Folake Olowofoyeku

Biography

Nigerian-born actress Folake Olowofoyeku has won the hearts of critics and audiences as Abishola in "Bob Hearts Abishola." She received the 2019 Breakout Actress in TV Award for her work on the series on behalf of the Sync Con Honors. Her additional television credits include a recurring role on "Transparent" and guest roles on "The Gifted," "Modern Family," "How to Get Away with Murder," "Westworld," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," among others.

Olowofoyeku's feature film credits include "When They Could Fly," which earned her a Best Actress award at the prestigious ReelHeART International Film Festival in Toronto, "Central & Broadway," for which she won Best Actress in a Fashion Film at the CineFashion Film Awards, "Female Fight Club," "The Bride," "The Child Within" and "Hellbenders-3D," among others.

As a voiceover artist, Olowofoyeku voiced the Priestess on the video game "Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode 1." Olowofoyeku's other passion is music.

Olowofoyeku grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and spent time in London. Her native language is Yoruba. The youngest of 20 children, she always dreamt of being in the arts, a dream that went squarely against the wishes of her parents, Chief Babatunji and Chief Mrs. Felicia Olowofoyeku, who insisted on the family profession of law and politics. During a summer vacation in New York City, unbeknownst to her family, she began to pursue her goal as a student at City College of New York, where she distinguished herself on the basketball court competing with CCNY's Beavers in the NCAA and earning a B.A. with honors in theater. Additionally, she earned a diploma in audio engineering from the Institute of Audio Research (IAR).

Currently, Olowofoyeku resides in Los Angeles. Her birthdate is Oct. 26. She can be followed on Twitter and Facebook @TheFolake and on Instagram @the.folake.

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