Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Biography
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is an English actor for the film and television, writer, director, producer and former fashion model. He was born in the year 1967 and celebrates his birthday on 22nd of August, every year. He is best known for portraying various roles such as Nykwana Wombosi in The Borne Identity, Mr. Eko on Lost, Simon Adebisi on Oz and Lock-Nah in The Mummy Returns. Because of his powerful looking physique and tall frame, he is often cast to play imposing, sinister, villainous characters.
He was born and spent most of his early life in his hometown in Islington, London, United Kingdom. He was born to Nigerian parents, of Yoruba origin and later raised by his foster parents. He has Nigerian ethnicity and British nationality. During an interview, he revealed that he had a very tough childhood. Besides that, little is known about his early childhood and parents. He went to King’s College London and received a degree in Law. He got his Masters in Law degree from the University of London. He was all set to become a lawyer when fate took a turn for the best and he started developing interest in acting.
He ventured into the entertainment industry as a model. He has established himself as a good model in Paris and Milan. He left his modeling career to kick start his acting career in 1994 with a role in the movie Congo. There was no looking back after that and he landed roles in movies such as Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble, The Mistress of Spices, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Killer Elite, Thor: The Dark World, among others. His recent work can be seen in the 2014 movies Pompeii and Annie. He has done a commendable job in the television as well. the portrays the famous character Mr. Eko on ABC’s survivor drama series Lost. He is also known for playing Simon Adebisi on the popular HBO series Oz. He has also appeared in other TV series such as Hunted, Strike Back: Project Dawn, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Linc’s, Monk and New York Undercover. He has done a few music videos too.
There is little information about his personal life. Whether he is married or is dating someone is left to be speculated by the media. He keeps mum about his personal life and relationships. From what we know, he has not married till date and is single at the moment. He asked to be written off the cast of Lost because he wants to return to London for a time, after his parents, both foster and birth passed away. He is also looking forward to directing and is thinking of coming out with the directorial debut. He is a follower of Buddhism and is a Buddhist by religion.
Adewale has a charming personality and stands tall at the height of 6 feet and 2 inches. Within a decade of his career, he has accumulated a good amount of net worth and has a handsome salary. The exact amount has not been revealed yet by any major sites. For his outstanding work along the years, he has garnered numerous fans and followers all over the world. He is an active user of his Twitter account and keeps updating it regularly with recent news and events. His fan following has also created many fan sites and accounts in his name and would love to see more of him. More information on him, except his personal life, is available in his recent and detailed biography in the Wikipedia and IMDb website. His interviews too are available for reading on various sites.