Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes
      Gbenga Akinnagbe

      Gbenga Akinnagbe

      Highest Rated: 100% Big Words (2013)

      Lowest Rated: 8% Phantom Halo (2014)

      Birthday: Dec 12, 1978

      Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

      Gbenga Akinnagbe is a film and TV character actor who became best known for his role as a murderous Baltimore drug dealer named Chris Partlow on HBO's "The Wire" (2002-08). The son of Nigerian parents, Akinnagbe was the first of his siblings to be born in the United States. He was born in Washington, D.C. on December 12, 1978, but grew up in the D.C. suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland. Although he always dreamt of being an actor, Akinnagbe spent the better part of his teens and early 20s as a star wrestler. He earned a wrestling scholarship to Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, where he studied Political Science and English. After graduating, however, Akinnagbe came to the realization that in order to pursue his dream of acting, he'd have to hang up his wrestling shoes for good. He then started acting in plays in and around Maryland, where he honed his craft while learning to perform in front of an audience. His true passion, however, was to act in film and on television. Then in 2003, Akinnagbe was granted the opportunity of a lifetime when he was asked to audition for the role of Chris Partlow on a new TV drama called "The Wire." Akinnagbe nailed the role and from seasons one to four he was one of the best-known recurring characters on the show. In 2008, as "The Wire" entered its fifth and final season, Akinnagbe was bumped up to series regular, which would prove to be the biggest break of his career. After his bump up to series regular on "The Wire," the roles started pouring in. Over the next few years, Akinnagbe landed supporting roles in "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" (2009), "Edge of Darkness" (2010), and "Red & Blue Marbles" (2011), to name a few. He also landed recurring parts on several television shows, like "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime, 2009-2015), "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-16), and "The Following" (Fox, 2013-15). Returning to movies in 2015, Akinnagbe landed a supporting part in the crime thriller "Phantom Halo." The film was the directorial debut of Antonia Bogdanovich, daughter of Oscar-nominated director Peter Bogdanovich.

      Highest rated movies

      Egg
      Big Words
      Goldie Passing
      The Savages
      Home
      Fast Charlie Detroit

      Photos

      Gbenga Akinnagbe 24: Live Another Day, Yvonne Strahovski (L), Gbenga Akinnagbe (R), 'Day 9: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #5, 05/26/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Gbenga Akinnagbe, 'Day 9: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #1, 05/05/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Yvonne Strahovski (L), Gbenga Akinnagbe (R), 'Day 9: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #4, 05/19/2014, ©FOX Graceland, Gbenga Akinnagbe (L), Daniel Sunjata (R), 'Goodbye High', Season 1, Ep. #7, 07/25/2013, ©USA Graceland, Gbenga Akinnagbe (L), Aaron Tveit (R), 'Bag Man', Season 1, Ep. #8, 08/08/2013, ©USA Graceland, Gbenga Akinnagbe, 'Bag Man', Season 1, Ep. #8, 08/08/2013, ©USA Graceland, Aaron Tveit (L), Gbenga Akinnagbe (R), 'Bag Man', Season 1, Ep. #8, 08/08/2013, ©USA Graceland, Aaron Tveit (L), Gbenga Akinnagbe (R), 'Bag Man', Season 1, Ep. #8, 08/08/2013, ©USA 24: Live Another Day, Kiefer Sutherland (L), Gbenga Akinnagbe (R), 'Day 9: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #2, 05/05/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Gbenga Akinnagbe (L), Benjamin Bratt (R), 'Day 9: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #3, 05/12/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Gbenga Akinnagbe (L), Tate Donovan (R), 'Day 9: 10:00 PM - 11:00 AM', Season 1, Ep. #12, 07/14/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Gbenga Akinnagbe (L), Yvonne Strahovski (R), 'Day 9: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #3, 05/12/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Gbenga Akinnagbe, 'Day 9: 10:00 PM - 11:00 AM', Season 1, Ep. #12, 07/14/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Adam Sinclair (L), Gbenga Akinnagbe (C), Yvonne Strahovski (R), 'Day 9: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #10, 06/30/2014, ©FOX Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Gbenga Akinnagbe, 'Amaro's One-Eighty', Season 15, Ep. #11, 01/15/2014, ©NBC 24: Live Another Day, Yvonne Strahovski (L), Gbenga Akinnagbe (R), 'Day 9: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #4, 05/19/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Gbenga Akinnagbe, 05/05/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Gbenga Akinnagbe (L), Yvonne Strahovski (R), 'Day 9: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #10, 06/30/2014, ©FOX 24: Live Another Day, Gbenga Akinnagbe (L), Yvonne Strahovski (R), 'Day 9: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM', Season 1, Ep. #1, 05/05/2014, ©FOX

