Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Wiki Biography

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born on 22 August 1967 in Islington, London, England to parents of Yoruba ancestry, and is best known as the actor who portrayed Mr. Eko in ‘‘Lost’’ and Killer Croc in ‘‘Suicide Squad’’.

So just how rich is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, this actor has net worth of $3 million, with his wealth being accumulated from his 24 years-long career in the mentioned field, including as a producer.

When he was only six weeks old, Adewale was given up for adoption to a family in Tilbury. Reportedly, this was a common thing among the Nigerian families, who would often give their children up to white families, hoping they would have better lives that way. At the age of eight, he was taken to Nigeria for a short period of time by his biological parents, but as he struggled with their language and was forbidden to speak English, he was soon sent back to England. The following years were particularly difficult for Adewale, as he joined a gang and became a thief, in the peak of his racial crisis. When that happened, his foster parents sent him to a boarding school in Surrey, where he unfortunately tried to take his own life. However, after that Adewale came to peace with his racial background and identity.

He made acting debut with the role of Davis Bateman in ‘‘Red Shoe Diaries’’, in 1994 and followed by taking roles in minor projects such as ‘‘Delta of Venus’’ and ‘‘Congo’’, working alongside Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh and Ernie Hudson. In the late ‘90s, he continued with minor roles on television and in movies, including in ‘‘Cracker: Mind Over Murder’’ and ‘‘Legionnaire’’, but in 1997 he landed the role of Simon Adebisi in 32 episodes of ‘‘Oz’’, a critically acclaimed crime series which follows the story of the daily activities of prisoners in an unusual prison, which was nominated for two Primetime Emmy awards, and actually won ALMA, CableACE and Artios Awards. Continuing to work at a rapid pace, Adewale got the role of Kwesi in ‘‘The Mistress of Spices’’, alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Dylan McDermott, and during the same year joined the cast of ‘‘Lost’’, a critically acclaimed adventure drama series, which won a Golden Globe award and 105 others, such as Primetime Emmy, Actor for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, and Saturn Award. In 2006, Agbaje starred in ‘‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’’ as Heavy Duty, working with Christopher Eccleston and Grégory Fitoussi, all adding steadily to his net worth.

In 2011, he played the role of Agent in ‘‘Killer Elite’’, and in the following year joined the cast for eight episodes of ‘‘Hunted’’, a critically acclaimed drama television series about a spy and hunter who finds herself hunted as well. Agbaje was then cast to play Algrim / Kurse in ‘‘Thor: The Dark World’’, a critically appraised action movie which grossed over $650 million at the box office, and working on such an important project allowed Adewale to get more exposure in the media. In 2014, he portrayed Atticus in ‘‘Pompeii’’, starring alongside Kit Harington and Carrie-Anne Moss, and the next year had roles in two television series, ‘‘American Odyssey’’ and ‘‘Major Lazer’’, portraying Frank Majors and Major Lazer / Evil Lazer in the latter. As of the following year, Adewale was cast to play Killer Croc in ‘‘Suicide Squad’’, the superhero movie which won one Oscar award and 16 others, including ASCAP, Critics Choice and GMS Awards. When it comes to his latest work, Agbaje played the role of John Bird in ‘‘Ten Days in the Valley’’, and his movie ‘‘Farming’’ is in post-production. Overall, this actor has had 50 acting gigs so far.

Adewale doesn’t share much information regarding his private life, but he has never married. He is active on social media such as Twitter and Instagram and is followed by over 70,000 people on the former, and 95,000 on the latter.

