Akinnuoye–Agbaje, Adewale 1967– (Adewale, Adewale Akinnouye–Agbaje, Wale)

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Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adewale 1967- (Adewale, Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje, Wale)


Full name, Adewale Rotimi O. C. E. Akinnuoye Agbaje; born August 22, 1967, in London, England; father, a lawyer. Education: King's College, London, LLM (master of law), 1990s, also earned a bachelor's degree. Religion: Buddhism.


Agent—Agency for the Performing Arts, 405 South Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Anonymous Content, 3532 Hayden Ave., Culver City, CA 90232.


Actor. Worked as a model in Milan, Italy; worked as an English teacher, aerobics instructor, insurance salesperson, and retail clerk.


Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Image Award nomination, outstanding actor in a drama series, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2000, and Image Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a drama, 2001, both for Oz; Black Reel Award nomination, network/cable—best supporting actor, 2001, for Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble; Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, and Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actor on television, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, both 2006, for Lost.


Television Appearances; Series:

Simon Adebisi, Oz (also known as Kylmae rinki, Oz—A vida e uma prisao, and Oz—livet bak murene), HBO, 1997-2000.

Winston Iwelu, Linc's, Showtime, 1998-2000.

Mr. Eko, Lost, ABC, 2005-2006.

Host, Africana!, Black Entertainment Television J (BET J), beginning 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

(As Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje) Cabe Attucks, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea (also known as Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues under the Sea"), ABC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Adewale) Emmanuel, Deadly Voyage, HBO, 1996.

Joe, Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble, Showtime, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Cabe Attucks, The Making of Special: "20,000 Leagues under the Sea," ABC, 1997.

(In archive footage) Mr. Eko, Lost: Reckoning, ABC, 2006.

(In archive footage) Mr. Eko, Lost: Revelation, ABC, 2006.

(In archive footage) Mr. Eko, The Lost Survival Guide, ABC, 2006.

(In archive footage) Mr. Eko, Lost: A Tale of Survival, ABC, 2006.

(In archive footage) Mr. Eko, Lost Survivor Guide, ABC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Screen Nation Television and Film Awards, Sky Movies Drama, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Adewale) The student, "Written Word," Red Shoe Diaries (also known as Foxy Fantasies, Zalman King's "Red Shoe Diaries," Diarios del zapato rojo, and Skjulte laengsler), Showtime, 1994, released on video as Red Shoe Diaries 12: Girl on a Bike, 2000.

(As Adewale) Cliff Ramsey, "Downtown Girl," New York Undercover (also known as Uptown Undercover), Fox, 1995.

Ambassador Odeku, "Fallout," Pensacola: Wings of Gold (also known as Pensacola), syndicated, 1997.

John Doe, "Madwoman," Cracker (also known as Cracker: Mind over Murder), ABC, 1997.

Himself, "Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje," Fuse Celebrity Playlist, Fuse, 2006.

Himself, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (also known as The Jimmy Kimmel Project), ABC, 2006.

Himself, Live with Regis & Kelly, syndicated, 2006.

Himself, Richard & Judy, Channel 4 (England), 2006.

Himself, Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2006.

Himself, eTalk Daily (also known as eTalk and e-Talk Daily), CTV (Canada), 2006, 2007.

Film Appearances:

(As Wale) The clairvoyant, Delta of Venus, Fine Line Features/New Line Cinema, 1995.

(As Adewale) Hitu, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (also known as Ace Ventura Goes to Africa and Ace Ventura 2), Warner Bros., 1995.

(As Adewale) Kahega, Congo, Paramount, 1995.

Luther, Legionnaire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Lock-Nah, The Mummy Returns (also known as The Mummy 2), Universal, 2001.

Sebastion, Lip Service (also known as Kat and Allison), Artist View Entertainment, 2001.

Wombosi, The Bourne Identity (also known as Die Bourne Identitat), Universal, 2002.

Junod, Unstoppable (also known as Nine Lives and 9 Lives), Millennium Films, 2004.

Bull Sharky, On the One (also known as Preaching to the Choir), Codeblack Entertainment, 2005.

Kwesi, The Mistress of Spices, Rainbow Films, 2005.

Majestic, Get Rich or Die Tryin' (also known as Hustler's Ambition, Locked and Loaded, Untitled 50 Cent Project, and Reussir ou mourir), Paramount, 2005.

Voice of town crier, Horton Hears a Who! (animated; also known as Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who!," Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who," and Horton), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2008.

Survive, Baker Street/AV Pictures, 2008.

Heavy Duty, G. I. Joe (also known as Dark Sky: First Strike), Paramount, 2009.



(As Adewale) The student, Red Shoe Diaries 12: Girl on a Bike (includes "Written Word," an episode of Red Shoe Diaries), 2000.

(In archive footage) Mr. Eko, Fire + Water: Anatomy of an Episode (short), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2006.

Music Videos:

Pet Shop Boys, "Jealousy," 1991.

En Vogue, "Giving Him Something He Can Feel," 1992.

Mary J. Blige, "Love No Limit," 1993.

Dawn Penn, "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)," 1994.


Teleplays; Episodic:

Africana!, Black Entertainment Television J (BET J), episodes beginning 2007.


Author of screenplays.



Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 56, Thomson Gale, 2006.


Entertainment Weekly, November 10, 2006, p. 42.

People Weekly, May 1, 2006, p. 98.

USA Today, January 11, 2006, p. 6D.