Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Highest Rated: 86% The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Mistress of Spices (2005)

Birthday: Aug 22, 1967

Birthplace: Islington, London, England, UK

A tall, well-built and striking performer of African descent, London-born, Nigerian-raised Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was a physically imposing presence with a booming voice, cool exterior and impossible-to-ignore onscreen charisma. Working his way through higher education as a model, Akinnuoye-Agbaje headed for the States after earning his Master's degree in law and was quickly scooped up for the 1992 hit music videos "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" by En Vogue and "Love No Limit" by Mary J. Blige. Just bubbling under the surface, Akinnuoye-Agbaje did more modeling work and began to win acting roles in hits like "Congo" (1995) and "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" (1995). His unique look, compelling accent and penetrating stare would separate him from fellow performers, and he landed significant roles in the thriller "The Deadly Voyage" (HBO 1996) and an updated take on "Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (ABC 1997). His breakthrough came with a three-year arc as villainous drug dealer Simon Adebisi on edgy prison drama "Oz" (HBO 1997-2003). While appearing on "Oz," Akinnuoye-Agbaje also essayed the kinder, gentler cabbie Winston on the comedy-drama "Linc's" (Showtime 1998-2000), created by Tim Reid. During this period, he also appeared in cable biopic "Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble" (Showtime 2000) and the direct-to-video comedy "Kat & Allison" (2001). The over-the-top sequel "The Mummy Returns" (2001) offered Akinnuoye-Agbaje the opportunity to wow his largest big-screen audience yet as the bloodthirsty Lock-Nah, mastermind behind the scheme to reincarnate the mighty Imhotep. Key supporting roles in action blockbuster "The Bourne Identity" (2001) and hip hop-themed gangster drama "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" (2005) raised his screen identity prior to his TV return as the mysterious Mr. Eko on hit ABC drama "Lost" (ABC 2004-2010) in its second season. After his story arc on that complex series was completed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje returned his focus to films, beginning with a starring role in ensemble action hit "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009), followed by key roles in science fiction horror reboot "The Thing" (2011), British-made John Steinbeck adaptation "Best Laid Plans" (2012), Sylvester Stallone thriller "Bullet to the Head" (2013) and Marvel Cinematic Universe effort "Thor: The Dark World" (2013). Akinnuoye-Agbaje continued in this varied fashion, co-starring in films ranging from special effects blockbuster "Pompeii" (2013) and musical reboot "Annie" (2014) to Oscar-contender dramas "Trumbo" (2015) and "Concussion" (2015). Along with the starring voice role in animated action-adventure "Bilal" (2016), Akinnuoye-Agbaje co-starred as supervillain Killer Croc in DC Comics supervillain ensemble "Suicide Squad" (2016).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
56% No Score Yet Farming Femi (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2018
58% 98% Elizabeth Blue Dr. Bowman (Character),
Executive Producer
$2.3K 2017
40% 40% Wetlands Babel "Babs" Johnson (Character) - 2017
26% 59% Suicide Squad Killer Croc (Character) - 2016
59% 85% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Bilal (Voice) $489.9K 2015
74% 79% Trumbo Virgil Brooks (Character) $7.9M 2015
59% 74% Concussion Dave Duerson (Character) $33.8M 2015
28% 34% Pompeii Atticus (Character) $23.2M 2014
28% 59% Annie Nash (Character) $85.9M 2014
66% 76% Thor: The Dark World Algrim/Kurse (Character) $206.4M 2013
86% 88% The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete Pike (Character) $487.3K 2013
45% 39% Bullet to the Head Robert Nkomo Morel (Character) $9.5M 2012
50% 38% Best Laid Plans Joseph (Character) - 2012
27% 42% Killer Elite The Agent (Character) $25.1M 2011
34% 42% The Thing Jameson (Character) $16.9M 2011
42% 49% Faster The Evangelist (Character) $23.2M 2010
34% 50% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Heavy Duty (Character) $150.2M 2009
11% 42% The Mistress of Spices Kwesi (Character) - 2005
16% 70% Get Rich or Die Tryin' Majestic (Character) $31M 2005
36% 73% Preaching to the Choir Bull Sharky (Character) $397.9K 2005
No Score Yet 24% Unstoppable Agent Junod (Character) - 2004
83% 93% The Bourne Identity Nykwana Wombosi (Character) $121.5M 2002
47% 63% The Mummy Returns Lock-Nah (Character) $202M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Service Sebastion (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 60% Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble Joe (Character) - 2000
29% 30% Legionnaire Luther (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 81% Deadly Voyage Emmanuel (Character) - 1996
30% 72% Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Hitu (Character) $107.5M 1995

TV

Credit
56% 76% The Fix Severen "Sevvy" Johnson (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2019
55% 74% Ten Days in the Valley Detective Bird (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2016
54% 83% American Odyssey Frank Majors (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 100% Major Lazer Unknown (Character) 2015 2012
89% 85% Game of Thrones Malko (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014
No Score Yet 69% Hunted Alan "Deacon" Crane (Character) 2012
91% 90% Monk Samuel Waingaya (Guest Star) 2009
85% 91% Lost Mr. Echo (Character) 2005-2006
89% 95% Oz Simon Adebisi (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1997-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
60% No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1995

QUOTES FROM Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje CHARACTERS

Curator says: Where is it? Where is the bracelet?

Lock-Nah says: I think I know.

Robert Nkomo Morel says: In classical literature... the hero dies.

Robert Nkomo Morel says: In classical literature the hero dies.

James Bonomo says: You had me at fuck you.

Morel says: If I wanted your opinion I would have bought you a brain.

Heavy Duty says: [about handling the accelerator suits] Careful. They're worth millions of dollars each.

Ripcord says: [in a suit] Millions of dollars. Got it. [falls out of the van]

Heavy Duty says: Jesus...

Ripcord says: My bad. My bad. Won't happen again! [Gets smacked by a car]

Ripcord says: My bad. My bad. Won't happen again! [gets smacked by a car]

Evangelist says: Can you at least find it in your heart to forgive me for what I did?

Driver says: ...I can't

Driver says: I can't

Evangelist says: That's alright...it's alright... cuz I forgive you for what you're about to do

Evangelist says: That's alright. It's alright... cuz I forgive you for what you're about to do.

Lock-Nah says: When the time comes I shall truly enjoy killing you.

Evangelist says: Today, I want to talk to you about forgiveness...