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9 Hollywood Actors That Are Of Yoruba Origin.

Most of us don't even know where our favorite Actors in Hollywood are from. Below are a list of Hollywood Actors that are of Yoruba origin.

John Adebayo Adegboyega

Is a well known Hollywood actor of Nigerian origin. Born 17th March, 1992. His parents are both Nigerians from Oyo state.

Aside acting he is also a producer. The British-Nigerian came into the lime light after his role as Moses in a Sci-fi comedy "Attack the block" "Star wars" and subsequent others.  

Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Hakeem is a British-Nigerian born 1st October 1962 to Nigerian parents of Yoruba origin. His parents are from Abeokuta in Ogun state. He is a very talented actor with a net worth of $10 million. He is known for his roles in movies like "X-Men origins: Wolverine", "Big fellas", "Pirates of the Caribbean: At world's ends" and lots more.

Adesua Etomi-Wellington

Adesua is a Nigerian actor. Born 22nd February 1988. Susu as she is popularly called is from Esan tribe of Edo State. The actor and producer studied Drama and performance at the University of Wolverhampton in United Kingdom. In 2019, she graced the cover of Vogue Magazine with other top ranking Hollowood stars as the world's most famous actress.

David Oyelowo

David is a Hollywood actor of Nigerian origin too. Born 1 April 1976 in Oxford United Kingdom. The English-American is from Oyo state . He is married with four children.

He is also An Actor and a producer. Some of his Movies are "Maisie Raine" "Brothers and Sisters" "Tomorrow la Scala" and also a voice actor for Star wars Episode 7. He has a net worth of $6million.

Adewale Akinnoye-Agbaje

A Yoruba born Hollywood actor, Born in London in August 22, 1967. He is a Director, producer, writer and a former model. He studied Law Education and has a net worth of $ 3million. He is also known for his role in Game of Thrones, "The Bourne identity" " Ace Ventura" and a lot of others.

Gbenga Akinnnagbe

Is an American actor and a writer. Born 12 December, 1978 in Washington D.C .

Attended Bucknell University and he majored in political science and English. Some of his Movies are "the wire" "the savages" "the takings of pilham123 and lots more. He has a net of $3 million.

Adetomiwa Edun

Adetomiwa is a Nigerian-American actor. Born in 1984 in Lagos Nigeria. He stared in Merlin as Sir Elyan and also in Banana Island Ghost and lots more. Has a net worth of $4million.

Olurotimi Akinosho

Rotimi as he is popularly called Is a Nigerian-American actor, singer and model. Born 30th November, 1988 to a Yoruba father and an English mother. He is currently in a relationship with famous singer, Venessa mdee.

Adepero Oduye

 Is an American actor, director, singer and writer. Born 11 January, 1978 in Brooklyn, New York. Known for her roles in "pariah" " 12 years a slave" "big Short" " widows" and others.

Here is my list of Yoruba Actors.

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