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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Biography

Birth Place:
London, England
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in London and Nigeria
  • Modeled in London and Milan before turning to acting (and after obtaining a master's degree in law); moved to the U
  • S
  • to pursue an acting career in 1994
  • Appeared in the music videos for EnVogue's "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" and Mary J
  • Blige's "Love No Limit
  • " Nominated for NAACP Image Awards in the Best Supporting Actor: Drama Series category for his role in HBO's Oz in 1997 and 2000
  • The meaning of his name: "ade" (crown); "wale" (to come home); "akin" (warrior); "nuoye" (chief); "agbaje" (wealth, prosperity)
  • Came up with the name of his Lost character, Mr
  • Eko, himself
  • Nickname is "Triple A
  • "


  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner