Folake Olowofoyeku Biography, Age, Family, Husband, Height, Net Worth, Wiki

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Early Life






Folake Olowofoyeku was born on October 26, 1983 (age 38) in Nigeria. He holds a Nigerian nationality and she belongs to the black ethnicity. Her Zodiac sign is Scorpio.

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Folake Olowofoyeku comes from a powerful Nigerian bloodline as their father is the Nigerian politician Babatunji Olowofoyeku while her mother is his wife, lady Felicia Olowofoyeku. Her late father was a native of Ilesha and remained one of the most important political fighters before his departure. He was a teacher who sensed societal inequalities and powerlessness and set out to make a change.

Folake Olowofoyeku Husband, What about her Relationship?

Nigerian actress Folake Olowofoyeku has never reported being married, nor does she have a husband. The only time she was fortunate enough to have a wedding was because of CBS when she and her co-star, Billy Gardell, had a traditional Nigerian betrothal for their characters.

The landmark moment was documented on TV in the third season as it started a new chapter for the marriage. The developer intended to give the performers a real experience as they were thrilled to bring the celebration on set. CBS reporter Matt Weiss had the inside scoop as he got to interview the actors before the big event.

Folake Olowofoyeku Career, What is her profession?

After graduating from college, Olowofoyeku got her to start working in an off-Broadway theater in New York City. Olowofoyeku starred in guest-starring roles on television episodes that include 30 Rock, How to Get Away with Murder, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Modern Family, Westworld, and White Collar. Olowofoyeku featured in the 2017 film, Death Race 2050, playing Minerva Jefferson. The film is a sequel to the 1975 cult film, Death Race 2000, and was shot in Lima, Peru.

Also in 2017, Olowofoyeku played opposite Gaby Hoffmann in the last season of the TV series Transparent, portraying her love interest, Lyfe. In September 2019, Olowofoyeku co-stars opposite American comic Billy Gardell in the 2019 Chuck Lorre CBS sitcom, Bob Hearts Abishola, which Lorre created with British-Nigerian comedian Gina Yashere — who writes for the show and plays Olowofoyeku’s character’s best friend, Kemi. Bob Hearts Abishola is the first American sitcom to showcase a Nigerian family. Olowofoyeku plays Abishola, a Nigerian cardiac nurse who encounters a compression sock merchant named Bob in Detroit.

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The show shows a growing romance between the two, who find they have more in common than differences. Olowofoyeku has remarked that the show is also innovative since it involves cast members, including Abishola, speaking in the Yoruba language. Olowofoyeku plays Afro-beat electronic music under the alias The Folake. She plays guitar and, piano, and has worked as a sound engineer. Olowofoyeku has a diploma in audio engineering from the Institute of Audio Research.

In 2013, Olowofoyeku starred in two David Bowie videos as his bass guitar player: “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” and “The Next Day”. Both videos were directed by Floria Sigismondi, with Tilda Swinton portraying Bowie’s wife in “The Stars” while “Next Day” featured actors Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard. Olowofoyeku noted that director Sigismondi and Bowie worked with the band so they could learn their parts musically in rehearsal, as well as portray themselves in the videos.

How much is Folake Olowofoyeku Net Worth?

As of 2022, the net worth of Folake Olowofoyeku is between one million and thirteen million dollars, as her primary source of income is acting and singing. She started her professional start as soon as she finished university, as she began working on Broadway in New York City. She did not become a star overnight as she began, with tiny appearances in television shows, including How to Get Away, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Morden family, to name a few.

 

She only received her first protagonistic part in 2017 after getting selected for the project Demise Race 2050, a sequel to the 1985 cult film. The political comedy showed her as Minerva Jefferson as she even did action sequences in Lima.

Which school and college did She go to?

Folake Olowofoyeku attended Igbinedion Education Centre, a Montessori boarding school in Benin City. She then transferred to Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls in Ikeja, Lagos, and later attended Oxbridge Tutorial College.

 


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