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ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE (Atticus) was born in London, England to Nigerian parents. After earning a Master's Degree in Law from London's prestigious King's College, Adewale discovered his true calling when acclaimed producer Frank Marshall cast him in the Paramount Blockbuster Congo. This soon led to appearances in both film and television, most notably Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Legionnaire, HBO's "Deadly Voyage;" television series "Cracker"; "New York Undercover"; and the ABC mini-series "20,000 Leagues under the Sea."

Adewale most recently starred in Warner Bros. Bullet To The Head opposite Sylvester Stallone and Christian Slater, and The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete alongside Anthony Mackie and Jennifer Hudson, which just premiered at Sundance. Later this year, he will also be starring as the lead villain in Thor: The Dark World later this year. Additional films Adewale is known for include: Killer Elite alongside Robert DeNiro, Clive Owen and Jason Statham, Universal Pictures classic remake of The Thing, and also showing his skills behind the microphone, lending his voice for Sony Pictures Animation's The Pirates! Band Of Misfits, directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newsitt. Adewale showcased his talents in his first "feature short" Farming at Robert Redford's prestigious Sundance Labs in 2007, for which he won the Annenberg award for best newcomer writer and director.

Always defying stereotypes, Adewale continues to broaden his range and talent focusing on his film career. He was seen in the CBS film Faster starring opposite Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton. He also starred in successful on screen hits such as Get Rich Or Die Tryin', The Bourne Identity, The Mummy Returns, and the romantic comedy, Mistress Of The Spices. Additionally, Adewale dubbed the 'Action Figure' actor in a magazine for his strong characters on film and in television and his strength of presence was never more on display then in the Paramount blockbuster G.I. Joe: The Rise Of The Cobra.

But it was television that made Adewale a household name, first in his role as 'Simon Adebisi', the murderous drug-addicted prisoner on HBO's groundbreaking television series, "Oz," a performance that led to him receiving two NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. His role as the mysterious 'Mr. Eko' on the J.J. Abrams' hugely successful ABC drama "Lost" earned him a coveted SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Adewale speaks several languages including Italian, a bit of French and Yoruba and the Nigerian language of his parents. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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