today we are going to be looking at top 10 nigerian actors in hollywood and doing well, Do you know that some of the best actors in Hollywood are from Nigerians? Well if you don’t know, kindly read through this content to the end as I will be sharing with you the top 10 Nigerian actors in Hollywood.
Kindly note that the list is generated based on the preference of the author.
Top 10 Nigerian actors in Hollywood.
1. Chiwetel Ejiofor
Ejiofor was born in London’s Forest Gate, to middle-class Nigerian parents of Igbo descent. His father, Arinze, was a doctor, and his mother, Obiajulu, was a pharmacist. Presently, he is a British actor and filmmaker who starred in many movies such as Amistad, 12 Years a slave, doctor strange, etc.
2. David Oyelowo
Oyelowo, a Nigerian prince from the Awe kingdom, was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, to Nigerian parents. His father is from Oyo State, Western Nigeria while his mother is from Edo State, Southern Nigeria. He is presently an actor who holds dual British and American citizenship.
3. John. Boyega
John boyega made his debut in the British science comedy film ‘Attack the block’ way back in 2011 before going back to start alongside a fellow Nigerian, Ejiofor in the movie ‘Half of a yellow sun’. But his big break couldn’t come until he was casted as Fin in the recent Disney Star Wars trilogy.
4. Adewale Akinnuoye-agbaje
He played the slave’s show master during Game of Throne’s 5th season. He also had roles in other films such as suicide squad, Thor the Dark World, The mummy returns, etc.
5. Uzo Aduba
The award-winning Hollywood actress originates from Nigeria. She is known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black.
6. Yvonne Orji
Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role in the television series Insecure, for which she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and three NAACP Image Awards. She also made an appearance in the 2018 Kevin Hart comedy movie ‘Night School’.
7. Nonso Anozie
He is a Nigerian-born American actor who played the role of Zaro in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. He also made appearances in movies such as Atonement, Cinderella, Conan the barbarian, and Artemis Fowl.
8. Adepero Oduye
She’s a hot Nigerian-born American actress that is not afraid to take on challenging roles. She rose to prominence after her performance in the movie Pariah,12 Years a Slave, The Big Short, and Widows.
9. Dayo Okeniyi
Oladayo Okeniyi is a Nigerian actor born in Jos and brought up in Lagos, Nigeria. He is popularly known for playing the role of Thresh in The Hunger Games and Danny Dyson in Terminator Genisys.
10. Hope olaide Wilson
Hope is an American actress born in the United Kingdom, but she originates from Nigeria and grew up between London and Lagos.
The talented actress starred in the popular 2018 Hollywood movie ‘Solace’ where she act the role of Soleil. She also had roles in the TV show ‘The last ship’ and the 2020 movie ‘Spencer confidential’.
Question: which of these actors surprises you to find out that he or she originate from Nigeria? Kindly share with us in the comments.