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Dayo Okeniyi’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Nigerian actor
Is Actor
Film actor
From Nigeria
United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth

14 June 1988, Jos, Nigeria

Age 32 years
Star sign Gemini
Stats
Height: 1.7526 m
Education
Anderson University

Oladayo A. Okeniyi (born June 14, 1988) is a Nigerian-American actor, popularly known for playing the role of Thresh in The Hunger Games and Danny Dyson in Terminator Genisys.

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Life and career

Dayo was born in Jos and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, and has four siblings. His father is a retired customs officer from Nigeria, and his mother is a literature teacher from Kenya.
In 2003, he moved with his family to Indiana, United States, from Nigeria and later moved to California. He earned a bachelor’s degree in visual communications at Anderson University (Indiana) in 2009.

Prior to being cast in The Hunger Games, Okeniyi worked in local theatre and in film shorts. Okeniyi starred 2014 in the drama film Endless Love, also portrayed Danny Dyson in the 2015 film Terminator Genisys and starred in the NBC series Shades of Blue.

Awards

Won

  • 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best International Actor