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
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
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