Adewale began his career as a model before taking on Hollywood.
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Despite his parents’ wishes for him to become the first lawyer in his family, Adewale stopped studying law to pursue his creative passion.
The London native keeps it hot and sexy on the shore.
Adewale’s Nigerian roots have helped him when portraying African characters.
“People are always shocked when they meet me because I’m nothing like the intimidating characters I play.”
“If you don’t want to cheat your audience you really have to live with and become the character you’re bringing to life,” says Adewale.
“I’m a physical, athletic guy, so it makes sense that a casting director would try to cast me in roles that play up that part of me,” Adewale says.
“What makes me smile is when I see other people happy,” admits Adewale.
Adewale is a Buddhist and says one of its most profound principles is that for every cause there is an effect.
“I am not married nor do I have any children because I wanted to focus on my career and not have to worry about leaving my family six months to a year because I’m another country working.”
Some might remember Adewale from his leading role in Mary J. Blige’s video for her song “Love No Limit.”
Adewale says by nature he is a very laid-back and happy guy who’s nothing like his murderous character Majestic in the 50 Cent biopic “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.”
Adewale plays the larger-than-life Heavy Duty in the film “G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra.”
Adewale says that the “G.I. Joe” cast is a true reflection of the world together with an ensemble cast of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Adewale costarred on the mysterious hit series “Lost” as Ecko.