Badaki at the New York Comic Con
|Born||September 24, 1981 (age 37)|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Alma mater||McGill University, Illinois State University|
Badaki was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, before moving to England for three years when she was three, returning to Nigeria for six years, and settling in America at age twelve. She is a graduate of McGill University with a major in English Literature (Theater) and a minor in Environmental Science. Badaki also has a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from Illinois State University. She became a United States citizen in 2014.
Badaki received a 2006 Jeff Award nomination for Best Actress in a Principal Role (Play) for I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda. She has received positive reviews for her portrayal of Bilquis on American Gods. The character of Bilquis has had its role in the story expanded for the television series. Starting in 2018, Badaki also plays the recurring character Chi Chi on This Is Us.
Badaki has written a short film called Hollywoodland, which she funded with IndieGoGo. Badaki and Karen David will produce and star in the short film while Jessica Sherif will direct. Hollywoodland is a re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland set in present-day Los Angeles.
|2018||Chasing the Rain||The Woman|
|2018||The Long Shadow||Sissy Leblanc|
|2019||The Buried Girl||Alex|
|2008||Lost||Narjiss||Episode: "The Shape of Things to Come"|
|2013||Criminal Minds||Maya Carcani||Episode: "Final Shot"|
|2014||Masters of Sex||Nurse Williams||Episode: "Blackbird"|
|2015||NCIS: New Orleans||Felicia Patrice||Episode: "Le Carnaval de la Mort"|
|2015||Aquarius||Rita Carter||Episode: "Your Mother Should Know"|
|2016||K.C. Undercover||Penelope||Episode: "Coopers Reactivated!"|
|2017||American Gods||Bilquis||Main cast|
|2018||This Is Us||Chi Chi||Recurring|
|2016||Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare||Ebele Yetide|
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