ITV’s The Tower seemed to be one of the best TV shows of 2021. And that is saying a lot in this golden age for TV. Led by Gemma Whelan (of GOT fame), and supported by Jimmy Akingbola, Tahirah Sharif, and Nick Holder, the show follows a band of police officers as they investigate the death of a child who died by falling off a tower.
As we are continuing to cover the cast members of the show, today, we have Jimmy Akingbola. Know everything there is to know about Jimmy in this article.
Does Jimmy Akingbola Have A Wife Or A Partner?
Let us start with Jimmy’s personal life. And here, a Q&A Jimmy did with the Guardian might come in handy. During the Q&A, Jimmy Akingbola said that he was not sure that he had ever been in love. That might suggest that as of 2021, he was still single, or at least not in a serious relationship.
Jimmy also said that although he had never really felt being in love, he had lied and told someone “I love you”. So, of course, Jimmy had had relationships in the past. And they do not seem to have worked out that well.
Later in the same interview, Jimmy said that he has had a lot of good kisses in his life. However, he does not have a lot of sex. The interview happened during the peak pandemic and not having sex enough might not be that surprising.
Apart from that interview, Jimmy has not shared much information about his personal life. His social media is empty of any apparent partners. That might mean that he is single, which is quite consistent with the inference we got from the Guardian interview.
Jimmy might not share about his personal life on social media, but he constantly shares about his work.
Jimmy Akingbola Net Worth
Until 2021, Jimmy Akingbola had more than $600,000 net worth.
Jimmy always wanted to go into the arts. And so, he went to the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts and earned a degree in acting.
After college, Jimmy started his acting career in Birmingham Repertory Theatre. His first role was of Bill Alexander in The Nativity. Later on, he went on to act in the Royal National Theatre production of Baby Doll, West Yorkshire Playhouse production of Naked Justice.
As for his screen acting, Jimmy has had almost two decades in the industry and 60 acting credits. He made his film debut with the 2002 movie Anansi and TV debut with Roger Roger in 2003.
His most popular TV shows so far are Rev (2010-2014), Holby City (2006-2016), Most Dangerous Fame (2020), Kate and Koji (2020), Ted Lasso (2020).
The Tower, in which Jimmy plays DC Steve Bradshaw, premiered on 8 November 2021. Although, in the beginning, Jimmy was not a big fan of his character, it “slowly grew” on him.
Jimmy also won a lot of awards. He has two BAFTA awards for Best TV actor for shows Holby City and REV.
Jimmy Akingbola Parents
Jimmy had a very unorthodox upbringing. His biological parents were from Nigeria. They got divorced when he was very young and his mother became very ill. As she was Jimmy’s main career and she was not in the condition to take care of him, she sent him foster care.
So, Jimmy was raised by white British foster parents in London. He was the youngest of four brothers and two sisters. Not much was known about the childhood of his other siblings. The older ones probably could take care of themselves.
Anyway, among Jimmy’s siblings, there was another artist. His elder brother Sola Akingbola is a composer, songwriter, and musician in a band. Sola is a very popular artist in England. He has a blue-tick Instagram and Facebook.
And Jimmy’s niece, i.e. Sola’s daughter Fola Evans Akingbola, is also an up-and-coming actress. In fact, in 2016, she had booked her first lead role in an American series called Dawn.
Jimmy’s other brother Segun Akingbola passed away in January 2020.
How Tall Is Jimmy Akingbola?
Jimmy Akingbola is 5 feet and 11 inches tall. And he has brown eyes and black hair.
How Old Is Jimmy Akingbola?
Jimmy Akingbola was born on 7 April 1978. He celebrated his 43rd birthday in 2021. And on the occasion, he Tweeted, “I wasn’t going to celebrate for a month like I usually do but my family and the universe had other ideas lol.. been celebrating since last week! Again thank you all. 🎂🙏🏾♥️🍾🎉🥳 #happybirthday #Aries”
Oh! And yes, his zodiac sign was Aries.
Is Jimmy Akingbola On Instagram, Facebook?
Where Is Jimmy Akingbola From?
Jimmy was born in Plaistow in London, England.