Meet 8 British Actors That Are Igbo By Tribe (Photos)

1. Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor is a veteran British actor.

He gained international fame after making his first appearance in the 1996 movie, Deadly Voyage. During the early 2000s, he had lead and supporting roles in many big-screen projects that showed his versatility as an actor, taking work in a variety of genres across the moral spectrum. He has since been seen on the big screen in numerous features, including Dirty Pretty Things, Love Actually, Kinky Boots, Inside Man, and Talk to Me.

Ejiofor is originally from Ezeagu, Enugu State.

2. Chris Obi

Christopher Obi Ogugua is a British actor and filmmaker.

He rose to prominence after his starring roles in both American Gods and Star Trek. His other British movies include Doctor Who, Roots, and Strike Back Revolution.

Obi hails from the Igbo tribe of Nigeria.

3. Olisa Odele

Olisa Odele is a British actor of Igbo descent.

He rose to stardom after appearing in the 2015 television sitcom, My Parents are Aliens. He is currently starring as Tracey’s friend, Ola, in the comedy series, Chewing Gum.

4. Cyril Nri

Cyril Ikechukwu Nri is a British actor.

Nri started his acting career at the Royal Shakespeare Company where his first role was in Ron Daniel’s 1982 directional British film, Julius Caesar. He had his major breakthrough after portraying Superintendent Adam Okaro in the detective drama, The Bill.

He is Igbo.

5. Arinzé Kene

Arinzé Kene is a British actor of Igbo origin.

She came to limelight after making his debut appearance in the film, EastEnders. His other British includes Been So Long, Text for You, and Our Girl.

6. Chiké Okonkwo

Chiké Okonkwo is a 39-year-old British actor of Igbo descent.

Okonkwo made his debut appearance in Holby City after he was selected among ten actors from twelve thousand applicants for the BBC Talent Scheme twenty years ago. His film credits include Derailed, Animal, and Spirit Trap.

7. Michael Obiora

Michael Obiora is a British actor.

At the age of ten, he landed his first role in the children’s school drama series, Grange Hill. Since his breakthrough, he has starred in several British films such as My Family, Sea of Souls, and Doctor Who, and Hotel Babylon.

Obiora is of Igbo descent.

8. Nonso Anozie

Nonso Anozie is a 42-year-old British actor and director.

Nonso Anozie’s acting kicked off professionally when he starred in his first movie, Atonement, in 2007. The actor soon became even more famous with movies such as Conan the Barbarian and Cinderella. Apart from the movies, Anozie cut his way into the hearts of many with his numerous appearances in television series, including Prime Suspect, Occupation, and Game of Thrones.

Anozie is originally from the Igbo tribe of Nigeria.