IMDB Wikipedia Adewalé Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Agbaje Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Algrim American Odyssey Congo Cracker: Mind Over Murder Davis Bateman Delta of Venus Dylan Walsh Evil Lazer Farming Frank Majors G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Grégory Fitoussi Heavy Duty Hunted” John Bird Killer Croc Killer Elite Kwesi Legionnaire Lost Major Lazer Mr. Eko Oz Pompeii Red Shoe Diaries Simon Adebisi Suicide Squad Ten Days in the Valley The Mistress of Spices Thor: The Dark World

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Quick Info

Full NameEdin Džeko
Net Worth$3 Million
Salary8.47 million EUR
Date Of BirthAugust 22 1967
Place Of BirthIslington, London, England
Height1.88 m
Weight102 kg
ProfessionModel, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor
EducationBoarding School of Surrey
NationalityBritish, Nigerian
ParentsMidhat Džeko, Belma Džeko
SiblingsMerima Džeko
AwardsPremier League Player of the Month, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, N…
MoviesSuicide Squad, Thor: The Dark World, Pompeii, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Bourne Identity, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, The Mummy Returns, Concussion, Bullet to the Head, Annie, The Thing, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Killer Elite, Trumbo, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, Legionnaire, Th…
TV ShowsHunted, Lost, Oz, Linc’s, Tangled: The Series, Hunted, Lost, Oz, Linc’s, Tangled: The Series

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Trademarks

  1. Due to his tall frame, powerful-looking physique and deep voice, he often plays sinister, imposing characters of criminal or military backgrounds

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Quotes

  • The only way I know how to deliver is to focus; some people can turn it on or off – I’d rather stay in character. There was no socializing. I would start two hours before I went to the set and I wouldn’t say any other words other than the ones that I needed to say, that’s just the way I work and I think that intensity comes across in my characters. -on his “method acting” style, which has sometimes allegedly caused resentment on sets
  • When a star character on a hit show chooses to leave there’s always speculation as to whether or not they’ve done this or that or not gotten along with this or that person. Straight up: it was probably one of the best relationships I’ve ever had in terms of developing a character, and I think the character will be a testament to that. -on working on Lost (2004)
  • They gave me a stick and said, ‘Knock those three guys out.’ There’s no better way to make an entrance. – when asked if he was made to feel like the “new kid on the block” when joining Lost
  • I kind of feel for the people on the show who are just coming into the business and this is their first gig. They’ve got a big letdown coming.” – on his younger cast mates on “Lost
  • The only way you can influence your fate is to put your soul into your performance and hope it registers with the audience.
  • I’ve never been really great at trusting anybody, just because of the way I grew up. I was always led to believe you should take care of yourself, trust in your abilities and you’re the author of your own destiny. Coming to this show is the opposite.” – talking about “Lost

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Important Facts

  • Full name is pronounced like a-de-wall-e a-key-new-ye ag-ba-he.
  • Appears in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Cinematic Universe with roles in Thor: The Dark World and Suicide Squad.
  • The woolly hat he wore as Simon Adebisi in ”Oz (1997-2003)” was his idea and based on hats he’d seen gang members wear growing up in London.
  • The name of his character, “Atticus” in the action adventure film Pompeii is similar to a role he played in the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea TV film, the name of whom was “Cabe Attucks”.
  • Had a successful career as a model in Milan and Paris, before pursuing acting.
  • He is a Buddhist and admitted that he had to chant more than usual while playing the brutal character of “Majestic” in Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005).
  • He is fluent in several languages including Italian, Yoruba, Swahili, and (of course) English. He can “get along” in a few other languages, including French.
  • The son of immigrants from Nigeria, he has played almost entirely African characters despite having been born and raised in England. He usually employs a deep, Nigerian timber while acting, while off-screen he has a very British, somewhat Cockney accent.
  • He went from playing Ernie Hudson’s good friend, the guide “Kahega” to Hudson’s “Capt. Munro” in Congo (1995), to playing his enemy, the sociopath “Adebisi” to Hudson’s hard-headed “Warden Glynn” in Oz (1997).
  • Is perhaps best known for his role as the cunning, fierce super-criminal Adebisi on Oz (1997). Another role he is very much associated with is the enigmatic ‘Mr. Eko’ from Lost (2004), even though he played that role in only 28 of the series’ 117 episodes.
  • Has a masters in Law from the University of London, but took a different career path when bitten by the acting bug.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Filmography

