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Ukweli Roach

Ukweli Roach

Highest Rated: 78% StreetDance (2010)

Lowest Rated: 78% StreetDance (2010)

Birthday: Sep 22, 1986

Birthplace: Derby, Derbyshire, England, UK

A talented dancer and choreographer, Ukweli Roach found a second avenue of fame as a dramatic actor on television, playing intelligent, professional young men in series like "The Royals" (E!, 2015- ) and "Blindspot" (NBC, 2015-). Born September 22, 1986 in Derbyshire, England, his first love was dance, which he began studying at the age of ten. After years of training, he began his professional career in his teens as a dancer for Mariah Carey. While performing with singers and musicians like Kylie Minogue, Roach also co-founded the BirdGang Dance Company, and participated in numerous international dance competitions. During this period, Roach also began to pursue an interest in acting, and after earning a degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2009, launched his screen career the following year as Tybalt in a filmed production of "Romeo and Juliet" at the Globe Theatre in England. Though many of his subsequent roles in projects like "StreetDance 3D" (2010) and "One Day" (2011) drew on his dance experience, he soon found his footing in dramatic parts: he played an apprentice angel and legal aide in the ITV drama "Eternal Law" (2012) and a young father-to-be in the Sky1 comedy "Starlings" (2012-2013). American audiences got their first glimpse of Roach in the sudsy E! drama "The Royals" (2015- ), for which he played bodyguard and advisor to William Moseley's libertine English prince. That same year, he joined the cast of NBC's blockbuster action-drama "Blindspot," playing a psychologist who aids Jamie Alexander's amnesiac Jane Doe in retrieving her memories.

Highest rated movies

78% StreetDance

Photos

Blindspot, Ukweli Roach, 'Swift Hardhearted Stone', Season 1, Ep. #20, 05/02/2016, ©KSITE Blindspot, Ukweli Roach (L), William Ragsdale (R), 'Swift Hardhearted Stone', Season 1, Ep. #20, 05/02/2016, ©KSITE Blindspot, Jaimie Alexander (L), Oona Laurence (C), Ukweli Roach (R), 'Swift Hardhearted Stone', Season 1, Ep. #20, 05/02/2016, ©KSITE Blindspot, Ukweli Roach, 'Swift Hardhearted Stone', Season 1, Ep. #20, 05/02/2016, ©KSITE Blindspot, Ukweli Roach, 09/21/2015, ©KSITE Blindspot, Ukweli Roach, 09/21/2015, ©KSITE Blindspot, Ukweli Roach, 'A Stray Howl', Season 1, Ep. #2, 09/28/2015, ©NBC

Filmography

Movies

Credit
78% 59% StreetDance Jay (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Venus & the Sun Adam (Character) - 2010

TV

Credit
73% 100% Big Mood Jay (Character) 2024
83% 83% Annika DS Tyrone Clarke (Character) 2022-2023
56% 75% Wolf Jack Caffery (Character) 2023
71% 64% The Midwich Cuckoos Sam Clyde (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 72% Blindspot Dr. Borden (Character),
Robert Borden (Guest Star)
2015-2017 2019-2020
No Score Yet 84% Death in Paradise Archie Garwood (Character) 2020
94% 85% Humans Anatole (Character) 2018
48% 74% Hard Sun Will Benedetti (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 80% The Royals Marcus (Guest Star) 2015