English actor of Nigerian origins Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has played a host of characters in many popular movies in the movie industry. He is known for his many distinctive roles in movies like Thor: The Dark World, Suicide Squad, Mummy Returns, Game of Thrones, and many others. But he is mostly known for his role in The Bourne Identity as Nykwana Wombosi. Adewale was initially a fashion model before venturing into the acting world. Here is a breakdown of the intriguing parts of the hunky star.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Bio
He was born to Yoruba Nigerian parents in Islington, London. Due to their poor background, he was given up for adoption by his parents to a white family. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje grew up in his adoptive family with two of his sisters and so many other African children adopted by the white family.
Due to his English upbringing, he suffered a cultural identity crisis and found it difficult to identify as a Nigerian having been brought up in London. After a failed suicide attempt, he gradually learned how to live with his identity. He studied Law at King’s College London and after he graduated, proceeded to get a Masters degree in Law from the University of London.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje started out as a model after getting linked up from a clothes shop where he worked while in school. While in the modeling world, he came in significant contact with personalities in the movie industry which saw to the start of his Hollywood career. He made his acting debut with a role in the 1995 movie, Congo, starred in the popular TV series Oz which made him even more popular in the industry.
The talented actor then starred in the comedy film Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, as Nykwana Wombosi, an African dictator in The Bourne Identity the movie which he is best known for. Another notable movie role of his is his character as Lock-Nah in the adventure film The Mummy Returns (2001). Akinnuoye-Agbaje played Heavy Duty in the science fiction G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
The talented actor appeared in the drama series, Monk but in a guest starring role, he played the role of Kurse in the popular Marvel Studios film Thor: The Dark World, and also appeared in the fifth season of Game of Thrones as Malko. He starred as Killer Croc, the Batman villain in the film Suicide Squad in 2016.
His Net Worth
Adewale’s net worth has been estimated at $3 million. The actor and former fashion model has his movie stints to thank for his financial status. He may not be the richest person in the industry, but he has shown a glaring zeal to prove his significance in the competitive movie industry.
Personal Life – Family, Wife, Kids
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is very private when it comes to his personal life. This must be the reason there are lots of speculations about his love and family life. Many of the questions that have been asked revolve around whether the distinctive actor is married to anyone. To answer this question; Akinnuoye is not married to anyone and has not been linked to anyone of the opposite sex.
However, there are talks about a girlfriend in his life although he does not talk about her. That being said, we cannot assertain that he has a girlfriend or who say she is. More so, the actor has not fathered any child with any woman.
Adewale is a Nichiren Buddhist. We cannot ascertain whether he took after his foster or biological parents by identifying with the religion. He is also a member of the Soka Gakkai International Buddhist association. He speaks several languages including English, Italian, French, Yoruba, and Swahili.
Body Measurements – Height and Weight
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is known for his distinctive looks and body features which he has put to good use in his career. With his tall height of 6ft 2in (1.88m), he effortlessly fits into his villainous roles as well as a host of other roles on-screen.
The talented actor weighs a proportional 78 kg and would barely go anywhere unnoticed with his broad chest and shoulders which enhance his tall height and make him stand out in a crowd.