Paapa Essiedu
Name: Paapa Essiedu
Occupation: TV Actor
Gender: Male
Birth Day: June 11, 1990
Age: 30
Birth Place: London, England
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Social Accounts

Paapa Essiedu

Paapa Essiedu was born on June 11, 1990 in London, England (30 years old). Paapa Essiedu is a TV Actor, zodiac sign: Gemini. Nationality: England. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

Brief Info

Television actor who is best known for his role as Kwame in the HBO series I May Destroy You. Paapa Essiedu has also appeared in the series Gangs of London and Press. 


Paapa Essiedu played a young policeman in the 2017 film Murder on the Orient Express

Net Worth 2020

Find out more about Paapa Essiedu net worth here.


Height Weight Hair Colour Eye Colour Blood Type Tattoo(s)

Before Fame

Paapa Essiedu began his acting career in the theater. Paapa Essiedu joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2012.


Biography Timeline


Born in 1990, Essiedu grew up in East London with his mother, who was a fashion and design teacher. His family comes from Ghana, where he has a half-brother and half-sister. He won a scholarship to Forest School, Walthamstow and despite being active in sports teams and theatrical productions his ambition as he grew older was to become a doctor. Essiedu became more involved with Shakespeare when he was accepted into the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he met and worked with Michaela Coel. He takes inspiration from his favourite actors: Mark Rylance, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Simon Russell Beale, David Thewlis, and Gary Oldman.


Essiedu joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2012 to play Fenton in Phillip Breen's production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Afterwards, he went to the National Theatre, playing Burgundy and understudying Edmund in Sam Mendes’ production of King Lear. When Sam Troughton lost his voice during a performance, Essiedu stepped in and played the role to critical acclaim. He has acted in Outside on the Street (Pleasance Theatre), Black Jesus (Finborough Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Tobacco Factory), You For Me For You (Royal Court), and most recently the title role in Hamlet and Edmund in King Lear, both at the (Royal Shakespeare Company). The judges described his Hamlet as one the audience listened to "completely still", and they noted that as an actor he could turn on a sixpence – sweet, playful and flirtatious one minute, and fiercely intelligent the next. "Like all great actors", a judge noted, he "made all the lines his own". His Edmund in King Lear was noted for his chilling contempt and cynicism.


In 2020, Essiedu appeared in the BBC series I May Destroy You.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Paapa Essiedu is 31 years, 4 months and 14 days old. Paapa Essiedu will celebrate 32nd birthday on a Saturday 11th of June 2022.

Find out about Paapa Essiedu birthday activities in timeline view here.

Paapa Essiedu trends


  1. Who is Paapa Essiedu ?
  2. How rich is Paapa Essiedu ?
  3. What is Paapa Essiedu 's salary?
  4. When is Paapa Essiedu 's birthday?
  5. When and how did Paapa Essiedu became famous?
  6. How tall is Paapa Essiedu ?
  7. Who is Paapa Essiedu 's girlfriend?
  8. List of Paapa Essiedu 's family members?
  9. Why do people love Paapa Essiedu?