Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Biography

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (born 22 August 1967) is a British actor and former fashion model, best known for his roles as Lock-Nah in The Mummy Returns, Nykwana Wombosi in The Bourne Identity, Mr. Eko on Lost and Simon Adebisi on Oz.

Early life and career

Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born in Islington, London. His parents are Nigerian, of Yoruba origin. He has a law degree from King's College London and a Masters in Law from the University of London.

His best known acting roles have been as the imposing convict Simon Adebisi in the 1990s HBO prison series Oz, and as Mr. Eko on ABC's survivor drama Lost. He was also in an episode of New York Undercover. He has numerous film credits since he began acting in 1994 and has appeared in many top films, including The Bourne Identity, in which he played a deposed African dictator, Hitu the police officer in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Lock-Nah in The Mummy Returns, and Heavy Duty in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. In 2009, Akinnuoye-Agbaje told MTV that he was in talks with Marvel Studios to play Black Panther in the film of the same name. When asked, the actor replied "We're talking to Marvel about ?Black Panther? This is the first round, so you know, hopefully they'll look at ?G.I. Joe' and see the potential. But it's about time we have a black superhero, isn't it? He's from a fictional village in Africa and the timing is so right for that kind of character to come through? And while I'm in my prime, this is the time. We've got [U.S. President Barack] Obama, now we need something onscreen to represent, so? ?Panther,' man I would love to see that happen, and I think the more we " my people " campaign for that, the more viable it will be. And I mean, obviously appearing in cult-classics and blockbusters all help, we're very much on [Marvel's] radar?I think it's all about campaigning, I'm going to keep knocking on their door." However, Marvel Studios have not yet confirmed that he will get the role.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje has also stated that he will be directing a film about his life story. More recently, he guest starred in the second episode of season 8 of Monk, and played Derek Jameson in the 2011 film The Thing. He will portray Kurse in the Marvel Studios film Thor: The Dark World.

Personal life

Akinnuoye-Agbaje is a Buddhist and a member of S?ka Gakkai International.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje asked to be written off Lost, citing a desire to return to London after his parents' recent passing and to direct a film there.



Year Title Role
1995 Congo Kahega
1995 Delta of Venus The Clairvoyant
1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Hitu
1996 The Deadly Voyage Emmaneul
1998 Legionnaire Luther
2000 Enslavement The True Story of Fanny Kemble Joe
2001 The Mummy Returns Lock-Nah
2001 Lip Service Sebastion
2002 ' Nykwana Wombosi
2004 Unstoppable Junod
2005 ' Kwesi
2005 On the One (Preaching to the Choir) Bull Sharky
2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin' Majestic
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Heavy Duty
2010 Faster The Evangelist
2011 Killer Elite The Agent
2013 The Samurai Mullifigan
2011 ' Derek Jameson
2012 Best Laid Plans Joseph
2013 Bullet to the Head Morel
2013 Thor: The Dark World Algrim / Kurse
2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete Pike
2014 Pompeii Bridgageous


Year Title Role Notes
1995 New York Undercover Cliff Ramsey
1996"1999 Linc's (TV series) Winston Iwelu
1997 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Cabe Attucks
1997"2000 Oz Simon Adebisi
2005"2006 Lost Mr. Eko
2009 Monk Samuel Waingaya
2011 Strike Back: Project Dawn
2012 Hunted Deacon Crane

Music videos

  • "Love No Limit" " Mary J. Blige
  • "No No No" " Dawn Penn
  • "I Want It All Night Long" " Heather Hunter
  • "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" " En Vogue
  • "Jealousy" " Pet Shop Boys

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