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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born in London, England. After earning a Masters Degree in Law from London's prestigious Kings College, a career in acting came his way when acclaimed producer and director Frank Marshall cast him in the Paramount blockbuster Congo, leading to a prolific career in film and television.

He soon became a household name starring as the murderous, drug-addicted prisoner Adebisi in HBO's hit television series Oz, which earned him critical and audience acclaim, as well as two NAACP Award nominations.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje subsequently focused on his film career, starring in such blockbusters as The Mummy Returns, The Bourne Identity and Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

He became known worldwide as the mysterious Mr. Eko in J.J. Abrams' acclaimed hit TV series Lost, for which he and the cast earned the 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje currently resides in London, England.


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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayAugust 22, 1967 (50)
SignLeo
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Suicide Squad
Concussion
Annie
Thor: The Dark World
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
The Bourne Identity
Killer Elite
The Thing
Faster
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