Fola Evans-Akingbola is a budding actress and a model based in London. She got her training from the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. She is also an alumnus of the Actor’s Temple and identity Drama School in London. The actress came into public acclaim with her outstanding performance in the television series Siren and Game of Thrones. Emerging in a competitive industry like the movies is not an easy one but Fola has shown great determination to succeed. Here are interesting facts about the actress.
Fola Evans-Akingbola – Bio, Age
Fola was born in South London on September 26, 1994. She was very active in sports during her high school days and was known for her exploits in high jump. Fola intended to pursue a degree in Philosophy in the university initially but later canceled her plans, to pursue her dream in fashion modeling and acting subsequently. She revealed in an interview that her modeling career gave her the opportunity to travel the world and make some money while at it.
Later on, she developed an interest in acting and started taking classes. To further enhance her skills, Fola Evans-Akingbola trained at the ‘National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and also went to the ‘Identity Drama School’. She made her debut in the movie industry in 2014 and has managed to feature in some widely acclaimed movies and TV series. Fola appeared on the very popular Game of Thrones in 2016. She featured as a wife to ‘Karl Moro’.
On her role in the series, she reveals how interesting it was shooting in Spain and learning the Dothraki language. She admits being a big fan of the show and how surreal it felt working alongside the main cast. Although she didn’t have a long role in the series, her appearance was enough to showcase her talent to the world. Her acting career really opened up after this. Evans-Akingbola subsequently got the role of ‘Rosey Fabrice’ in the series Death in Paradise.
Fola plays the role of ‘Maddie Bishop’ in Freeform’s television series, Siren. She has received worldwide acclaim for her outstanding portrayal of her role. Another significant achievement for Fola was her theatre performance in Southwark Playhouse School play written by Alex Mackeith and directed by Charlie Parham. She has commented on how she loves the thrill of a live audience.
Fola Evans-Akingbola has featured in movies like Youngers (2014), Holby City (2014), Dawn (2016), Assassin’s Creed (2017), and many others. She has worked alongside established names in the industry such as Rena Owen, Emilia Clarke, Curtis Lum, Sibel Kekilli, and Jessica Henwick, to mention a few. Fola has also modeled for some reputable photographers and magazines.
She is a passionate young lady that continues to make her voice heard on different platforms. In 2018, she was part of a protest against the ‘Political Windrush’ that deprived various people of their legal rights. As part of her social campaign, Fola promoted a t-shirt with the wind rush logo and also ran a campaign titled #weareallwindrush.
The young actress has done quite well for herself money wise. Her net worth is estimated to be about $1.2 million. From all indications, Fola is an actress to watch out for in Hollywood. She has the talent, poise, beauty, and charisma which would definitely take her places in the industry.
Family – Parents, Husband
Fola Evans-Akingbola grew up in Bermondsey before relocating to Honor Oak Park with her family. She is from a family of intellectuals and creative people. Her British mother, Dr. Gillian Evans is a renowned anthropologist at the University of Manchester. Her father, Sola Akingbola is an exceptional musician. He is the percussionist of British jazz-funk band, Jamiroquai and also the lead vocalist of ‘Critical Mass’ – an Afro-funk roots band.
Fola’s father migrated with his parents from Nigeria to London when he was a child. Her uncle, Jimmy Akingbola is also an established British actor and has been one of the people that actively urged her to pursue a career in acting. Fola is reportedly very close to her mother as they both share a passion for societal causes. She intended to follow her mother’s footstep by studying ethics, religion, and philosophy in college before changing her mind and following her dreams.
Despite being on television, it’s almost surprising that not much is known about Fola’s relationship status. While she is not yet married, details about who she is dating are not known. The actress refrains from sharing such intimate details on social media.
For someone who acts and models at the same time, it wouldn’t come as a surprise, finding out that she has got the height that suits both professions. Fola stands at a height of 5ft 8in (1.77m) which is quite proportional to her weight of 58kg or 128lbs.