|Birth Day:||September 24, 1981|
|Birth Place:||Ibadan, Nigeria|
First made a name for herself bringing to life Keira in the 2014 series Sequestered. She would later join the cast of American Gods, an adaptation of the popular novel by Neil Gaiman.
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After earning a degree in English literature at McGill University, she went on to complete her master's degree in theatre at Illinois State University.
Badaki was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, before moving to England for three years when she was three, returning to Nigeria for six years, and settling in America at age twelve. She is a graduate of McGill University with a major in English Literature (Theater) and a minor in Environmental Science. Badaki also has a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from Illinois State University. She became a United States citizen in 2014.
Badaki received a 2006 Jeff Award nomination for Best Actress in a Principal Role (Play) for I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda. She has received positive reviews for her portrayal of Bilquis on American Gods. The character of Bilquis has had its role in the story expanded for the television series. In 2018, Badaki played the recurring character Chi Chi on This Is Us.
Badaki has written a short film called In Hollywoodland, which she funded with IndieGoGo. Badaki and Karen David will produce and star in the short film while Jessica Sherif will direct. In Hollywoodland is a re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland set in present-day Los Angeles. In Hollywoodland will premiere in August 2020 at the Bentonville Film Festival.
Currently, Yetide Badaki is 39 years, 10 months and 4 days old. Yetide Badaki will celebrate 40th birthday on a Friday 24th of September 2021.
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