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Kingsley Ben-Adir Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Family, Biography

Kingsley Ben-Adir Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7½ in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth February 28, 1986
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Eye Color Dark Brown

Kingsley Ben-Adir is a British actor and theatre artist who is known for playing Karim Washington in the Netflix mystery drama series The OA, Dr. Marcus Summer in the ITV crime drama series Vera, Malcolm X in the drama film One Night in Miami…, Col. Ben Younger in the period crime drama series Peaky Blinders, and Russell McCormack in the romantic comedy series High Fidelity. In addition to that, he has also been cast in many other shows and movies which include the likes of Deep State, World War ZDeath in Paradise, Trespass Against Us, Soulmates, The CommuterMidsomer Murders, King Arthur: Legend of the SwordDiana and I, BarbieSecret Invasion, Noelle, Agatha Christie’s Marple, The Comey RuleCity Slacker, and Love Life.


Kingsley Ben-Adir

Nick Name


Kingsley Ben-Adir as seen during an interview for 'One Night in Miami' in January 2021
Kingsley Ben-Adir as seen during an interview for ‘One Night in Miami’ in January 2021 (AMFM STUDIOS LLC / Vimeo / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Gospel Oak, London, England, United Kingdom





Kingsley Ben-Adir studied at William Ellis School in Gospel Oak, Northwest London. After that, he got enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated in 2011.


Actor, Theatre Artist


  • Father – He is a musician
  • Mother – Ruth (Craegiver)
  • Siblings – He has a brother.


Kingsley Ben-Adir has been signed with B-Side Management, Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.




5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm


68 kg or 150 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (White and Black)

Kingsley Ben-Adir is of European descent on his father’s side and has African-Trinidadian roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Usually sports a beard



Kingsley Ben-Adir Facts

  1. He converted to Judaism along with his mother and brother.
  2. He made his first theatrical film appearance as Officer Hawkins in the 2013 action horror film World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, and Matthew Fox. However, Kingsley’s role went uncredited.
  3. He brought to life the character of Wet Stick (Arthur and Back Lack’s childhood friend who is later knighted by Bedivere under his real name as Sir Tristan) in the 2017 epic fantasy action-adventure film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law, and Eric Bana.
  4. Kingsley Ben-Adir was cast as Special Agent Garcia in the 2018 action thriller film The Commuter, starring Liam NeesonVera FarmigaPatrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, and Sam Neill.
  5. In 2018, he appeared as Khalid Walker in a few episodes of the television espionage thriller drama series Deep State.
  6. Kingsley Ben-Adir played the recurring role of Russell “Mac” McCormack (Rob’s latest ex-boyfriend who broke her heart and heartbreak story #5) in the romantic comedy television series High Fidelity in 2020.
  7. In October 2020, he was seen as Franklin in an episode titled Watershed of the science fiction television anthology series Soulmates.
  8. Alongside Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, and Leslie Odom Jr., Kingsley Ben-Adir co-starred portraying the character of Malcolm X (an American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a prominent figure during the civil rights movement) in the drama film One Night in Miami… in 2020. For this role, he won the award for “Breakthrough Actor” at the 2020 Gotham Awards and “Robert Altman Award” at the 2021 Independent Spirit Award as well as got nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, Chicago Film Critics Association Award, and Satellite Award.
  9. He portrayed the character of President Barack Obama in the 2020 political drama television miniseries The Comey Rule in 2020.
  10. Kingsley Ben-Adir’s theatre credits include having been cast as a Performer in a production of The Riots at Tricycle Theatre, London in 2011; Demetrius in a production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London in 2012; Borachio in a production of Much Ado About Nothing at The Old Vic, London in 2013; and Actor 2 in a production of We Are Proud to Present… at Bush Theatre, London in 2014.

Featured Image by AMFM STUDIOS LLC / Vimeo / CC BY-SA 3.0

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