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TY COLEMAN Played By Chiké Okonkwo

TY COLEMAN

Played By Chiké Okonkwo

Actor Bio

 

Chiké Okonkwo plays Ty Coleman in the NBC drama "La Brea."

Okonkwo is the lead and cover star of "Call of Duty: Vanguard," the latest installment of the massive global video game franchise "Call of Duty." His character is based on the first Black British soldier to land behind enemy lines on D-Day during WWII.

He recently co-starred in the film "Death Saved My Life," opposite Meagan Good, and on BET's "Being Mary Jane" with Gabrielle Union. His breakthrough role came in the 2016 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award-winning film "The Birth of a Nation."

Hailing from London, Okonkwo was accepted to both the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre. He started his professional career working at the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he performed in a number of plays, most notably "Julius Caesar," which ended its award-winning run in New York in 2013.

In addition, he also voices "Sleep Stories" for the Calm App.

His activism focuses on community banking in his role as ambassador for OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in the United States. Okonkwo is an advocate for the eradication of child poverty with the Children's Defense Fund. He is also a proud member of the Master Artist Council of the Arthur Miller Foundation, alongside Daniel Day-Lewis, Scarlett Johansson and others.

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