He was born on December 12, 1978 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America. He had his up-bringing in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. He is the second child in a family of six children – 5 boys and a girl.
Gbenga had his secondary education at Colonel Zodak A. Magruder High School in Rockville, Maryland where he obtained his high certificate.
He later went to Bunknell University in the USA on a wrestling scholarship. Gbenga bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English.
Gbenga began his acting career professionally in 2002 after playing the role of Chris Partlow in the HBO Series “The Wire” which was shot in 2003 and premiered on TV in 2004.
He has since starred in several Nollywood movies including:
• The Savages
• The Taking of Pelham 123
• Edge of Darkness
Gbenga has also featured in a TV series “Contenders”.
The highly talented Hollywood actor featured in the NYC Fringe Festival’s Outstanding Play and an award-winning production of Modern Missionary.
In 2015, Gbenga won the Audience Award, Industry Choice Award and Jury’s Choice Award for the film, Knucklehead alongside Milos Silber and Todd Wiseman Jr.
He has definitely made a niche for himself in the International entertainment industry. He speaks Spanish fluently.
He is currently playing the role of a Drug Lord in the Hollywood movie series “Graceland”. He has two brilliant articles published in New York Times, one centering on a trip to Nepal to climb the Himalayas and the other medical procedures he underwent to correct his severely flat feet.
His Net Worth
Gbenga Akinnagbe is presently waxing stronger in the entertainment world, rated one of the richest and most influential actor in Hollywood with a net worth of over $10 million dollars.