Over the years, we have witnessed the relationship between Nollywood and Hollywood, a relationship that saw some Hollywood actors Isaiah Washington, Vivica Fox and Kim Basinger featured in Nollywood films, and some Nollywood actors feature in movies made in Hollywood.
Here are some Nollywood actors who have featured in Hollywood films.
Osas Ighodaro in “Where Children Play”
Ighodaro was featured in the 2015 movie “Where Children Play”alongside Grammy Award winner Macy Gray, Brian White, and Teyonah Parris.
The film was directed by BAFTA/LA Winner Leila Djansi. Where Children Play tells the story of a young woman who is forced to face her childhood demons after she had to return to her childhood home so as to care for her ailing abusive father.
Ighodaro played the role of Nia.
Jim Iyke in “And Then There was You”
Jim acted in the “And Then There was You” movie which was released in 2013. The movie had the likes of Lynn Whitfield, Garcelle Beauvais, Greg Vaughan, Leon Robinson, Kate Nauta, and Trilby Glover.
This movie tells the story of Natalie, who worked on picking up the pieces of her life after he husband left her for his other family. In doing this, she fell in love with another man, who has a secret of his own.
Iyke acted the part of Zuma.
Genevieve Nnaji in “Farming
The movie is based on the childhood of Nigerian Hollywood actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and has the likes of Kate Beckinsale, Damon Idris and Gugu Mmbatha-Raw, featuring in it.
The movie tells the story of a Nigerian boy who is ‘farmed out’ by his parents to a white British family in hopes of giving him a better future. The child, however, ended up becoming the leader of a white skinhead gang.
Stephanie Linus Okereke in “Boonville Redemption”
Linus played the role of Doris in this 2016 movie. Doris is a strong kind woman from the 2nd generation of the slave trade in America. Her parents are from Nigeria.
The movie starred Pat Boone, Diane Ladd, Edward Asner, Emily Hoffman, Nicholas Neve Shari Rigby, and Richard Tyson.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde in “Hit The Floor”
Nollywood icon Omotola made a cameo appearance in the first season of “Hit The Floor,” a VH1 popular drama series back in 2013
The actress played Akon‘s date in the fifth episode titled “Keep Away.”
The legendary actor played an Immigration officer in the 1980 war film, “The Dogs of War.” The movie was directed by John Irvin and starred Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger.
Stanley Aguzie in “Vikings”
The actor acted in “Into The Badlands,” as well as English documentary titled “Teens Who Kill showing” which aired on CBS.
The actor who is now based in the US made his Hollywood debut in the movie Hip Hop Holiday which is yet to be released.