Dayo Okeniyi

A striking Nigerian actor, Oladayo A. Okeniyi (pronounced O-la-die-o Okay-ni-yi) appeared in several elementary school theatrical productions before his family moved to the United States in 2003. At the insistence of ... Read more »
Born: 06/13/1988

Filmography

Actor (10)

Shades of Blue 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Kids 2015 (Movie)

Conch (Actor)

Terminator: Genisys 2015 (Movie)

Danny Dyson (Actor)

Bones 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cavemen 2014 (Movie)

Andre (Actor)

Endless Love 2014 (Movie)

Mace (Actor)

Revolution 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Runner, Runner 2013 (Movie)

Lionel (Actor)

The Spectacular Now 2013 (Movie)

Marcus (Actor)

American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

A striking Nigerian actor, Oladayo A. Okeniyi (pronounced O-la-die-o Okay-ni-yi) appeared in several elementary school theatrical productions before his family moved to the United States in 2003. At the insistence of his father, a customs officer, and his mother, a literature teacher, Okeniyi earned his bachelor's degree in visual communications design in 2009. Following his dreams, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting, cutting his professional teeth in the short films "Eyes to See" (2010) and "Lions Among Men" (2011). Okeniyi achieved a major breakthrough when he landed the role of the deadly but honorable Thresh in "The Hunger Games" (2012). As one of the 24 young men and women forced to fight to the death on a gruesome reality show, Okeniyi made a strong impression as the mysterious Thresh, who saves then spares the life of fellow competitor Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) after hearing how she honored his murdered fellow countrywoman, 12-year-old Rue (Amandla Stenberg). The acclaimed futuristic film, based on the immensely popular trilogy by Suzanne Collins, was poised to become a global blockbuster.

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