Concussion2015Dave DuersonActor
Trumbo2015Virgil BrooksActor
Major Lazer2015TV SeriesMajor Lazer / Evil LazerActor
American Odyssey2015TV SeriesFrank MajorsActor
Game of Thrones2015TV SeriesMalkoActor
Thor: The Dark World2013Algrim
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete2013Sergeant PikeActor
Hunted2012TV SeriesDeacon CraneActor
Bullet to the Head2012Robert Nkomo MorelActor
Best Laid Plans2012JosephActor
The Thing2011/IDerek JamesonActor
Strike Back2011TV SeriesTahirActor
Killer Elite2011AgentActor
Faster2010The EvangelistActor
Monk2009TV SeriesSamuel WaingayaActor
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra2009Heavy DutyActor
Lost2005-2006TV SeriesMr. EkoActor
Get Rich or Die Tryin’2005MajesticActor
Preaching to the Choir2005Bull SharkyActor
The Mistress of Spices2005KwesiActor
Black/Blue2005ShortThe TargetActor
Unstoppable2004Agent JunodActor
The Bourne Identity2002WombosiActor
Lip Service2001SebastionActor
The Mummy Returns2001Lock-NahActor
Oz1997-2000TV SeriesSimon AdebisiActor
Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble2000TV MovieJoeActor
Red Shoe Diaries 12: Girl on a Bike2000VideoThe Student (segment “The Written Word”) (as Adewale)Actor
Linc’s1998TV SeriesActor
Pensacola: Wings of Gold1997TV SeriesAmbassador OdekuActor
Cracker: Mind Over Murder1997TV SeriesJohn DoeActor
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea1997TV Mini-SeriesCabe AttucksActor
Screen Two1996TV SeriesEmmanuelActor
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls1995Hitu (as Adewale)Actor
Congo1995Kahega (as Adewalé)Actor
Delta of Venus1995The Clairvoyant (as Wale)Actor
New York Undercover1995TV SeriesCliff RamseyActor
Red Shoe Diaries1994TV SeriesDavis BatemanActor
Elizabeth Blue2017post-productionDr. BowmanActor
Tangled2017TV Series announcedXavierActor
Wetlands2017post-productionBabel ‘Babs’ JohnsonActor
Watership DownTV Mini-Series filmingCaptain VervainActor
Suicide Squad2016Killer CrocActor
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero2015Bilal (voice)Actor
Africana!2007TV Series written by – 2007-2008Writer
Elizabeth Blue2017executive producer post-productionProducer
Farming2004Short producerProducer
Made in Hollywood2014-2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Live with Kelly and Michael2006-2016TV SeriesHimself – Guest / HimselfSelf
Conan2016TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Wendy Williams Show2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHimself – Nominee: Outstanding Cast in a Motion PictureSelf
The Queen Latifah Show2014-2015TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The Talk2014TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Reel Junkie2014TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Good Day L.A.2014TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The Thing Evolves2012Video shortHimselfSelf
The Chew2011TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The Mo’Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Screen Nation Television and Film Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Africana!2007TV SeriesHimself – HostSelf
Fuse Celebrity Playlist2006TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Richard & Judy2006TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Tavis Smiley2006TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The Making of Special: ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’1997TV Movie documentaryCabe AttucksSelf
TMZ on TV2014TV SeriesSimon AdebisiArchive Footage
Lost Survivor Guide2007TV Movie documentaryMr. Eko (uncredited)Archive Footage
Lost: A Tale of Survival2006TV Movie documentaryMr. EkoArchive Footage
Fire + Water: Anatomy of an Episode2006Video documentary shortMr. EkoArchive Footage
The Lost Survival Guide2006TV MovieMr. EkoArchive Footage
Lost: Reckoning2006TV MovieMr. EkoArchive Footage
Lost: Revelation2006TV MovieMr. EkoArchive Footage

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Awards

2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLost (2004)Won
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLost (2004)Nominated