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Full NameGbenga Akinnagbe
First NameGbenga
Last NameAkinnagbe
Birth CityWashington, D.C.
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
FilmographyThe Wire,The Deuce,Lottery Ticket
Height177 cm
Networth$1 M
Insta Profile
Date of BirthDecember 12,1978
Age45 years

Gbenga Akinnagbe is a fascinating actor, and he is known for his role as Chris Partlow in The Wire.

On Set With A Talented Actress

He has uploaded this picture on his Instagram account, and his friend and co-actor Alysia Reiner are biting his ear. 

It is a sexy picture, but it does not seem like there is anything more than friendship here.

He has captioned this one as, 

"We are Huband and wife growing….."

He meant to write husband, but it seems like he has misspelled the word. 

Gbenga Akinnagbe and his friend and co-actor Alysia Reiner.
Gbenga Akinnagbe and his friend and co-actor Alysia Reiner. Source: Instagram


Here is a hot picture of him with his co-actor. Both of them are looking hot in this photoshoot, and it is black and white. 

Both have amazing eyes and sex appeal, which can drive anyone crazy.

This picture he uploaded on his Instagram account on 22nd March 2019. This is of 42st Times Square.

He has captioned this one as, 

"Me and my…."

Gbenga Akinnagbe's photoshoot.
Gbenga Akinnagbe's photoshoot. Source: Instagram

How He Got Into The Wire?

He finished school and was desperately looking for a role. 

The casting directors were looking for someone like him and offered the role.

He said Yes, and he was very excited about the role.

He was asked how did he prepare himself for the role, and to this, he answers, he grew up in a community like that, as they show in The Wire.

He compares his character with himself and says he is much like the character as his role has all the human characteristics. 

He is a sociopath he describes. Watch the whole interview here!

Supportive Of Gay Community

He might have some valid reasons for keeping his personal life a secret.

However, he is always supportive of the gay rights and LGBTQ community.

Here is a picture of him supporting the gay community. 

Gbenga Akinnagbe Supporting Gay Community
Gbenga Akinnagbe Supporting Gay Community. Source: Zimbio

Tweet About Wife

From his social media behaviors, it is guessed that he has a wife. 

He has posted a tweet on his Twitter reading

"is this my beautiful house of is this my beautiful wife?"

This gave some speculations about him being married, but there is nothing more than this about his personal affairs.

Tweet About Gbenga Akinnagbe's Wife
Tweet About Gbenga Akinnagbe's Wife. Source: Twitter


Net Worth

He has a net worth of 1 million dollars. This figure is around 796,770 pounds.

His primary source of income is from his paychecks from the T.V. series.

How Does He Make His Money?

His salary from very successful shows has made him rich. Two T.V. series he has been brilliant at is The Wire and The Deuce

The Wire has 9.3 ratings from IMDb, and it has 94 percent ratings from Rotten Tomatoes. 

The Deuce has 8.1 ratings from IMDb and 93 percent from Rotten Tomatoes.

The WireIMDb- 9.3 
The DeuceIMDb-8.1

How He Spends His Money? (Lifestyle)

He loves cars, and he loves nature. He has uploaded pictures and videos of waterfalls on his Instagram account.

He loves beaches, and he loves surfing too. 

Here is a picture of him having a relaxed time at the beach after surfing and he has captioned this picture as 

"I spent…"

Gbenga Akinnagbe's relaxed time at the beach.
Gbenga Akinnagbe's relaxed time at the beach. Source: Instagram

This picture is of Baja California Sur, Mexico.


  1. He was born in the year 1978, and this makes his age 41 in 2019.

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