Jovan Adepo Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 25 Nov, 2019
Facts of Jovan Adepo
Date of Birth: 1988
Birth Nation: England
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Jovan Adepo
Birth Name Jovan Valde Olalekan Adepo
Nick Name Jo, Bam Bam, Mojo
Nationality British-American
Birth Place/City Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire
Ethnicity Nigerian-English And African-American
Profession Actor
Famous for Fences, The Leftovers, Jack Ryan
Married No
Children No
Education Bowie State University 
Movies Fences, Mother!
TV Show The Leftovers, Jack Ryan
Sisters Macayla
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Jovan Adepo is an English-American actor of African-American and Nigerian origins. He is best known as Micahel Murphy in HBO’s supernatural-fantasy-drama, The Leftovers. He also played as the son of Denzel Washington’s character in the acclaimed 2016 period-drama, Fences.

Childhood and Education

Jovan was born Jovan Valde Olalekan Adepo in 1988 in Upper HeyfordOxfordshire, England. His father is of African-American ancestry, and his mother is of Nigerian-English descent.  

He was raised in Waldorf, Maryland, with his younger sister, Macayla, and attended the Bowie State University in Maryland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in political science and philosophy.

Starting in the performing arts while still a kid, Jovan took part in many school plays and church choirs. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to become a writer and took part in small commercials and minor acting roles.

Jovan Adepo Played Cory Maxon In Fences

Jovan started his professional career in 2012, acting initially in short movies such as Gahiji, Sandbox, Kay, and BruiseHe also made guest appearances in such TV shows as Blood Relatives and NCIS: Los Angeles.

Moreover, he was a part of the main cast in HBO’s acclaimed supernatural fantasy-thriller-drama, The Leftovers, in which he played the character of Michael Murphy.

Jovan in The Leftovers SOURCE: The Guardian

In 2016, Jovan landed his most acclaimed role to date as part of the cast of Fences, the American period drama, directed by and starring Denzel Washington. The movie also starred Viola Davis and Stephen McKinley Henderson.

The movie was highly acclaimed and ranked as one of the top ten films of that year. Fences would go on to be nominated for four Academy Awards that year.

Jovan with Denzel Washington in Fences SOURCE: Town&Country

Jovan played Denzel and Viola’s characters’ son, Cory Maxon, in Fences. Apart from stellar performances by everyone involved, Jovan’s acting was also singled out as being a stand-out performance.  Since then, Jovan has gone on to star in such movies as Mother!, and Overlord.

He has also been cast in major roles in the TV series, such as Sorry for Your Loss and Jack Ryan. Most recently, he made his appearance in HBO adaptation of Watchmen and the mini-series When They See Us.

His future works involve a role in the movie The Violent Heart and the TV series The Stand.

What Is Jovan's Estimated Net Worth?

Jovan is a relative newcomer to the industry, only starting his professional career in 2012. While gaining critical acclaim for his roles, he has not had many blockbusters under his belt.

His net worth in 2019 can be estimated at around $600k. As part of the stellar cast of Fences as well as Mother!, Jovan undoubtedly earned a whopping sum of money.

Jovan Adepo Is A Fan Of The Chelsea And Oxford United Football Clubs

Jovan’s personal life is one of the unopened chapters of his life. He has not talked about his relationship status openly. As per the sources, he is currently focused on building his brand and taking his acting career ahead.

On his off-days, Jovan enjoys watching football. He is outspoken on his love for the Chelsea and Oxford United football clubs.


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