A number of us have preferences when it comes to the kind of movies we would rather watch. some of the reasons could because our favorite actor or actress is starring the movie, and if its a Hollywood movie, its probably because there is a Nigerian in the movie.
While many have seen certain Hollywood movies and identify some of the actors as Nigerians, some do not know that the actors from their favorite movies or their favorite actors as a matter of fact are Nigerians. Checkout out these ten American and British Actors you probably never knew are Nigerians
Many people watched the infamous TV series Game Of Thrones. But what they did not know was that the man that acted as Xaro Xhon Daxos was a Nigerian of Igbo origin.
Nonso Anozie was born on the 17th of November 1978 to Nigerian parents. Even though most know him as an English actor, his roots is Nigeria.
Anybody who is familiar with the series Quantico, must have known about the Lydia Hall the stubborn daughter of CIA academy trainer Hall.
Tracy Ifeachor is a British actress of Igbo descent. The 35-year-old also starred in The Originals. She is Nigerian.
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He is a British actor who has starred in many award-winning movies and series.
His film credits include; 24, Criminal Minds, Pirates Of The Caribbean to mention but a few. But one thing many fans of this actor do not know bout him is that he is also a Nigerian. He was born in Lagos in 1962 and he is from Ogun State.
She became very popularly after playing the award-winning role Susan ‘Crazy Eyes’ in the TV series Orange Is The New Black.
Uzo whose full name is Uzoamaka Aduba was born in Boston in 1981. But by virtue of her parents being Igbo from Nigeria, she is automatically Nigerian.
He is known as Sir Elyan the brother of queen Guinevere in the blockbuster TV series Merlin. Adetomiwa Edun is a British actor of Yoruba origin.
His mother is English while his father is Nigerian of the Yoruba tribe. He was born in Lagos State in 1984. Aside from playing the role of Sir Elyan in Merlin, he has also featured in movies like; Law And Order UK, Slaves, and even Nigerian produced movie Banana Island Ghost a movie also starring Chigurl.
This actor starred in the movie Star Wars, he also played the role of Ugwu in the screen adaptation of Chimamanda’s Half Of a Yellow Sun. Boyega is was born in London to Nigerian parents in 1992.
Only her name will expose the fact that she is Igbo and Nigerian.
Caroline is a British actress born in London. The 46 years old beauty was born to Nigerian parents and even had part of her education in Nigeria. Her film credits include; The Shannara Chronicles, Supernatural and so many others.
The list of international actors who are of Nigerian origin will not be complete without mentioning this TV icon. Chiwetel had been involved in many critically and commercial acclaimed movies.
His movie credits include but not limited to, 12 Years a Slave, Half Of a Yellow Sun, The Lion King, and even Charlize Theron’s recent action movie The Old Guard. Ejiofor is an English actor and filmmaker. The 43 years old is of Nigerian origin.
Anyone who watched the series Lost would recognize this actor.
The 42-year-old British actor and director were born to Nigerian parents of Yoruba descent. He has been active in the world of acting since 1994. Adewale has also been part of other films like Game Of Thrones and Suicide Squad.
He is an American actor born to Nigerian parents.
Okieriete is an actor best known for his roles as Hercules and Dean Miller in TV series Station 19. He is currently 32 years old.