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Gbenga Akinnagbe Biography

Gbenga Akinnagbe

Facts of Gbenga Akinnagbe

Date of Birth: 1978 , December-2
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch

Quick Timeline of Gbenga Akinnagbe

1978 Born in United States
2007 Release of his famous series Savages
2016 Release of his movie ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

Detail Timeline of Gbenga Akinnagbe

December 2 , 1978

Born in United States

Gbenga Ankinnagbe was born on 2nd December 1978. He was born as Enitan Temitope from Nigerian parents. He was born in Washington D.C, United States. 

November 28 , 2007

Release of his famous series Savages

On November 28, 2007, one of his famous comedy-drama 'Savages' got released. The director of the movie was Tamara Jenkins and the Box office was about 9.61 million USD. 

June 20 , 2016

Release of his movie ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

On 20th June 2016, his another famous movie, ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ got released which summed to a domestic gross total of $103,144,286. This was one of the successful movies of Gbenga. 


Akinnagbe’s parents are Nigerian. A famous sports presenter Ore Oduba is also his brother. Though he was born in Washington DC, he was raised in Maryland. He has five other siblings, one older sister, and four younger brothers. He is the first in the entire family to be born in the United States. His birth name was Enitan Temitope. His life wasn’t easy as a child and had to work from a very early age. 

Gbenga was involved in fighting and brawling from a very young age. This led him to train as a wrestler at Colonel Zadok. Then, he successfully enrolled in Bucknell University on sports merit. He studied at the university with a wrestling scholarship, majoring in English and Political Science.

As Gbenga spent his childhood fighting and wrestling, as he grew old, he had a well-developed body and a strong personality. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs over 88kg. He spends a lot of his time in the gym, so he has been able to maintain his body. He has appeared shirtless several times in his work. He is very shy regarding his personal life. He has not disclosed anything about his girlfriend or wife. He has also been rumored to be a gay. However, the rumor has not been confirmed yet.

Some of his famous TV shows are Limitless (2015), Live Another Day (2014); it also features a famous British actor, Alex Lanipekun, Barbershop (2005), The Wire; which also features Elena Mcnulty, etc. He has also been involved in several movies including Render to Caesar (2014), Fort Bliss (2013), Edge of Darkness (2010), The Savages (2007), etc. Gbenga has also officially been involved in writing. His articles have been published in pages of The New York Times

Through his writings and acting career, Gbenga has amassed an estimated net worth of about $1 million. One of his famous movies, Independence Day: Resurgence earned a total of $103,144,286. In an interview, he mentioned that he doesn’t own a car, however, he used