Since Kenya is the home of creative actors and actresses, most Kenyan actors have graced the big screens with their content and have also made it in Hollywood movies. Here are some of the Kenyan actors who have been featured in Hollywood cinemas.
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Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico and grew up in Kenya, where her father served as a government minister and a senator. He is the current governor of Kisumu.
She attended Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts. While still a student, she served as a production assistant and an intern on several movies. She has acted in East River (2008), Shuga (2009-2012), 12 years a slave (2013). Lupita has also acted the Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015-2019), Black Panther (2018), Us (2019).
Edi Mue Gathenge is a Kenyan-American actor, born on the 10th of March, 1979. Edi was born in Nairobi, Kenya and grew up in Albany, California.
He appeared in the television series House as Dr. Jeffrey Cole, as Laurent in Twilight Saga: New Moon, as Darwin in X-Men: First Class. Additionally, he has appeared as Matias Solomon in The Blacklist and as Cheese Gone Baby Gone. He also featured in Into the Badlands as Baron Jacobee.
Kenyan Actors and Actresses
Raymond Ofula is a seasoned Kenyan actor who has been in the film industry for so many years. He has featured in both local and international films.
Raymond has mad appearances in films such as To Walk With Lions (1999), The Cradle Of Life (2003), The White Masai (2005), Winterreise (2006), The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) and Queen Sono. He also acted in Makutano Junction (2007) and Mali (2011-2015).
Mary Oyaya hails from Mombasa. She is a Kenyan model who has lived in Sweden, Canada, and Australia. She is on this list of Kenyan actors and actresses in Hollywood, given that she featured in two Star Wars films playing the character of Jedi Master Luminara.
Charles Gitonga Maina was born in Buru Buru, Nairobi in 1976. He played the role of Saleh, a basketball player who guides his team to win, in the film The Air Up There (1994). Charles natural talent in doing basketball stunts got him the role of Saleh.