Joan Iyiola

Inside Biography

Joan Iyiola is a Nigerian-English stage and screen actress, and producer, most known for her work in TV shows like New Blood, Yonderland, and Black Earth Rising.

Born in England to Nigerian Parents 

Joan Iyiola was born in 1987 in London, England to Nigerian parents. Before she found her calling in acting, Joan studied to become a barrister. She studied law at the University of Cambridge's Emmanuel College. While there, she got involved in the theatre community and pursued acting.

Stage and Screen Acting Career

Joan started performing at the National Youth Theatre when she was studying at Emmanuel College. She was subsequently granted a place at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Following her training, Joan began performing on-stage, starting with the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company. She performed on such plays as A Midsummer Night's Dream, The White Devil, A Life of Galileo, Arden of Faversham, Boris Godunov, The Roaring Girl, and The Orphan of Zhao.

Joan Iyiola on-stage at Shakespeare's Globe SOURCE: Facebook

 Besides the RDS, Joan performed in numerous other plays, most notably The Convert and The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco at the Gate Theatre, They Drink it in the Congo the Almeida theatre, Omeros at Shakespeare's Globe, and A Season in the Congo and Tree at the Young Vic Theatre. 

Joan made her on-screen debut in 2016 in the drama short The Dead Sea. She soon made her television debut as Karen Andrews in the BBC One crime-drama, New Blood

Additionally, in 2018, Iyiloa portrayed Beatrice Audifax in an episode of the BBC Two/Netflix drama series Black Earth Rising. That same year, Iyiola had recurring appearances as Fatima in the BBC Three comedy-drama series Enterprice.   

Besides her TV appearances, Joan has had minor roles in feature films like the 2016 biographical drama, Denial, starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, and Timothy Spall; and the 2018 buddy cop comedy movie, Show Dogs starring Will Arnett, Ludacris, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O'Neal, and Stanley Tucci, among others. 

Has an Estimated Net Worth of $200 Thousand 

Joan Iyiola is estimated to have a net worth of $200 thousand. Iyiola is a stage and screen actress who cut her teeth in the theatre community at the National Youth Theatre and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Joan Iyiola as Fatima on Enterprice SOURCE: IMDb

After a prolific stage career at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Gate Theatre, The Almeida Theatre, and Shakespeare's Globe, Iyiola made her on-screen debut in 2016 and since then, has had appearances in TV shows like New Blood, Yonderland, and Black Earth Rising

by shrijan, 30 Jul, 2020

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