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Kingsley Ben-Adir Biography

Birth Place:
London, England

Fast Facts

  • Son of a Morrocan father and an English mother
  • Grew up in Gospel Oak, Northwest London
  • Started his acting career doing theater in London
  • Spent time with private investigators as research for the role of Karim Washington in The OA
  • Was committed to work on a third season of The OA, but the series was not renewed


  • 2021Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated