Chizzy Akudolu

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Chizzy Akudolu
Born

Andrea Chizoba Akudolu

(1973-10-07) 7 October 1973 (age 40)
England, United Kingdom
Years active 2002–present

Andrea Chizoba "Chizzy" Akudolu (born 7 October 1973) is a British actress.

Career[edit]

In 2002, Akudolu was one of eight new comedy performers who won the BBC Talent Initiative, The Urban Sketch Showcase. All eight performed a comedy sketch show in front of BBC casting directors and producers at the Tabernacle Theatre in Notting Hill. Her first television appearance was in the BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High. This was followed by a small role in EastEnders. She continued to work for the BBC in her first children's series called Stupid! and Roman's Empire. Credits also include Green Wing, Dustbin Baby for Kindle Entertainment and as a caricature of herself in the mockumentary The Most Unromantic Man in the World. Akudolu also played series regular Miss Kanouti in The Complete Guide to Parenting. She has continued to work for CBBC in programmes such as Nuzzle and Scratch, Scoop and Gigglebiz. In 2007, she toured with The Vagina Monologues for three months. In 2008, Akudolu played the housemate, Angel, in Dead Set, a satirical cross between Big Brother and zombies. In 2009, she had a guest role in Hollyoaks Later and starred in the CBBC show Jinx in the lead role as the unconventional Fairy Godmother, Cookie. In 2010 Akudolu appeared in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Twenty Twelve, The Inbetweeners, and as a semi-regular in the Channel 4 comedy Campus.

Since May 2012, Akudolu plays surgeon Mo Effanga in Holby City. She was nominated for "Best Newcomer" at the Black International Film Festival and Music Video & Screen Awards, in which she won. She also took home Best Actress in the same year at BEFFTA Awards. She was nominated for "Emerging Talent" at the 8th Annual Screen Nation Awards. [1]

Personal life[edit]

She has a brown belt in Karate and is an experienced Calligrapher.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EastEnders up for four MVSAs". EastEnders (BBC Online). 4 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012.