Gbenga Akinnagbe is an American writer as well as an actor, who is best known for portraying the character of “Chris Partlow” in HBO’s TV show Wire. He has appeared in over ten different movies and over two dozen of TV shows, gaining significant popularity and fame in his career. Some of his famous works in movies have come in The Savages (2007), Edge of Darkness (2010), Fort Bliss (2013), Render to Caesar (2014), etc. Likewise, he has also had some powerful and gripping performances in TV shows like The Wire (2004/ 08), Barbershop (2005), 24: Live Another Day (2014) Limitless (2015) and many others. As a result, his fan following and fame has been spread in more than one country, and the result is an overwhelming fan support on social media sites.
Gbenga was born on the 12th of December, 1978 in Washington, D.C., United States of America. He was born as the second child out of 6 kids to parents of Nigerian ethnicity and has got four younger brothers and an elder sister. Born as Enitan Temitope, he later adopted his new name which was an inspiration to him from one of his family members. Life was not easy for Gbenga as a child as he started to work from an early age and even dropped out of school, twice. With a bad reputation for fighting and brawling, he later took his chance to train as a wrestler at Colonel Zadok A. Magruder High School and successfully made it to Bucknell University on sports merit. He graduated from there, majoring in English and Political Science and started to work small time, before getting acting offers.
With his early childhood shaped by fights and brawls, Gbenga is a strong individual with the well-developed body, a good height of 5 feet and 11 inches and his body weight of 88 kg. He is tall, strong and has a well-shaped body, which is a result of him spending hours at the gym. Although there aren’t any shirtless pictures of his to be found, however, he has appeared topless in a couple of his work. Having had his distance with the media, it seems like there is not much to disclose about his personal life, his dating affairs, and relationships. It seems like the press has no information regarding whether he is married and has got any wife or kids. There are no names that come up when searched for his girlfriends, and with rumors about him being sexually gay; it hasn’t been confirmed or denied yet.
To find out more about Akinnagbe’s professional life; you can read his biography which is available in different sources including Wikipedia and IMDB. Likewise, you can also read his quotes and interviews in various sites, online. With his work being his identity, he has got significant fame and fans from around the world, with over 11.8 K followers on his official Twitter account. When it comes to his net worth, recent surveys reveal his estimated property value around 1 million US dollars.