Actor Tony Umez is a popular Nigerian actor, producer, director, a Philanthropist and a television personality.
He was born on the 23 August, 1964 in Ogidi, Anambra State in south eastern Nigeria. His father comes from Ogidi in Anambra state and his mother from Cross River State in south southern Nigeria.
Tony Umez is such a gifted, skillful and talented actor. His roles in most movies are romantic. This unique role has earned him ‘Lover Boy’ in most Nollywood movies.
His talents in acting and interpretation of roles in most movies have made him unique among Nollywood actors. He can accept any character assigned him by movie producers and directors in the industry.
Tony had his primary and secondary education in Lagos State where he obtained his first and secondary school certificates respectively. He later proceeded to the University of Lagos to have a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy. He has been very active and relevant in the Nigerian movie industry.
Tony’s journey into acting dated back to his secondary school days when he used to perform in school drama and play. He joined Nollywood in 1993 and featured in a number of Nollywood movies.
He rose to popularity after starring in a blockbuster movie “Died Wretched”. The same movie earned him nomination for Best new Act to watch at the African Movie Academy Awards. Imagine Tony buried in casket of N2.3 million Naira!
Tony Umez is a prolific actor with over 200 movies to his credit including the underlisted few: Blood Sister, The Coven, A Second Time, Fire on the Mountain, Dirty Demand, Living with the Devil, Occultic Kingdom, Billionaires Club and several others.
In 2014, Tony was strongly criticized by his friends and fans for accepting a role in a light pornographic movie “Room 027”. This he later regretted and he apologized to his numerous fans for ever accepting such a role.
Tony is a proud recipient of several prestigious awards including:
· Best actor in Nigeria at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
· Best actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards
· Best actor in a leading role at the African Movie Academy Awards.
· Nollywood most prominent actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
· Most promising actor in Nigeria at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards.
His Personal Life
Tony got married to his beautiful wife Patsy Ogochukwu, a lady he met in the course of his acting and the marriage is blessed with four children.
His Net Worth
Tony Umez is an accomplished and strong pillars of Nollywood actor rated one of the richest, most talented and most influential with a net worth of about $1 million dollars.