Appeared in "Phantom Halo"
Supporting role in "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"
Breakout role as Chris Partlow on "The Wire"
Akinnagbe, who is of Nigerian descent, was the first in his family to be born in the United States.
Prior to becoming an actor, Akinnagbe was a star wrestler at Bucknell University.
In addition to acting, Akinnagbe has also written freelance articles for the New York Times.