Fola Evans-Akingbola is an aspiring actress and model based in London. She received her training at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. She is also a graduate of the Actor’s Temple and Identity Drama School in London. The actress was publicly acclaimed for her outstanding performance in the television series “Siren” and “Play of Thrones”. It is not easy to perform in a competitive industry like film, but Fola has shown great determination to succeed. Here are some interesting facts about the actress.
Fola Evans-Akingbola – Bio, Age
Fola was born on 26 September 1994 in South London. She was very active in sports during her high school days and was known for her achievements in the high jump. Fola initially intended to graduate in philosophy from university, but later she canceled her plans to pursue her dream of becoming a model and actress. In an interview, she revealed that her modeling career gave her the opportunity to travel the world and earn some money.
Later she developed an interest in acting and started taking courses. To further improve her skills, Fola Evans-Akingbola trained at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and also attended the Identity Drama School. She debuted in the film industry in 2014 and has managed to star in several widely acclaimed films and television series. In 2016 Fola appeared in the very popular Play of Thrones. She played as the wife of Karl Moro”.
About her role in the series, she reveals how interesting it was to shoot in Spain and learn the Dothraki language. She admits to being a big fan of the series and how surreal it felt to work alongside the main cast. Although she didn’t have a long role in the series, her performance was enough to show the world her talent. After that, her acting career really opened up. Evans-Akingbola later got the role of “Rosey Fabrice” in the series “Death in Paradise”.
Fola plays the role of ‘Maddie Bishop’ in the television series Siren by Freeform. She has been acclaimed worldwide for her outstanding performance in her role. Another major success for Fola was her theatrical performance in the play “Southwark Playhouse School” written by Alex Mackeith and directed by Charlie Parham. She has commented on how much she loves the thrill of a live audience.
Fola Evans-Akingbola has appeared in films such as Youngers (2014), Holby City (2014), Dawn (2016), Assassin’s Creed (2017), and many others. She has worked alongside established names in the industry such as Rena Owen, Emilia Clarke, Curtis Lum, Sibel Kekilli, and Jessica Henwick, to name but a few. Fola has also posed for a number of well-known photographers and magazines.
She is a passionate young lady who is always making herself heard on various platforms. In 2018 she took part in a protest against the “Political Windstorm”, which deprived various people of their rights. As part of her social campaign, Fola promoted a t-shirt with the Windrausch logo and also ran a campaign called #weareallwindrush.
The young actress has done quite well financially. Her net worth is estimated at about 1.2 million dollars. Everything indicates that Fola is an actress to watch out for in Hollywood. She has the talent, confidence, beauty, and charisma that would definitely take her place in the industry.
Family – Parents, Husband
Fola Evans-Akingbola grew up in Bermondsey before moving with her family to Honor Oak Park. She comes from a family of intellectual and creative people. Her British mother, Dr. Gillian Evans, is a renowned anthropologist at the University of Manchester. Her father, Sola Akingbola, is an exceptional musician. He is the percussionist of the British jazz-funk band Jamiroquai and also the lead singer of “Critical Mass” – an Afro-funk roots band.
Fola’s father emigrated with his parents from Nigeria to London as a child. Her uncle, Jimmy Akingbola, is also an established British actor and one of the people who actively pushed her to pursue an acting career. Fola is said to be very close to her mother, as they both share a passion for social issues. It was her intention to follow in her mother’s footsteps by studying ethics, religion, and philosophy at college before changing her mind and following her dreams.
Although she was on television, it is almost surprising that not much is known about Fola’s relationship status. Although she is not yet married, details of who she is dating are not known. The actress refrains from divulging such intimate details through social media.
For someone who acts and models at the same time, it would not be a surprise if he or she found that the height is suitable for both professions. Fola stands at a height of 1.77m (5ft 8in), which is quite proportional to her weight of 58kg (128lbs).