Nigerian actress Folake Olowofoyeku made a name for herself in Hollywood, still maintaining her roots. She is known for "Law&Order" and "Transparent." however, her biggest role up to now is to play a Nigerian immigrant in "Bob Hearts Abishola."
Is Folake Olowofoyeku Dating?
The "Transparent" actress Folake Olowofoyeku is secretive about her love life. She does not talk about her romantic life in interviews, and neither she brings along someone in public events.
The 1.8 m tall actress, however, came together with actor Jonah Wharton in the MTV Movie Awards 2018. The star shared a picture with him and captioned the post with a heart emoji.
The post from the "The Bride" star made many to speculate that they might be in a relationship. The rumors were fueled even more when she posted his picture again on a different occasion.
However, after a few posts, she stopped sharing any pictures. For the last year, she has not posted any pictures of him. So, it is mostly believed that they might have broken up.
Comes From A Influential Family
Folake's father was Nigerian lawyer and politician Babatunji Olowofoyeku who died on 26 March 2003 at the age of 85. Her mother was Felicia Olowofoyeku, who is also no more.
In her family, most members had a career in law and politics, so her parents wanted her to be a lawyer as well. As a result of which they kept arts away from her and focused more on studies.
Black-haired beauty is the youngest child of her father. She grew up with nineteen siblings born to different wives of her father. One of her brothers is the musician Toby Foyeh.
Interacts With Fans
Folake is active on various social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. She uses Twitter and Facebook to update her fans about her work.
On the other hand, on Instagram, one can see the different aspects of Olowofoyeku's personal life. She is not hesitant to share family pictures, including photos of her parents.
Olowofoyeku's Is A Rich Woman
Folake came from a wealthy Nigerian family and enjoyed a luxurious childhood in Victoria Island, Nigeria. Her family was so wealthy that she studied in a boarding school and spent summer vacations in London.
The actress, besides her family wealth, has sucessfully accumulated a small fortune of her own. As of 2019, her total net worth is $400,000.
The 35-year-old actress is a theatrically trained and worked in off-broadway theatre before transitioning into films and television.
The brown-eyed beauty started her career with shorts and minor roles. She did a small part in popular shows such as "30 Rock", "Modern Family," and "How to Get Away with Murder."
The actress, however, got attention when she played the role of Nigerian immigrant Abishola in the show "Bob Hearts Abishola." The show, which is currently airing on CBS, features actors Billy Gardell, Christine Ebersole, and Matt Jones.
Olowofoyeku is not only a versatile actor but a talented artist as well. She has a diploma in audio engineering from the Institute of Audio Research. Besides working as a sound engineer, she can play guitar and piano. For musical activities, she uses the moniker, The Folake.
In 2013, she played bass guitar in two David Bowie videos. The name for the songs is The Stars(Are Out Tonight) and The Next Day.
Quick Facts: Folake Olowofoyeku
- Moved from Nigeria to the United States at the age of 18.
- Her first name Folake is after the name of the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Folake Solanke. Folake in Yoruba means to use non-monetary wealth to pamper.
- Her last name Olowofoyeku means a rich man uses a chieftaincy title to top off their wealth.
- Completed High school from Vivian Fowler Memorial College For Girls.
- Graduated from City College of New York with a degree in theatre. At first, she enrolled to study economics but later changed it to the theatre.
- In college, she played basketball.
- Mother tongue is Yoruba.
- Favorite science fiction author is Octavia Butler.
- Goes to Nigeria at least once or twice a year.
- Has a gap in her top front teeth. She refused to fix it before joining acting.