Folake Olowofoyeku: Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Siblings, Nationality, Religion, Height, Movies, Weight, Career, Net Worth: Folake Olowofoyeku is a Nigerian actress and a musician. Born on 26 October 1983, making Folake 37 years as of 2021. Folake currently plays the lead role in Chuck Lorre CBS American sitcom television series ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’. She is well-known for her roles in television, films, and theatre.
Folake Olowofoyeku Early Life
Folake was born in Victoria Island in Lagos to Nigerian politician Babatunji Olowofoyeku, her father and mother, Felicia Olowofoyeku being the youngest amongst the 20 children. Folake went to Igbinedion Education Center, a Montessori boarding school in Benin City for her primary studies. Later she got admitted to Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls in Ikeja and further attended Oxbridge Tutorial College. While studying economics in expectation to become an attorney, Folake received a B.A with honors in theater from City College, New York. While pursuing her BA at City College, she played NCAA Division III college basketball for the CCNY Beavers. In 2001, Folake emigrated to the United States to live with her sister.
Folake Olowofoyeku Career
After graduating from college, Folake began her career by working at an Off-Broadway theater in New York City. Folake made her guest appearance in roles of television series such as 30 Rock in 2010, How to Get Away With Murder in 2016, Law and Order; Criminal Intent in 2010, and many more. In 2017, Folake played role in the last season of the TV series Transparent, opposite Gaby Hoffmann as her love interest, Lyfe. In the same year, Folake got to cast in ‘Death Race 2050’ as Minerva Jefferson, which is the remake of the 1975 cult film ‘Death Race 2000’, shot in Lima, Peru. In September 2019, Folake got to cast opposite American comedian Billy Gardell in the 2019 Chuck Lorre CBS sitcom ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’, which Lorre made along with British-Nigerian comedian Gina Yashere, who plays the role of Folake’s best friend, Kemi. Bob Heart Abishola is considered the first-ever American sitcom to highlight and boast a Nigerian Family.
Besides his career in acting, she is also a well-known musician. Folake plays afro-beat electronic music under the byname of ‘The Folake’. Folake plays guitar, piano and even served as a sound engineer. She has a diploma in audio engineering from the Institute of Audio Research. In 2013, Folake showed up in two of David Bowie’s videos as his bass guitar player: “The Stars(Are Out Tonight), and “The Next Day”. Both of the videos were directed by Floria Sigismondi, along with Tilda Swinton depicting Bowie’s wife in “The Stars” and whereas in “The Next Day” featured actors, Gary Oldman along with Marion Cotillard.
Folake Olowofoyeku Personal Life
Folake Olowofoyeku got her name after the name of the first-ever female senior advocate of Nigeria, Folake Solanke. Folake has spoken about the significance of names in Yoruba culture. Her first name means the non-monetary wealth to pamper, whereas her surname depicts a rich man uses a chieftaincy title to top off their wealth.
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Folake’s Bio, Height, Weight, Profile, Net Worth
|Real Name||Folake Olowofoyeku|
|Profession||Actress and Musician|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 180 cm
in meters– 1.80 m
in feet inches– 5’ 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||33-26-34|
|Date of Birth||26 October 1983|
|Age (as in 2018)||37 Years|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Scorpio|
|School||Igbinedion Education Centre, Benin City|
|College/University||The City College, New York
Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, Ikeja, Lagos
Oxbridge Tutorial College
|Educational Qualification||BA with Honors in Theater|
|Parents||Father: Babatunji Olowofoyeku
Mother: Felicia Olowofoyeku
|Siblings||Brother: Toby Foyeh
Sister: Not known
|Net Worth||USD $13 million|
Some lesser-known facts Folake
- Folake is best known for his role in ‘Bob Hearts AAbishole’.
- Folake is named after the first women senior advocate of Nigeria, Folake Solanke.
- Folake loves travelling.
- Folake is casting in a show that is allegedly political
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