Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

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Actor

Birth Date: August 22, 1967

Age: 56 years old

Birth Place: Islington, London, England, UK

A tall, well-built and striking performer of African descent, London-born, Nigerian-raised Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was a physically imposing presence with a booming voice, cool exterior and impossible-to-ignore onscreen charisma. Working his way through higher education as a model, Akinnuoye-Agbaje headed for the States after earning his Master's degree in law and was quickly scooped up for the 1992 hit music videos "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" by En Vogue and "Love No Limit" by Mary J. Blige. Just bubbling under the surface, Akinnuoye-Agbaje did more modeling work and began to win acting roles in hits like "Congo" (1995) and "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" (1995). His unique look, compelling accent and penetrating stare would separate him from fellow performers, and he landed significant roles in the thriller "The Deadly Voyage" (HBO 1996) and an updated take on "Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (ABC 1997). His breakthrough came with a three-year arc as villainous drug dealer Simon Adebisi on edgy prison drama "Oz" (HBO 1997-2003). While appearing on "Oz," Akinnuoye-Agbaje also essayed the kinder, gentler cabbie Winston on the comedy-drama "Linc's" (Showtime 1998-2000), created by Tim Reid. During this period, he also appeared in cable biopic "Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble" (Showtime 2000) and the direct-to-video comedy "Kat & Allison" (2001). The over-the-top sequel "The Mummy Returns" (2001) offered Akinnuoye-Agbaje the opportunity to wow his largest big-screen audience yet as the bloodthirsty Lock-Nah, mastermind behind the scheme to reincarnate the mighty Imhotep. Key supporting roles in action blockbuster "The Bourne Identity" (2001) and hip hop-themed gangster drama "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" (2005) raised his screen identity prior to his TV return as the mysterious Mr. Eko on hit ABC drama "Lost" (ABC 2004-2010) in its second season. After his story arc on that complex series was completed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje returned his focus to films, beginning with a starring role in ensemble action hit "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009), followed by key roles in science fiction horror reboot "The Thing" (2011), British-made John Steinbeck adaptation "Best Laid Plans" (2012), Sylvester Stallone thriller "Bullet to the Head" (2013) and Marvel Cinematic Universe effort "Thor: The Dark World" (2013). Akinnuoye-Agbaje continued in this varied fashion, co-starring in films ranging from special effects blockbuster "Pompeii" (2013) and musical reboot "Annie" (2014) to Oscar-contender dramas "Trumbo" (2015) and "Concussion" (2015). Along with the starring voice role in animated action-adventure "Bilal" (2016), Akinnuoye-Agbaje co-starred as supervillain Killer Croc in DC Comics supervillain ensemble "Suicide Squad" (2016).

Credits

Fired on MarsStream

Actor
Abbas
Series
2023

Sneakerheadz: Censored

Executive Producer
Show
2022

MarloweStream

Actor
Cedric
Movie
2022
27%

The FixStream

Actor
Severen "Sevvy" Johnson
Series
2019
56%

The Fix: Extras

Actor
Show
2019

Farming

Actor
Femi
Movie
2018

Farming

Director
Movie
2018

In my skin

Screenwriter
Movie
2018

Farming

Writer
Movie
2018

Ten Days in the ValleyStream

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Detective Bird
Series
2017
55%

Tour de PharmacyStream

Actor
Movie
2017
90%

Elizabeth Blue

Actor
Dr. Bowman
Movie
2017

Elizabeth Blue

Executive Producer
Movie
2017

Wetlands

Actor
Babel "Babs" Johnson
Movie
2017

Suicide SquadStream

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Killer Croc
Movie
2016
26%

Concussion With Bonus Featurette

Actor
Dave Duerson
Show
2015

Major LazerStream

Actor
Series
2015

American OdysseyStream

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Frank Majors
Series
2015
54%

ConcussionStream

Actor
Dave Duerson
Movie
2015
58%

TrumboStream

Actor
Virgil Brooks
Movie
2015
75%

Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

Voice
Bilal
Movie
2015

PompeiiStream

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Atticus
Movie
2014
27%

AnnieStream

Actor
Nash
Movie
2014
29%

The Queen Latifah Show

Guest
Talk
2013

The Arsenio Hall Show

Guest
Show
2013

The Real

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Talk
2013

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and PeteStream

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Pike
Movie
2013
84%

Thor: The Dark WorldStream

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Algrim/Kurse
Movie
2013
67%

HuntedStream

Actor
Alan "Deacon" Crane
Series
2012
76%

Live! With Kelly and Michael

Guest
Talk
2012

Entertainment Studios.TV

Guest
Show
2012

Bullet to the HeadStream

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Robert Nkomo Morel
Movie
2012
45%

Best Laid Plans

Actor
Joseph
Movie
2012

LIVE with Kelly

Guest
Talk
2011

Game of ThronesStream

Guest Star
Malko
Series
2011
88%

The Thing

Actor
Jameson
Movie
2011

Killer EliteStream

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The Agent
Movie
2011
28%

ConanStream

Guest
Talk
2010

The Talk

Guest
Talk
2010

FasterStream

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The Evangelist
Movie
2010
41%

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Actor
Heavy Duty
Movie
2009

The Wendy Williams Show

Guest
Talk
2008

Preaching to the Choir

Actor
Bull Sharky
Movie
2005

The Mistress of Spices

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Kwesi
Movie
2005

Get Rich or Die Tryin'Stream

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Majestic
Movie
2005
17%

LostStream

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Mr. Eko
Series
2004
86%

Unstoppable

Actor
Agent Junod
Movie
2004

MonkStream

Guest Star
Samuel Waingaya
Series
2002
91%

The Bourne IdentityStream

Actor
Nykwana Wombosi
Movie
2002
84%

The Mummy ReturnsStream

Actor
Lock-Nah
Movie
2001
46%

Lip Service

Actor
Sebastion
Movie
2001

106 & Park: BET's Top 10 Live

Actor
Show
2000

Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble

Actor
Joe
Movie
2000

Legionnaire

Actor
Luther
Movie
1998

Cracker

Guest Star
Show
1997

Pensacola: Wings of Gold

Guest Star
Show
1997

OzStream

Actor
Simon Adebisi
Series
1997
93%

OzStream

Guest Star
Simon Adebisi
Series
1997
93%

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Actor
Show
1997

Deadly Voyage

Actor
Emmanuel
Movie
1996

Ace Ventura: When Nature CallsStream

Actor
Hitu
Movie
1995
21%

New York UndercoverStream

Guest Star
Series
1994

Red Shoe DiariesStream

Actor
Davis Bateman
Series
1992

Good Morning America

Guest
News
1975

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