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      47% No Score Yet Asphalt City Verdis (Character) - 2023
      86% 88% Fast Charlie Beggar Mercado (Character) - 2023
      90% 86% Passing Dave (Character) - 2021
      95% 60% Goldie Richard (Character) $1.2K 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet DC Noir Detective Mitch Brooks (Character),
      Director
      - 2019
      52% 60% The Sun Is Also a Star Samuel Kingsley (Character) $4.9M 2019
      100% 40% Egg Wayne (Character) - 2018
      23% 24% All the Devil's Men Samuelson (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 94% Heart, Baby! George (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 30% Mindhack Sun Moon (Character) - 2017
      82% 79% Detroit Aubrey Pollard Sr. (Character) $16.8M 2017
      63% 41% Detour Michael (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 80% Knucklehead Langston (Character),
      Producer
      - 2015
      8% 42% Phantom Halo Roman (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 34% Mall Michel (Character) - 2014
      76% 66% Fort Bliss Sgt. Butcher (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Children of the Wind Narrator - 2013
      100% 79% Big Words James (Character) - 2013
      88% 83% Home Jack Hall (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2013
      71% 71% Newlyweeds Producer - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Somnambulist Alex Chandler (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 36% Overnight TMJ (Character) - 2010
      34% 44% Lottery Ticket Lorenzo (Character) $24.7M 2010
      55% 49% Edge of Darkness Det. Darcy Jones (Character) $43.3M 2010
      51% 52% The Taking of Pelham 123 Wallace (Character) $65.5M 2009
      90% 75% The Savages Jimmy (Character) $6.6M 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet They're Made Out of Meat Merlin (Character) - 2005

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Phil Guest 2023
      97% 77% The Old Man Julian Carson (Character) 2022
      91% 78% The Blacklist Boukman Baptiste (Guest Star) 2022
      69% 64% Modern Love Unknown (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Antiques Roadshow Guest 2021
      No Score Yet 50% FBI: Most Wanted James Johnson (Guest Star) 2021
      95% 84% Evil Lando Mutabazi (Guest Star) 2020
      93% 86% The Deuce Larry Brown (Character) 2017-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Film School Shorts Ndizeye (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet 80% Madam Secretary Chris Santumari (Guest Star) 2016
      58% 85% Limitless Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      58% 66% The Following Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      93% 90% The Good Wife Pastor Isaiah Easton (Guest Star) 2010-2011 2015
      87% 87% 24 Erik Ritter (Character) 2014
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Father Biobaku (Guest Star) 2009 2012 2014
      86% 84% Graceland Jeremiah Bello (Guest Star) 2013
      95% 88% Elementary Jeremy Lopez (Guest Star) 2012
      66% 75% A Gifted Man Dr. Leo "Bax" Baxter (Guest Star) 2011
      81% 88% Nurse Jackie Kelly Slater (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Pierre (Guest Star) 2011
      90% 79% Fringe Akim (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      94% 96% The Wire Chris Partlow (Guest Star) 2004 2006 2008
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      22% 80% Conviction Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      64% No Score Yet Barbershop Unknown (Character) 2005