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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Net Worth

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje net worth is
$3 Million

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Wiki/Biography

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born on 22 August 1967 in Islington, London, England to parents of Yoruba ancestry, and is best known as the actor who portrayed Mr. Eko in ‘‘Lost’’ and Killer Croc in ‘‘Suicide Squad’’.

So just how rich is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, this actor has net worth of $3 million, with his wealth being accumulated from his 24 years-long career in the mentioned field, including as a producer.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Net Worth $3 Million

When he was only six weeks old, Adewale was given up for adoption to a family in Tilbury. Reportedly, this was a common thing among the Nigerian families, who would often give their children up to white families, hoping they would have better lives that way. At the age of eight, he was taken to Nigeria for a short period of time by his biological parents, but as he struggled with their language and was forbidden to speak English, he was soon sent back to England. The following years were particularly difficult for Adewale, as he joined a gang and became a thief, in the peak of his racial crisis. When that happened, his foster parents sent him to a boarding school in Surrey, where he unfortunately tried to take his own life. However, after that Adewale came to peace with his racial background and identity.

He made acting debut with the role of Davis Bateman in ‘‘Red Shoe Diaries’’, in 1994 and followed by taking roles in minor projects such as ‘‘Delta of Venus’’ and ‘‘Congo’’, working alongside Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh and Ernie Hudson. In the late ‘90s, he continued with minor roles on television and in movies, including in ‘‘Cracker: Mind Over Murder’’ and ‘‘Legionnaire’’, but in 1997 he landed the role of Simon Adebisi in 32 episodes of ‘‘Oz’’, a critically acclaimed crime series which follows the story of the daily activities of prisoners in an unusual prison, which was nominated for two Primetime Emmy awards, and actually won ALMA, CableACE and Artios Awards. Continuing to work at a rapid pace, Adewale got the role of Kwesi in ‘‘The Mistress of Spices’’, alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Dylan McDermott, and during the same year joined the cast of ‘‘Lost’’, a critically acclaimed adventure drama series, which won a Golden Globe award and 105 others, such as Primetime Emmy, Actor for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, and Saturn Award. In 2006, Agbaje starred in ‘‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’’ as Heavy Duty, working with Christopher Eccleston and Grégory Fitoussi, all adding steadily to his net worth.

In 2011, he played the role of Agent in ‘‘Killer Elite’’, and in the following year joined the cast for eight episodes of ‘‘Hunted’’, a critically acclaimed drama television series about a spy and hunter who finds herself hunted as well. Agbaje was then cast to play Algrim / Kurse in ‘‘Thor: The Dark World’’, a critically appraised action movie which grossed over $650 million at the box office, and working on such an important project allowed Adewale to get more exposure in the media. In 2014, he portrayed Atticus in ‘‘Pompeii’’, starring alongside Kit Harington and Carrie-Anne Moss, and the next year had roles in two television series, ‘‘American Odyssey’’ and ‘‘Major Lazer’’, portraying Frank Majors and Major Lazer / Evil Lazer in the latter. As of the following year, Adewale was cast to play Killer Croc in ‘‘Suicide Squad’’, the superhero movie which won one Oscar award and 16 others, including ASCAP, Critics Choice and GMS Awards. When it comes to his latest work, Agbaje played the role of John Bird in ‘‘Ten Days in the Valley’’, and his movie ‘‘Farming’’ is in post-production. Overall, this actor has had 50 acting gigs so far.

Adewale doesn’t share much information regarding his private life, but he has never married. He is active on social media such as Twitter and Instagram and is followed by over 70,000 people on the former, and 95,000 on the latter.


