O-T Fagbenle is an Emmy-nominated British actor, writer, and director. He has appeared in various cinema, theater, and television projects.
Fagbenle is well recognized for his performance as Luke in The Handmaid’s Tale (2017–2022) and his portrayal of Barack Obama in The First Lady (2022).
O-T Fagbenle Age, Family, Early Life
O-T Fagbenle was born on 22 January 1981 (age 41) in London, England. He holds a British nationality and His Zodiac sign is Aquarius. He belongs to the white ethnicity.
O-T Fagbenle was from a Nigerian background. He was born in London to Tunde Fagbenle, a Yoruba Nigerian father, and Ally Bedford, a British/English mother. His family is originally from Nigeria. His mother, Ally, reared him and traveled to Spain as a child. He used to work hard with his mum.
O-T Fagbenle Girlfriend, What about his Relationship?
O-T Fagbenle is a British actor who has never acknowledged his wife on social media. The British star might be dating a beautiful lady. However, he has not mentioned his marital status on social media.
O-T Fagbenle Career, What is his profession?
O-T Fagbenle started acting at the age of 14 for the Ritual Theatre Arts and was handed the lead role in a rendition of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, appearing at worldwide venues including central London’s Bloomsbury Theatre. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated early to make his graduate debut at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in Les Blancs in 2001.
Fagbenle originated the role of “Perry” in the Royal Court’s staging of the award-winning production of Fallout. Fagbenle continued his Shakespearean roles by performing in Romeo and Juliet as Mercutio in a national tour culminating at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2004. The Evening Telegraph remarked of his performance, “O-T Fagbenle does the impossible by almost overshadowing the young lovers with his inspired rendition as Mercutio”. In 2006, Fagbenle appeared as Joe in the feature film Breaking and Entering with Jude Law and Juliette Binoche.
He portrays Sean, an American television personality, opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd, in Amy Heckerling’s 2007 I Could Never Be Your Woman. In 2021, he starred as Rick Mason in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Widow. Fagbenle starred in Little Miss Jocelyn from 2004 to 2006, as several roles in season one and as Mrs. Omwokwopopo’s dead husband in season two.
In 2006, Fagbenle starred in a BBC sitcom called Grownups and also appeared in the British TV series Agatha Christie’s Marple. In 2008–2009, Fagbenle starred in two dramas for the BBC, including the role of Walter Tull in Walter’s War, a biography of the first mixed-heritage officer in the British Army, in which he again got exceptional international praise. For several months in 2004, he assumed the part of Kwame in the BBC World Service radio soap opera Westway.
He has performed many times for the BBC including the lead role in Six Degrees of Separation, playing Marvin Gaye in a biopic, and two roles in the BBC Radio production of The Color Purple, which went on to win the Sony Radio Academy Awards for Drama in 2009. Along with the main actor credit, Fagbenle composed the music and provided the lyrics for several songs for the NBC drama Quarterlife, written by Marshall Herskovitz and Oscar-winner Ed Zwick.
In 2011 Fagbenle co-wrote the song “Storm” for Grammy-nominated rapper Tyga on his Black Thoughts Vol. 2 mixtapes and earned over 8 million hits on worldstarhiphop.com. The song includes vocalist Stefano Moses, a long-time musical partner with Fagbenle.
O-T Fagbenle’s estimated net worth is around $6 million, as revealed in Idol Net Worth. However, the actor has not divulged his net worth and salary. His major films include The Handmaid’s Tale and The First Lady. Audiences liked his depiction as Barack Obama in The First Lady.
He began acting at 14 for the Ritual Theatre Arts and played the main part in a production of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. He has performed in places worldwide, notably at the Bloomsbury Theatre in the center of London. Fagbenle costarred with Jude Law and Juliette Binoche in the 2006 movie Breaking as Joe. From drama to comedy, writing, producing, and acting, O-T Fagbenle has become one of the most-watched talents in the entertainment business today.