Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

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'''Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje''' (pronounced ''ADD-ay WAHL-ay ACK-id NOY-ay AG-ba-jay'') portrayed Eko.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje is the son of Nigeria immigrants to England. He is fluent in several languages, including Italian, Yoruba and Swahili and is a devout Buddhist.  He acquired a Master of Law from the University of London.

"Triple A", as he is known to fans, has played almost entirely African characters despite having been born and raised in England. His first major TV role was on the Showtime series ''Red Shoe Diaries''. He later played the violent criminal gang leader Simon Adebisi on the HBO series ''Oz'', on which he co-starred with his ''Lost'' castmate, Harold Perrineau.  He is also known for roles in movies such as ''The Bourne Identity'' (as Nykwana Wombosi), ''The Mummy Returns'', and the 50 Cent film, ''Get Rich or Die Trying'' (as Majestic), and ''G.I. Joe The Rise of the Cobra.''

After a successful year of integration into the Season 2 cast, Adewale asked to be written off the series after losing both of his parents in 2005. http// The producers offered him a role in the series finale, {{ep}}, however Adewale reportedly asked for more compensation then he was offered. As a consequence, he did not appear in the finale. http//

*He usually employs a deep, Nigerian timbre while acting, while off-screen he speaks with a slight wikipediaEstuary English accent.
**Is a method actor. Also, would turn up on set 2 hours before required, and would stay in character, speaking to no one on set until he left at the end of the day.http//
*Adewale was involved in the naming of his character. Originally to be called Emeka, Adewale suggested Eko (a name from his native Nigerian tribe) and later convinced the producers to add the Mr. {{Source needed}}
*He revealed he was 'disappointed' when his flashback was revealed to him, feeling it was too much like his previous roles, but this view has changed with time.{{Source needed}}
*There is a whiskey by the name of MacCutcheon in ''Lost''. Admiral MacCutcheon is the name of a character in a television remake film of the classic story ''20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'' (by Jules Verne). In this remake, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje plays the character Cabe Attucks.
*He is a big fan of wikipediaArsenal FC.
*His name has been notable as hard to pronounce, and he has gone by multiple names, such as "Triple A," "Wale," and "Wale Badger."
*He shares a birthday with Rodrigo Santoro.
*In episode 08x02 of the USA network series ''Monk'', Adewale portrays a recently bereaved Nigerian widower.  His wife's death occurred at 815 in the evening. "Mr. Monk and the Foreign Man."  Original airdate 14 August, 2009.

==See also==
* There is an interview with Adewale in episode 14 of the Official UK Lost Podcast. The interview was conducted by 'Geeky Tom'.


==External links==
*http// Allamericanspeakers - Information on booking Akinnuoye-Agbaje for a speaking engagement
*http// Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje interviewed at Sundance London 2012 on his screenplay Farming


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