Jimmy Akingbola

Inside Biography

Jimmy Akingbola was born in 1978 in Plaistow, London to Nigerian parents. Jimmy has three siblings and is the youngest among them. He has two brothers and a sister. His eldest brother named Sola Akingbola is the head percussionist to British jazz funk band named Jamiroquai and is also lead vocalist at band Critical Ma s s. Jimmy’s parents divorced when he was 2 years old. His family then moved to Plaistow where he spent most of his childhood days.

Jimmy went on to study at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in 1996 in Wandsworth, London. He went on to graduate in the 3-year, full-time acting diploma. Akingbola began his career on stage at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in The Nativity. He then played Elvis in the Behzti at the Birmingham Rep in December 2004. Akingbola went on to successively win his first TMA Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor for the role of character Christopher in Blue/Orange.

He has since starred in The Cut, Look Back in Anger, Othello and many more. In television, Jimmy began with the BBC sitcom The Crouches. Jimmy then went on to be seen in Stupid! The Bill, The Royal, The South Bank Show, Roger Roger, Holby City, Doctors, New Tricks, Comedy Lab and Longford. He then began appearing as a recurring character in BBC’s Holby Blue and again in BBC’s Rev as character Mick. He was later seen in BBC one’s sitcom Big school. In 2015 he began appearing in the 4th season of Arrow. He first starred in the film, The Car. Jimmy went on to be seen in The Dimples Cry, Hominid and Habibti. He has also voiced in many electronics computer game brands like EA, Disney, PlayStation and Funcom.

From 2003 to 2005, Akingbola appeared in the BBC One television sitcom, The Crouches, along with Jo Martin.

Jimmy has not married till date and does not have a girlfriend as well. Little is known about his relationship status. Jimmy is reluctant on speaking about his dating history. He does not have any children. Jimmy has not even talked about his sexual orientation. He is not seen with many women in public.

Jimmy correct date of birth is unknown. He was born in between 1973 and 1978 so he is currently 41 years old and stands tall at the height of 6 feet. He is also nicknamed as Mr. Nice. His net worth is estimated to be a total of 4 million dollars. He has won awards like Best Supporting Actor by Theatrical Management Association Annual Awards, BEFFTA Awards as Best Male TV Actor and BEFFTA Awards for Best Male Film Actor. He has been nominated in Best Male TV Actor by Screen Nation. More information about the handsome and talented actor Jimmy Akingbola can be found in social media sites like Twitter, Wikipedia and IMDb.


by Bchrome, 08 Dec, 2015

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