Gbenga Akinnagbe Biography, Age, Wrestling, Net worth, Movies

Gbenga Akinnagbe Biography

Gbenga Akinnagbe is an American actor and writer born on 12th December 1978 in Washington, D.C., U.S. He is best known for his roles as Chris Partlow on the HBO series The Wire and as Larry Brown on the HBO series The Deuce.

Akinnagbe began his acting career in the theatre. In 2003 he auditioned for the role of Chris Partlow on the HBO series The Wire a starting in 2004 began a frequent recurring role and was later promoted to a series regular during the show’s fifth and final season.

In 2007 he appeared in the film ‘The Savages’. He made a guest appearance on a season 10 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode entitled “Hell” as Elijah Okello, a former Ugandan child soldier living in New York, facing deportation. He also starred as Kelly Slater, a nurse in the third season of the Showtime series Nurse Jackie.

As a writer, Gbenga has published two articles in The New York Times, one detailing a trip to Nepal to climb the Himalayas, and the other outlining the medical procedures he underwent to correct his severely flat feet.


Gbenga was born on 12th December 1978 .He is 40 years as of 2022.

Gbenga Akinnagbe Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall.


Gbenga was born to Nigerian parents although their names are unknown.

Gbenga Akinnagbe Siblings

He is the second oldest of six children, with one older sister and four younger brothers.


Akinnagbe attended Colonel Zadok A. Magruder High School in Rockville, Maryland. He later joined Bucknell University on a wrestling scholarship, majoring in Political Science and English.

Gbenga Akinnagbe Net worth

He  has an estimated net worth of $ 1 million as of 2023.

Gbenga  Wrestling

Gbenga was involved in fighting and brawling at an early age which led him to train as a wrestler at Colonel Zadok. He even enrolled in Bucknell University on sports merit.

Gbenga Akinnagbe Wale

Gbenga and Wale are related, they are cousins.

The Wire

Gbenga played the role of Chris Parltow on the HBO drama The Wire. Chris is Marlo Stanfield’s second-in-command and bodyguard in his drug dealing operation. He is a ruthless killer who also shows genuine care towards the soldiers under his command, especially Michael Lee, whom he takes under his wing as a protégé.


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