Toheeb Gbolabo O. Jimoh (born on April 15, 1997; Age:26 years) is a talented English actor who achieved recognition with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his outstanding portrayal of Sam Obisanya in the Apple TV+ hit series “Ted Lasso” (2020–2023). His acting prowess was also showcased in prominent roles such as his participation in the BBC One biographical film “Anthony” (2020) and his captivating performance in the Amazon Prime series “The Power” (2023).
Toheeb Jimoh’s story begins in Brixton, South London, where he was born. His family roots are traced back to Nigeria, greatly influencing his sense of self and identity.
When Toheeb was just a toddler, his family moved to Nigeria, opening up a world of diverse experiences for him. Immersed in the rich culture of his ancestral homeland, he soaked in various perspectives that later became invaluable for his acting skills.
At the age of seven, Toheeb returned to London and settled back into the lively atmosphere of Brixton. It was here that he discovered his passion for the performing arts. His love for acting started to blossom during these formative years, setting the stage for his future in the entertainment industry.
Toheeb attended The Norwood School, where he gained a strong academic foundation. However, his heart was set on acting. Fueled by ambition, he pursued higher education at the renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Under the guidance of experienced professionals, he honed his acting skills, graduating in 2018.
Armed with his education and passion for acting, Toheeb Jimoh was prepared to leave his mark on the entertainment world. And that he did. His dedication and talent didn’t go unnoticed, leading him to impressive roles in acclaimed productions like “Ted Lasso,” “Anthony,” and “The Power.” His journey from Brixton to the big stages of Hollywood showcased his remarkable talent and determination.
Toheeb Jimoh, despite being a fresh face in the acting world, quickly made a lasting mark in the entertainment industry. His big break came when he was chosen to portray Anthony Walker, a tragic victim of a racially motivated assault in 2005, for BBC One’s “Anthony.” The show imagined an alternate reality where Walker’s life wasn’t cut short, and Jimoh’s performance was praised as captivating, deeply resonating with viewers.
His journey in the spotlight continued as he breathed life into Marcus in the Amazon series “The Feed.” Jimoh’s talent wasn’t confined to television; he also graced the stage at the Sheffield Crucible, enchanting audiences in a stage adaptation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” In 2020, he was one of the six performers chosen for the Almeida Theatre’s touching Christmas Play “Nine Lessons and Carols,” marking the theater’s triumphant return after London’s COVID-19 lockdown.
Toheeb’s star shone even brighter when he joined the cast of “Ted Lasso.” However, the character Sam Obisanya was originally envisioned as Ghanaian and Jimoh’s Nigerian heritage seamlessly blended with the role, leading to the character’s background being adapted accordingly. His portrayal injected vitality into the show, earning Sam Obisanya the title of “heartbeat” of “Ted Lasso.”
Expanding his repertoire, Jimoh embraced a pivotal role in the upcoming Amazon thriller series “The Power.” Here, he embodies the character of journalist Tunde, a Nigerian figure, in a story inspired by Naomi Alderman’s novel of the same name. He also secured a minor role in Wes Anderson’s cinematic creation, “The French Dispatch.”
The theater remained a vital platform for Jimoh’s artistic expression. An eagerly awaited moment arrived in the summer of 2023 when he was set to tackle the iconic character of Romeo in a production of “Romeo and Juliet” at London’s Almeida Theatre.
- The Feed
- Ted Lasso
- Nine Lessons and Carols
- The Power
- The French Dispatch
- Romeo and Juliet
Toheeb Jimoh, despite becoming increasingly famous, has managed to keep his personal life largely private. While in-depth details about his relationships and family remain scarce, the spotlight has mainly been on his remarkable journey in the entertainment world. He has earned acclaim for his outstanding acting skills and the diverse roles he has taken on both screen and stage.
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Toheeb Jimoh is a successful actor worth an estimated net of US$2 million.