Dayo Okeniyi is a famous Nigerian actor in the United States. His parents moved to Indiana, USA when they were 14. Dayo was born in Lagos State on June 14, 1988.
He grew up in the predominant state of Yoruba, but his birth state is the plateau state. He is popular for his roles in award-winning films such as Terminator Genisys and The Hunger Games.
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His real name is Oladayo A. Okeniyi. Dayo is 32 years old in 2020. He was born in Jos on June 14, 1988, but grew up in Lagos State. He grew up in a family of five children, his father is a retired Nigerian customs officer in Nigeria, and his mother is a literature teacher in Kenya. Dayo’s parents gave birth to him in Lagos State, but his birth state happens to be Jos Plateau State.
When he was 14 years old, his parents moved to Indiana, USA. When his family moved to Indiana in 2003, he enrolled in Heritage in the third grade of high school.
In 2009, Dayo graduated from Anderson University in Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in visual communication. Later, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career when his family moved to California.
Dayo Okeniyi Career
When Dayo Okeniyi started his professional acting career in Los Angeles in 2010, he served as an additional actor in several films. In 2012, he played a role in the “Hunger Games” movie and made a cameo appearance in the “Wendy Williams Show”.
In 2013, he also participated in the TV show “Revolution”, where he played the role of Alec. He also played a supporting role in the 2013 film “Runners on the Run”.
Until 2014, he played Mace in “Endless Love”. In 2016, Dayo appeared in the NBC TV series “Shades of Blue”. He may be the first Nigerian actor filmed by Jennifer Lopez and has worked with Hollywood movie stars such as Shailene Woodley, Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake and Leonardo Decca Prio cooperates.
Dayo is known for playing Thresh in The Hunger Games and Danny Dyson in Terminator Genisys. He also acted in Emperor, a film based on the true story of Shields Green and directed by Mark Amin.
He played the role of Shields Green, a former green slave, and he joined John Brown’s unsuccessful attack on Harpers Ferry. Shield Green was lucky enough to escape, but he returned to fight and was later captured by Brown. Other movies starring in Dayo include:
- Terminator Genisys
- Eyes to See
- Lions Among Men
- Run Sweetheart Run
- Good Kids
- The Spectacular Now
- Eyes to See
In addition to acting, Dayo is also the co-founder of PVO Global (Positive Resonance Only), which describes itself as a movement of mind-shifting, harnessing the power of positive energy and using it to effectively empower culture.
Dayo Okeniyi Awards
Dayo Okeniyi has won many prestigious awards in the entertainment industry. He is internationally recognized as one of the Nigerian-born actors. In 2013, he won the International Actor of the Year Award at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Dayo Okeniyi Net worth
Dayo Okeniyi is one of the most influential actors. His net worth is approx $300,000.