Famous African actors thriving in Holywood

1. Lupita Nyong’o from Kenya .

Lupita Nyong’o, in full Lupita Amondi Nyong’o, (born March 1, 1983, Mexico City.

Nyong’o, who was born in Mexico, grew up in Kenya, where her father served as a government minister and a senator.

She attended Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, and, while still a student, she served as a production assistant and an intern on several movies. 

Lupita is known for movies such as 12 Years a Slave, Black Panther, Us, Queen of Katwe, The Jungle Book, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and others.l

2.Edi Gathegi from kenya

Edi Mūe Gathegi is a Kenyan-American actor.

Edi was born in Eastlands, Nairobi, Kenya but raised in California. His family moved to the United States when he was young, settling in the Bay Area town of Albany, CA.

Among Hollywood movies and series he starred include Twilight, X-Men: First Class, Beauty and the Beast, Nikita, My Bloody Valentine, The Fifth Patient, Lincoln Heights, and others.

3.Benjamin Ochieng’ from Kenya

Benjamin A. Onyango was born in Nairobi, Kenya as Benjamin Alfred Onyango Ochieng.

His fluency in the Swahili language has made him the best choice in Hollywood for Swahili-related roles.

He has starred in several movies, including Tears of the Sun, God’s Not Dead, and Beautifully Broken.

4. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje from Nigeria

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born on August 22, 1967, in London, England, to parents who had immigrated to the United Kingdom from Nigeria. 

Adewale started as a model before going to Hollywood and is now one of Hollywood’s most prolific Nigerian actors.

Popular Adewale movies and series include Thor: The Dark World, Game of Thrones, Tangled: The Series, Farming, Suicide Squad, Bilal, Concussion, Trumbo, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, and more.

5. Peter Mensah from Ghana

Mensah was born in 1959 in Chiraa in Brong Ahafo region of Ghana to parents of the Asante tribe.

Peter later moved to Hertfordshire England with his family at a young age .

Some of his movies and TV series include Avatar, Spartacus: Vengeance, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, The Incredible Hulk, Hidalgo, Tears of the Sun, and others.

6. Boris Kodjoe from Ghana

The former model was born in 1973 in Vienna, Australia, to a Ghanaian father of Ga-Adangbe descent and a German-Jewish mother.

Popular Boris Kodjoe movies and TV series include Surrogates, Brown Sugar, Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil: Afterlife, The Gospel, Evil Goes Global, House of Cards, and others.

7. Danai Gurira from Zimbabwe

Danai Jekesai Gurira is a Zimbabwean-American actress, activist and award-winning playwright.

Born on February 14, 1978, in Iowa, USA (Grinnell City), Danai Gurira is currently 43 years old.

Gurira has starred in a number of popular films and series, including Black Panther, Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, The Walking Dead, Captain America: Civil War, Tinker Bell , and many others.

8. Djimon Hounsou from Benin

Djimon Gaston Hounsou was born in 1964 in Cotonou Benin.

He moved to France at an age of twelve, where he met a photographer who introduced him to modeling.

He later moved to the USA in 1990, where he started his acting career.

Popular Djimon movies and TV series include Fast and Furious 7, Blood Diamond, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Legends of Tarzan, Aquaman, Shazam!, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and others.

9. Olurotimi Akinosho

 Olurotimi Akinosho (born November 30, 1988), known professionally as Rotimi, is a Nigerian-born American actor, singer, and model.


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Popular Olurotimi Akinosho movies and TV series include Power,Favourite son,Deuces , Coming 2 America, and many more