Full NameEdin Džeko
Net Worth$3 Million
Salary8.47 million EUR
Date Of BirthAugust 22 1967
Place Of BirthIslington, London, England
Height1.88 m
Weight102 kg
ProfessionModel, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor
EducationBoarding School of Surrey
NationalityBritish, Nigerian
ParentsMidhat Džeko, Belma Džeko
SiblingsMerima Džeko
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AdewaleAkinnuoyeAgbaje
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/adewale
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/therealadewale
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0015382
AwardsPremier League Player of the Month, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, N...
MoviesSuicide Squad, Thor: The Dark World, Pompeii, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Bourne Identity, Get Rich or Die Tryin', The Mummy Returns, Concussion, Bullet to the Head, Annie, The Thing, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Killer Elite, Trumbo, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, Legionnaire, Th...
TV ShowsHunted, Lost, Oz, Linc's, Tangled: The Series, Hunted, Lost, Oz, Linc's, Tangled: The Series
#Trademark
1Due to his tall frame, powerful-looking physique and deep voice, he often plays sinister, imposing characters of criminal or military backgrounds
#Quote
1The only way I know how to deliver is to focus; some people can turn it on or off - I'd rather stay in character. There was no socializing. I would start two hours before I went to the set and I wouldn't say any other words other than the ones that I needed to say, that's just the way I work and I think that intensity comes across in my characters. -on his "method acting" style, which has sometimes allegedly caused resentment on sets
2When a star character on a hit show chooses to leave there's always speculation as to whether or not they've done this or that or not gotten along with this or that person. Straight up: it was probably one of the best relationships I've ever had in terms of developing a character, and I think the character will be a testament to that. -on working on Lost (2004)
3They gave me a stick and said, 'Knock those three guys out.' There's no better way to make an entrance. - when asked if he was made to feel like the "new kid on the block" when joining Lost
4I kind of feel for the people on the show who are just coming into the business and this is their first gig. They've got a big letdown coming." - on his younger cast mates on "Lost
5The only way you can influence your fate is to put your soul into your performance and hope it registers with the audience.
6I've never been really great at trusting anybody, just because of the way I grew up. I was always led to believe you should take care of yourself, trust in your abilities and you're the author of your own destiny. Coming to this show is the opposite." - talking about "Lost
#Fact
1Full name is pronounced like a-de-wall-e a-key-new-ye ag-ba-he.
2Appears in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Cinematic Universe with roles in Thor: The Dark World and Suicide Squad.
3The woolly hat he wore as Simon Adebisi in ''Oz (1997-2003)'' was his idea and based on hats he'd seen gang members wear growing up in London.
4The name of his character, "Atticus" in the action adventure film Pompeii is similar to a role he played in the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea TV film, the name of whom was "Cabe Attucks".
5Had a successful career as a model in Milan and Paris, before pursuing acting.
6He is a Buddhist and admitted that he had to chant more than usual while playing the brutal character of "Majestic" in Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005).
7He is fluent in several languages including Italian, Yoruba, Swahili, and (of course) English. He can "get along" in a few other languages, including French.
8The son of immigrants from Nigeria, he has played almost entirely African characters despite having been born and raised in England. He usually employs a deep, Nigerian timber while acting, while off-screen he has a very British, somewhat Cockney accent.
9He went from playing Ernie Hudson's good friend, the guide "Kahega" to Hudson's "Capt. Munro" in Congo (1995), to playing his enemy, the sociopath "Adebisi" to Hudson's hard-headed "Warden Glynn" in Oz (1997).
10Is perhaps best known for his role as the cunning, fierce super-criminal Adebisi on Oz (1997). Another role he is very much associated with is the enigmatic 'Mr. Eko' from Lost (2004), even though he played that role in only 28 of the series' 117 episodes.
11Has a masters in Law from the University of London, but took a different career path when bitten by the acting bug.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Concussion2015Dave Duerson
Trumbo2015Virgil Brooks
Major Lazer2015TV SeriesMajor Lazer / Evil Lazer
American Odyssey2015TV SeriesFrank Majors
Game of Thrones2015TV SeriesMalko
Annie2014Nash
Pompeii2014/IAtticus
Thor: The Dark World2013Algrim Kurse
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete2013Sergeant Pike
Hunted2012TV SeriesDeacon Crane
Bullet to the Head2012Robert Nkomo Morel
Best Laid Plans2012Joseph
The Thing2011/IDerek Jameson
Strike Back2011TV SeriesTahir
Killer Elite2011Agent
Faster2010The Evangelist
Monk2009TV SeriesSamuel Waingaya
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra2009Heavy Duty
Lost2005-2006TV SeriesMr. Eko
Get Rich or Die Tryin'2005Majestic
Preaching to the Choir2005Bull Sharky
The Mistress of Spices2005Kwesi
Black/Blue2005ShortThe Target
Unstoppable2004Agent Junod
The Bourne Identity2002Wombosi
Lip Service2001Sebastion
The Mummy Returns2001Lock-Nah
Oz1997-2000TV SeriesSimon Adebisi
Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble2000TV MovieJoe
Red Shoe Diaries 12: Girl on a Bike2000VideoThe Student (segment "The Written Word") (as Adewale)
Legionnaire1998Luther
Linc's1998TV Series
Pensacola: Wings of Gold1997TV SeriesAmbassador Odeku
Cracker: Mind Over Murder1997TV SeriesJohn Doe
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea1997TV Mini-SeriesCabe Attucks
Screen Two1996TV SeriesEmmanuel
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls1995Hitu (as Adewale)
Congo1995Kahega (as Adewalé)
Delta of Venus1995The Clairvoyant (as Wale)
New York Undercover1995TV SeriesCliff Ramsey
Red Shoe Diaries1994TV SeriesDavis Bateman
Elizabeth Blue2017post-productionDr. Bowman
Tangled2017TV Series announcedXavier
Wetlands2017post-productionBabel 'Babs' Johnson
Watership DownTV Mini-Series filmingCaptain Vervain
Suicide Squad2016Killer Croc
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero2015Bilal (voice)

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Africana!2007TV Series written by - 2007-2008
Farming2004Short

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elizabeth Blue2017executive producer post-production
Farming2004Short producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Farming2004Short

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2006-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Conan2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2016TV SeriesHimself
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture
The Queen Latifah Show2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Talk2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Reel Junkie2014TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Thing Evolves2012Video shortHimself
The Chew2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Screen Nation Television and Film Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Africana!2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
Fuse Celebrity Playlist2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Richard & Judy2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of Special: '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'1997TV Movie documentaryCabe Attucks

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TMZ on TV2014TV SeriesSimon Adebisi
Lost Survivor Guide2007TV Movie documentaryMr. Eko (uncredited)
Lost: A Tale of Survival2006TV Movie documentaryMr. Eko
Fire + Water: Anatomy of an Episode2006Video documentary shortMr. Eko
The Lost Survival Guide2006TV MovieMr. Eko
Lost: Reckoning2006TV MovieMr. Eko
Lost: Revelation2006TV MovieMr. Eko

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLost (2004)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureTrumbo (2015)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearLost (2004)
2006Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actor on TelevisionLost (2004)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearLost (2004)
2006OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesLost (2004)
2006Scream AwardScream AwardsBreakout PerformanceLost (2004)
2001Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Supporting ActorEnslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble (2000)
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesOz (1997)
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesOz (1997)

Known for movies


Source
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