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Fashion Model & Actor Known for "Lost," "Oz" & "Suicide Squad"

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 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Biography

Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born in Islington, London to Nigerian parents of Yoruba origin, who were students in the UK. He is fluent in several languages including Yoruba, Italian, and Swahili. He can "get along" in a few other languages, including French. When he was only six weeks old, his biological parents gave him up to a white working-class family in Tilbury. His foster parents had at least ten African children, including Akinnuoye-Agbaje's two sisters, living in their house at certain points. His foster father made a living as a lorry driver and struggled to support the family financially.

When he was eight years old, his biological parents brought him back to Nigeria but, as he was unable to speak the Yoruba language and forbidden by his parents to speak English, he was returned to Tilbury shortly thereafter. The brief exposure to Nigeria left him struggling to reconcile his heritage with the distinctly English culture and environment he was raised in. As a teenager facing a cultural identity crisis, he joined a local skinhead gang in order to escape racial persecution at their hands. At 16 years old, having become a violent thief, his foster parents sent him to a boarding school in Surrey where he ultimately attempted suicide before coming to terms with his background and turning his life around.

He went on to earn a Law degree from King's College London and a Masters in Law from the University of London. While a university student, Akinnuoye-Agbaje worked in a clothes shop where he was introduced to the world of modeling. His modeling career eventually led him to Hollywood, where he began his acting career with a 1995 role in Congo.

His best known acting roles have been as the imposing convict Simon Adebisi in the 1990s HBO prison series "Oz" and as Mr. Eko on ABC's survivor drama "Lost." He has numerous film credits since he began acting in 1994 and has appeared in many top films, including "The Bourne Identity," in which he played a deposed African dictator, Hitu the police officer in "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls," Lock-Nah in "The Mummy Returns," and Heavy Duty in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra."

More recently, he has played Derek Jameson in the 2011 film "The Thing." He portrayed Kurse in the Marvel Studios film "Thor: The Dark World." He portrayed the character Malko in the fifth season of "Game of Thrones." In 2015, it was announced that he'd joined the cast of "Suicide Squad" as the Batman villain Killer Croc.

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Fashion Model & Actor Known for "Lost," "Oz" & "Suicide Squad"

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Biography

Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born in Islington, London to Nigerian parents of Yoruba origin, who were students in the UK. He is fluent in several languages including Yoruba, Italian, and Swahili. He can "get along" in a few other languages, including French. When he was only six weeks old, his biological parents gave him up to a white working-class family in Tilbury. His foster parents had at least ten African children, including Akinnuoye-Agbaje's two sisters, living in their house at certain points. His foster father made a living as a lorry driver and struggled to support the family financially.

When he was eight years old, his biological parents brought him back to Nigeria but, as he was unable to speak the Yoruba language and forbidden by his parents to speak English, he was returned to Tilbury shortly thereafter. The brief exposure to Nigeria left him struggling to reconcile his heritage with the distinctly English culture and environment he was raised in. As a teenager facing a cultural identity crisis, he joined a local skinhead gang in order to escape racial persecution at their hands. At 16 years old, having become a violent thief, his foster parents sent him to a boarding school in Surrey where he ultimately attempted suicide before coming to terms with his background and turning his life around.

He went on to earn a Law degree from King's College London and a Masters in Law from the University of London. While a university student, Akinnuoye-Agbaje worked in a clothes shop where he was introduced to the world of modeling. His modeling career eventually led him to Hollywood, where he began his acting career with a 1995 role in Congo.

His best known acting roles have been as the imposing convict Simon Adebisi in the 1990s HBO prison series "Oz" and as Mr. Eko on ABC's survivor drama "Lost." He has numerous film credits since he began acting in 1994 and has appeared in many top films, including "The Bourne Identity," in which he played a deposed African dictator, Hitu the police officer in "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls," Lock-Nah in "The Mummy Returns," and Heavy Duty in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra."

More recently, he has played Derek Jameson in the 2011 film "The Thing." He portrayed Kurse in the Marvel Studios film "Thor: The Dark World." He portrayed the character Malko in the fifth season of "Game of Thrones." In 2015, it was announced that he'd joined the cast of "Suicide Squad" as the Batman villain Killer Croc.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Videos

  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje on Romantic Comedies - YouTube
  • Annie: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Official Interview - YouTube
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje On His Personal Struggles | The Queen ...

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  • How to book Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje?

    Booking fees for Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje for your event is available upon request. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Kofi Siriboe and Joe Morton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje for an upcoming event.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Speaker Videos

  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje on Romantic Comedies - YouTube
    Annie: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Official Interview - YouTube
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje On His Personal Struggles | The Queen ...

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