Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Net Worth

April 6, 2023
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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born on 22 August 1967 in Islington, London, England to parents of Yoruba ancestry, and is best known as the actor who portrayed Mr. Eko in ‘‘Lost’’ and Killer Croc in ‘‘Suicide Squad’’.

So just how rich is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, this actor has net worth of $3 million, with his wealth being accumulated from his 24 years-long career in the mentioned field, including as a producer.


Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Net Worth $3 Million


When he was only six weeks old, Adewale was given up for adoption to a family in Tilbury. Reportedly, this was a common thing among the Nigerian families, who would often give their children up to white families, hoping they would have better lives that way. At the age of eight, he was taken to Nigeria for a short period of time by his biological parents, but as he struggled with their language and was forbidden to speak English, he was soon sent back to England. The following years were particularly difficult for Adewale, as he joined a gang and became a thief, in the peak of his racial crisis. When that happened, his foster parents sent him to a boarding school in Surrey, where he unfortunately tried to take his own life. However, after that Adewale came to peace with his racial background and identity.

He made acting debut with the role of Davis Bateman in ‘‘Red Shoe Diaries’’, in 1994 and followed by taking roles in minor projects such as ‘‘Delta of Venus’’ and ‘‘Congo’’, working alongside Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh and Ernie Hudson. In the late ‘90s, he continued with minor roles on television and in movies, including in ‘‘Cracker: Mind Over Murder’’ and ‘‘Legionnaire’’, but in 1997 he landed the role of Simon Adebisi in 32 episodes of ‘‘Oz’’, a critically acclaimed crime series which follows the story of the daily activities of prisoners in an unusual prison, which was nominated for two Primetime Emmy awards, and actually won ALMA, CableACE and Artios Awards. Continuing to work at a rapid pace, Adewale got the role of Kwesi in ‘‘The Mistress of Spices’’, alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Dylan McDermott, and during the same year joined the cast of ‘‘Lost’’, a critically acclaimed adventure drama series, which won a Golden Globe award and 105 others, such as Primetime Emmy, Actor for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, and Saturn Award. In 2006, Agbaje starred in ‘‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’’ as Heavy Duty, working with Christopher Eccleston and Grégory Fitoussi, all adding steadily to his net worth.

In 2011, he played the role of Agent in ‘‘Killer Elite’’, and in the following year joined the cast for eight episodes of ‘‘Hunted’’, a critically acclaimed drama television series about a spy and hunter who finds herself hunted as well. Agbaje was then cast to play Algrim / Kurse in ‘‘Thor: The Dark World’’, a critically appraised action movie which grossed over $650 million at the box office, and working on such an important project allowed Adewale to get more exposure in the media. In 2014, he portrayed Atticus in ‘‘Pompeii’’, starring alongside Kit Harington and Carrie-Anne Moss, and the next year had roles in two television series, ‘‘American Odyssey’’ and ‘‘Major Lazer’’, portraying Frank Majors and Major Lazer / Evil Lazer in the latter. As of the following year, Adewale was cast to play Killer Croc in ‘‘Suicide Squad’’, the superhero movie which won one Oscar award and 16 others, including ASCAP, Critics Choice and GMS Awards. When it comes to his latest work, Agbaje played the role of John Bird in ‘‘Ten Days in the Valley’’, and his movie ‘‘Farming’’ is in post-production. Overall, this actor has had 50 acting gigs so far.

Adewale doesn’t share much information regarding his private life, but he has never married. He is active on social media such as Twitter and Instagram and is followed by over 70,000 people on the former, and 95,000 on the latter.

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