Phenomenal movie and television figure, Scott Adkins's break came when he was offered a role in a Hong Kong martial arts film called Dei Seung Chui Keung. Adkins is widely recognized for showing extraordinary performance as Yuri Boyka in action movies ‘Undisputed II: Last Man Standing’ and ‘Undisputed III: Redemption.'
Early Life and Education
Scott Edward Adkins was born in Sutton Coldfield, England on 17th June 1976. He has an elder brother Craig Adkins. He is a son of John Adkins and Janet Adkins, Butchers.
Adkins attended Bishop Vesey's Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield. He enrolled in a drama class at Sutton Coldfield College. At the age of ten years, Scott used to follow his father and brother to the local Judo club. At the age of thirteen, he was mugged while traveling in a bus due to which his interest in martial arts grew even more. He then started to train in 'Tae Kwon Do' under the instruction of Ron Sergiew with the T.A.G.B.
Scott Adkins also learned Kickboxing under Anthony Jones. He is now a fully trained Kickboxing Instructor for the P.K.A.
A self-confessed 'film junkie', Scott's attention was drawn to acting through the Hollywood Greats, a BBC Television series. At the age of twenty-one, Adkins was offered a place at the prestigious Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
His career began with a Hong Kong martial arts film called 'Extreme Challenge.' He worked with Yeun Wo Ping, Cory Yeun, Sammo Hung and the legendary Jackie Chan.
He was offered a guest role in BBC's 'Doctors' filmed at 'Birmingham's Pebble Mill.'He portrayed 'Talbot' in 'Special Forces' and 'Boyka' in 'Undisputed II: Last Man Standing.' This film broke him into the mainstream with his villainous portrayal of a Russian MMA underground fighter 'Boyka'.
Scott also appeared in bigger budget films including 'The Bourne Ultimatum' and 'The Tournament' and Weapon XI in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine.' His first lead role came with 'Ninja' and followed by 'Undisputed III: Redemption' reprised his role as Russian MMA fighter Uri Boyka.
In 2010 Scott Adkins won Action on Film Award in a category of Breakout Action Star. Likewise, he in 2015 won the title of Most Accomplished Actor at the China International Film Festival.
Scott is married to Lisa Adkins. The couple exchanged vows after dating for few years. The couple has a daughter Carmel Adkins.
Well, the husband and wife are living a happy life along with their daughter.
From showing extraordinary performance in many movies and television series, Adkins has earned an estimated net worth of $2 million.