Akinnagbe can next be seen in season three of the Starz series Power Book II: Ghost as “Ron Samuel Jenkins.” He was most recently seen starring in the Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park production of The Merry Wives of Windsor as “Mister Nduka Ford.” He recently guest starred as “Mook” in the Hulu series Wu-Tang: An American Saga and as “Jordan” in Amazon Prime Videos’s anthology series Modern Love opposite Zoe Chao. Akinnagbe received rave reviews for his performance of “Tom Robinson” in his year-long Broadway debut of Aaron Sorkin’s hit adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird opposite Jeff Daniels and was honored with a Theatre World Award. Akinnagbe’s career defining turn as “Chris Partlow” in The Wire led to memorable roles on hit shows including 24: Live Another Day, FBI: Most Wanted, The Deuce, Barbershop, The Following, Nurse Jackie and The Good Wife. His extensive film credits include The Sun Is Also a Star, Starbright, All the Devil’s Men and DC Noir, which he also co-directed, Detroit, Egg, Crown Heights, Detour, Independence Day: Resurgence, Fort Bliss, Mall, Big Words, Overnight, Lottery Ticket, Edge of Darkness, The Taking of Pelham 123 and The Savages. Additional theater credits include Fulfillment and Lower Ninth at The Flea Theater, The Thin Place at The Intiman Theatre and A View from 151st Street at The Public Theater in New York.
Akinnagbe was born in Washington, D.C. to Nigerian parents and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is the founder and managing director of Liberated People, a social justice lifestyle brand.