|Kingsley Ben-Adir Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7½ in|
|Date of Birth||February 28, 1986|
|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 Z, Death in Paradise, Trespass Against Us, Soulmates, The Commuter, Midsomer Murders, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Diana and I, Barbie, Secret Invasion, Noelle, Agatha Christie’s Marple, The Comey Rule, City Slacker, and Love Life.
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.
Salt and Pepper
Usually sports a beard
Kingsley Ben-Adir Facts
- He converted to Judaism along with his mother and brother.
- 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.
- 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.
- Kingsley Ben-Adir was cast as Special Agent Garcia in the 2018 action thriller film The Commuter, starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, and Sam Neill.
- In 2018, he appeared as Khalid Walker in a few episodes of the television espionage thriller drama series Deep State.
- 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.
- In October 2020, he was seen as Franklin in an episode titled Watershed of the science fiction television anthology series Soulmates.
- 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.
- He portrayed the character of President Barack Obama in the 2020 political drama television miniseries The Comey Rule in 2020.
- 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.
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