Basic Information About Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
|Celebrities › Actors
|Actor, Model, Voice Actor
|Date of birth
|1967-08-22 (56 years old)
|Place of birth
|Curiosities and Trademarks
|Due to his tall frame, powerful-looking physique and deep voice, he often plays sinister, imposing characters of criminal or military backgrounds
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
|↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb
What Movie Awards did Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje win?
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje awards
|Movie / Series Name
|Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
|National Film Award - Best Actor
|Actor - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
|Image Award - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje roles
|Movie / Series
|The Bourne Identity
|The Mummy Returns
|Kahega (as Adewalé)
|Thor: The Dark World
|Algrim / Kurse
|G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
|Bullet to the Head
|Robert Nkomo Morel
|Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
|Hitu (as Adewalé)
|Get Rich or Die Tryin'
|Babel 'Babs' Johnson
|Tahir 2 episodes, 2011
|Mr. Eko 28 episodes, 2005-2006
|Made in Hollywood
|Self 2 episodes, 2014-2016
|Samuel Waingaya 1 episode, 2009
|Pensacola: Wings of Gold
|Ambassador Odeku 1 episode, 1997
|Frank Majors 9 episodes, 2015
|Simon Adebisi 32 episodes, 1997-2000
|Deacon Crane 8 episodes, 2012
|Self - Guest 1 episode, 2014
|Ten Days in the Valley
|John Bird 10 episodes, 2017
|Red Shoe Diaries
|Davis Bateman 1 episode, 1994
|John Doe 1 episode, 1997
|Self - Guest 1 episode, 2016
|Emmanuel 1 episode, 1996
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Quotes
- I've never been really great at trusting anybody, just because of the way I grew up. I was always led to believe you should take care of yourself, trust in your abilities and you're the author of your own destiny. Coming to this show is the opposite." - talking about "Lost
- The only way you can influence your fate is to put your soul into your performance and hope it registers with the audience.
- I kind of feel for the people on the show who are just coming into the business and this is their first gig. They've got a big letdown coming." - on his younger cast mates on "Lost
- They gave me a stick and said, 'Knock those three guys out.' There's no better way to make an entrance. - when asked if he was made to feel like the "new kid on the block" when joining Lost
- When a star character on a hit show chooses to leave there's always speculation as to whether or not they've done this or that or not gotten along with this or that person. Straight up: it was probably one of the best relationships I've ever had in terms of developing a character, and I think the character will be a testament to that. -on working on Lost (2004)
The Inspiring Journey of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is a well-known name in the entertainment industry. This British-born actor and former fashion model has been wowing audiences on both the big and small screens for years. With his impressive acting skills and charming personality, Adewale has managed to earn a net worth of $3 million dollars.
The Biography of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Adewale Yakinnuoye-Agbaje was born and raised in Islington, London, England. He was brought up by Nigerian parents who had just moved to England. Adewale is said to have had a difficult childhood as he grew up in a predominantly white working-class area where he often felt like an outsider. He suffered an early loss when his parents passed away when he was just a teenager.
Despite these hardships, Adewale excelled academically and went on to study Law at King’s College, London. After earning his degree, he pursued a Master’s degree in Law from the University of London.
What is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje known for?
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje first came to prominence as a part of the cast of ‘Oz,’ a popular HBO television series. He played the character of Simon Adebisi, a diabolical prisoner who quickly became a fan favorite. The show helped Adewale break into the American market and paved the way for him to appear in many more film and television projects over the years.
Early life and career
Besides ‘Oz’, Adewale has played several other prominent roles on both the big and small screens. His film career took off with his role as the imposing boxing trainer, Cassius in The Specialist (1994).
He then moved on to be part of extensive movie franchises. His most prominent role was in the hit movie ‘The Mummy Returns’ alongside progressive star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in 2001. Adewale played the terrifying Scorpion King and quickly made the character his fan’s favorite
Adewale has amassed a large following over the years with his stunning performances. Fans love him for his dynamic range, his captivating character portrayals, and his undeniable charm.
Awards and Achievements
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including Screen Actors Guild and Black Reel Awards. Unfortunately, he has yet to win any major award for his performances. But his fans know that his talent and versatility are worthy of acclaim.
Despite all of his success, this multi-talented star remains down-to-earth and is often seen advocating for social change. He was recently appointed a Global Ambassador for SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria, a charity dedicated to helping vulnerable children. Adewale has also been a vocal supporter of various human rights issues and is a founding member of the Artistes Against Racism campaign.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has not only been an inspiration to aspiring actors, but he has also made immense contributions in various social avenues. From his law studies to entertaining both American and British audiences while starring in some of Hollywood’s heavyweights productions for years, Adewale captures the essence of how sheer determination can make someone into a icon and leaving a legacy for a generation to follow.
Adewale is a perfect example of how pursuing things that one is passionate about can lead to an amazing life journey filled with success and recognition. For this incredible talent, this just marks the beginning of an even greater legacy that he will leave behind for many admirers to come.
Interesting Facts about Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
- Has a masters in Law from the University of London, but took a different career path when bitten by the acting bug.
- Is perhaps best known for his role as the cunning, fierce super-criminal Adebisi on Oz (1997). Another role he is very much associated with is the enigmatic 'Mr. Eko' from Lost (2004), even though he played that role in only 28 of the series' 117 episodes.
- He went from playing Ernie Hudson's good friend, the guide "Kahega" to Hudson's "Capt. Munro" in Congo (1995), to playing his enemy, the sociopath "Adebisi" to Hudson's hard-headed "Warden Glynn" in Oz (1997).
- The son of immigrants from Nigeria, he has played almost entirely African characters despite having been born and raised in England. He usually employs a deep, Nigerian timber while acting, while off-screen he has a very British, somewhat Cockney accent.
- He is fluent in several languages including Italian, Yoruba, Swahili, and (of course) English. He can "get along" in a few other languages, including French.
- He is a Buddhist and admitted that he had to chant more than usual while playing the brutal character of "Majestic" in Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005).
- Had a successful career as a model in Milan and Paris, before pursuing acting.
- The name of his character, "Atticus" in the action adventure film Pompeii is similar to a role he played in the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea TV film, the name of whom was "Cabe Attucks".
- The woolly hat he wore as Simon Adebisi in ''Oz (1997-2003)'' was his idea and based on hats he'd seen gang members wear growing up in London.
- Appears in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Cinematic Universe with roles in Thor: The Dark World and Suicide Squad.
- Full name is pronounced like a-de-wall-e a-key-new-ye ag-ba-he.
References & Fact Checks ✅
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- Author: Crissy Terawaki Kawamoto
- Date taken: 28 February 2007