Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ( /ˌædɨˈwɑːleɪ ˌækɨˈnuː.eɪ/; born 22 August 1967) is a British actor, and former fashion model best known for his roles as Mr. Eko on Lost, Simon Adebisi on Oz and Nykwana Wombosi in The Bourne Identity. Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born in Islington, London. His parents are Nigerian of Yoruba origin. He has a law degree from Kings College London and a masters in Law from the University of London. His best known acting roles have been as the imposing convict Simon Adebisi in the 1990s HBO prison series Oz, and as Mr. Eko on ABC's survivor drama Lost. He was also in an episode of New York Undercover. He has numerous film credits since he began acting in 1994 and has appeared in many top films, including The Bourne Identity, in which he played a deposed African dictator, Hitu the police officer in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Lock-Nah in The Mummy Returns, and Heavy Duty in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. In 2009, Akinnuoye-Agbaje told MTV that he was in talks with Marvel Studios to play Black Panther in the film of the same name.
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