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Gbenga Akinnagbe

Biography

Performed the role of Chris Partlow on HBO’s tv program, The Wire. His 1st part was as Ben Ellis on the display, Numb3rs. He was on the wrestling scholarship or grant in university. Wale the DC rapper can be his cousin. Both of his parents had been created in Nigeria. He and Dominic Western are on The Wire on HBO.

Quick Facts


Full Name Gbenga Akinnagbe
Date Of Birth December 12, 1978
Place Of Birth Washington, DC
Height 1.77 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Bucknell University
Nationality American
Nominations Nollywood Movie Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actor (Nigeria in Hollywood)
Movies Independence Day: Resurgence, Lottery Ticket, The Taking of Pelham 123, Edge of Darkness, The Savages, Detour, Knucklehead, Fort Bliss, Big Words, Phantom Halo, Crown Heights, Newlyweeds, Home, Mall, Maggie Hill, Render to Caesar, Detroit, Sweet, Sweet Country, Children of the Wind, Overnight, The Somnambulist, They're Made Out of Meat
TV Shows 24: Live Another Day, The Wire, Barbershop, The Deuce
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Cousin of Wale Folarin.
2Freelance writer for the New York Times.
3Running the 2012 ING NYC Marathon in support of All for Africa's "Palm out Poverty" initiative.
4Ran the 2011 ING NYC Marathon in support of All for Africa's "Palm out Poverty" initiative.
5Speaks fluent Spanish.
6Both parents are from Nigeria.
7Was a star wrestler in college
8Received an undergraduate degree from Bucknell University


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Starbright2017filmingPeter
Heart, Baby2017post-productionGeorge
The Deuce2017TV Series post-productionLarry Brown
The Mad Genius Project2017post-productionSun Moon
All the Devil's MenfilmingSamuelson
Mercy Street2017TV SeriesSaga
Crown Heights2017Sampson
Independence Day: Resurgence2016Agent Travis
Detour2016/IMichael
Madam Secretary2016TV SeriesChris Santumari
Limitless2015-2016TV SeriesQuentin Walker
The Following2015TV SeriesTom
Knucklehead2015Langston
The Good Wife2010-2015TV SeriesPastor Isaiah Easton
Phantom Halo2014Roman
24: Live Another Day2014TV SeriesErik Ritter
Mall2014Michel
Fort Bliss2014Sgt. Butcher
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2009-2014TV SeriesFather Biobaku / Elijah Okello
Sweet, Sweet Country2013ShortErnesto
Home2013/IJack Hall
Graceland2013TV SeriesJeremiah Bello
Big Words2013James
The Funtime Gang2013TV MovieInmate
Elementary2012TV SeriesJeremy Lopez
Paranormal Abduction2012Alex Chandler
Damages2012TV SeriesWalid Cooper
Nurse Jackie2011-2012TV SeriesKelly Slater
Overnight2012/ITMJ
The Unknown2012TV SeriesVincent
A Gifted Man2011TV SeriesDr. Leo 'Bax' Baxter
Brooklyn Shakara2011TV SeriesEmeka Nwandu
Chase2011TV SeriesJohn Macon
Blue Bloods2011TV SeriesPierre
Red & Blue Marbles2011Cabal
Lottery Ticket2010/ILorenzo
Edge of Darkness2010Detective Darcy Jones
Dark Blue2009TV SeriesDante Rollings
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 32009Wallace
Fringe2009TV SeriesAkim
Maggie Hill2009TV MovieElliot Springer
The Wire2002-2008TV SeriesChris Partlow / Officer in courtroom
Man-Up2007Video shortQ
Numb3rs2007TV SeriesBen Ellis
The Savages2007Jimmy
Barbershop2005-2006TV SeriesYinka
Conviction2006TV SeriesGary Wade / Calvin Wade
They're Made Out of Meat2005ShortMerlin

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knucklehead2015producer
We Stand Alone2014Documentary producer
Sweet, Sweet Country2013Short producer
Home2013/Iexecutive producer
Children of the Wind2013Documentary associate producer
Newlyweeds2013producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Unknown2012TV Series 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2016TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHimself
Melissa Harris-Perry2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jack Is Back2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Children of the Wind2013DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Mo'Nique Show2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Straight from the Horses Mouth2009VideoHimself
The Wire: The Last Word2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wire Odyssey2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wire: It's All Connected2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Barbershop: A Little Off the Top2005TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Audience AwardAmerican Black Film FestivalKnucklehead (2015)· Ben Bowman
· Milos Silber
· Todd Wiseman Jr.
· Jo Henriquez
2015Industry Choice AwardDances With FilmsFeatureKnucklehead (2015)· Ben Bowman
· Milos Silber
· Todd Wiseman Jr.
· Jo Henriquez
2015Jury's Choice AwardMinneapolis St. Paul International Film FestivalBest Feature Length FilmKnucklehead (2015)· Ben Bowman
· Milos Silber
· Todd Wiseman Jr.
· Jo Henriquez


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