Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Actor, Model, Screenwriter
Born: 08/22/1967 in Islington, England, GB


Actor (35)

Tangled: Before Ever After 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)


Bilal: A New Breed of Hero 2016 (Movie)

Bilal (Voice)

Conan 2016 (Tv Show)


Suicide Squad 2016 (Movie)

Killer Croc (Actor)

American Odyssey 2015 (Tv Show)


Concussion 2015 (Movie)

Dave Duerson (Actor)

Game of Thrones 2015 (Tv Show)


Trumbo 2015 (Movie)

Virgil Brooks (Actor)

Annie 2014 (Movie)

Nash (Actor)

Pompeii 2014 (Movie)

Atticus (Actor)

Bullet To The Head 2013 (Movie)

Robert Nkomo Morel (Actor)

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete 2013 (Movie)

Pike (Actor)

Thor: The Dark World 2013 (Movie)

Algrim/Kurse (Actor)

Best Laid Plans 2012 (Movie)


Killer Elite 2011 (Movie)

Agent (Actor)

The Thing 2011 (Movie)

Jameson (Actor)

Faster 2010 (Movie)

Evangelist (Actor)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 (Movie)

Heavy Duty (Actor)

Lost 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)


Preaching to the Choir 2006 (Movie)

Bull Sharky (Actor)

The Mistress of Spices 2006 (Movie)

Kwesi (Actor)

Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 (Movie)

Majestic (Actor)

Unstoppable 2004 (Movie)


The Bourne Identity 2002 (Movie)

Nykwana Wombosi (Actor)

Linc's 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)


New York Undercover 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)


Oz 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)


The Mummy Returns 2001 (Movie)

Lock-Nah (Actor)

Kat and Allison 2000 (Movie)


Cracker 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Legionnaire 1998 (Movie)


Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 1995 (Movie)

Hitu (Actor)

Deadly Voyage (TV Show)



King's College London




Nabbed a supporting role in the drama "Elizabeth Blue"


Played Killer Croc in the comic book adaptation "Suicide Squad"


Played the late Chicago Bears defensive back, Dave Duerson, in the sports drama "Concussion"


Co-starred opposite Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman in "Thor: The Dark World"


Joined the cast of the BBC action series "The Hunted"


Cast opposite Robert De Niro, Clive Owen, and Jason Statham in the action feature "Killer Elite"


Cast in the sci-fi mystery feature "The Thing"


Landed a bit part opposite Dwayne Johnson in "Faster"


Cast as Heavy Duty in the big-screen version of "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"


Co-starred in the semi-autobiographical drama about rap artist 50 Cent "Get Rich or Die Tryin,'" directed by Jim Sheridan


Joined the second season of the ABC drama "Lost" as Mr. Eko, a mysterious man dwelling on the island


Had a supporting role in the action thriller "The Bourne Identity"


Played a villain in the sequel "The Mummy Returns"


Featured in "Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble" on Showtime


Acted in the gangster-themed "Legionnaire"


Had a recurring role as a Nigerian cab driver on the Showtime comedy series "Linc's"


Played Cabe Attucks in the updated ABC miniseries production of "Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"


Played villainous inmate Simon Adebisi on the HBO prison-set drama "Oz"


Guest starred on an episode of "Cracker" (ABC) playing a priest who doesn't remember murders he may have committed


Appeared in HBO adventure thriller "Deadly Voyage"


Had early feature credits in the films "Congo" and "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls"


Made TV debut on an episode of Showtime's "Red Shoe Diaries"


Featured in the music videos "Love No Limit" by Mary J Blige and "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" by En Vogue

Bonus Trivia


Name Adewale means "the crown has arrived."


Moved from London to his parents' native Nigeria at six weeks old, where he was raised by a foster family while his parents established careers.


Prior to becoming an actor, was a professional model in London and later the United States.


Was arrested in Honolulu, HI on Sept. 2, 2006 for disobeying a police officer and operating a motor vehicle without a license. He was released after six hours on $500 bail, and on Sept. 26, 2006, he was cleared of all charges after providing proof that he had a license.


"I realized that the sum total of my life added up to this: my rough upbringing, because when they said 'Action!', I had plenty; and the analytical focus and determination of legal study – you need all of that to be an actor." - from The Guardian, May 12, 2012


"I’m just getting started and and my full repertoire and range as an actor has not been shown. It’s unknown, which is why took the risk of doing 'Annie.' People haven’t seen me in a comedic setting but that’s who I really am. So I think that as you do good work more roles will present themselves. I’m not frustrated at all. The offers are coming in and I’m not having to audition. How can I complain? But definitely, I’m looking to play the love interest, something a bit sexier and also dramatic. Something I can really get my teeth into, and go back to real acting. I’m definitely gunning for a leading man role. I think it’s about time." - from, February 21, 2014


"I'm very much the type of actor that once I embody the character, I could stay in it from the beginning to the end." - from, August 2, 2016