba ethnicity. They were students in this country.

Adewale Akinnuoye is not only a gifted actor, he is also quite smart knowing several languages including Italian, Swahili and, of course, Yoruba. Besides, he is good at several others, such as French.

His life was not easy. His biological parents gave him to the other white family, when he was just 1.5 months old. Besides him, his parents adopted several other African kids. There were two his sisters among them.

At the age of eight, he was sent to Nigeria. But he did not know the language, so his parents sent him back. Since that time, he decided to accept his heritage and to learn more about native Nigerian culture. At 16, he became a thief, so his parents had to send him to a boarding school. Soon Adewale understood that he should change his life.

After finishing school, he entered King's College to obtain a degree in Law. He continued at the University of London, where he got Master’s degree. During the studies, he was first introduced to the world of modeling. He became a model and this way led him to Hollywood. Thus, his career as an actor started in 1994.

Career: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje movies and TV shows

His way in the world of movies began with the role in Congo. After this the most significant and outstanding role came in the survival series known as Lost.

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Adewale was featured in many top films such as Bourne Identity, Mummy Returns and some others.

In 2009, he was noticed by Marvel Studio. He played a superhero in one of their movies and was featured in their Thor: The Dark World. Later, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Game of Thrones was also highly estimated by the public.

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His latest achievement was participation in a new action film Suicide Squad. He received the role of Killer Croc. The movie was released at the beginning of August.

By now, he has been featured in 27 films and 11 TV series.

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Personal life

The private life of this magnificent actor is always in the center of attention. As a member of Soka Gakkai International Buddhist association, he is a Nichiren Buddhist.

Lots of people keep asking about Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje wife. The truth is that he has not been married yet. He does not have children either.

Being deeply immersed into work, this man is now interested in direction of films. That’s why we can soon expect more new achievements in his career.

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