#MCM: Profiling Nigerians in Hollywood – “Who is Gbenga Akinnagbe?”


Gbenga Akinnagbe is an American actor born to Nigerian parents.

For iNub’s Man Crush Monday (#MCM), we are featuring Hollywood rising star and film sensationalist, Gbenga Akinnagbe. He is best known for his role in HBO’s drama series, The Wire, as Christopher Partlow.

Akinnagbe has also acted in other shows, films, and movies, including: Numb3rs, The Savages with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Season 10 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode entitled “Hell” as Elijah Okello, Lottery Ticket, and The Good Wife as Pastor Isiah Easton.

Furthermore, he has played leading roles for two Independent films, as Jack in “Home”, and as James in “Big Words”. He acted the role of a CIA Agent Erik Ritter in 24: Live Another Day.

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During an interview about Wire @AmaruDonTV)

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Akinnagbe as Chris Partlow in HBO serieis, The Wire

So, what is AKinnagbe up to now? He is currently playing a drug lord in the USA series Graceland and as Tom in The Following.


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