Wunmi Mosaku is a rising American star who graced television screens with her roles in “Lovecraft Country” and “Loki.” Here's a glimpse into the Nigerian actress' life and how she moved from country to country.
Nigerian-born actress Wunmi Mosaku is making waves in American television as both an actress and singer who stepped into fame in Great Britain.
Mosaku moved from her homeland to Manchester, UK, when she was still a baby. However, her parents, both professors, were not lucky to start a career in their new home. Her father moved back to Nigeria, while her mother started a business.
Wunmi Mosaku during the photocall for "We Own This City" during the Series Mania Festival - Day 2 on March 19, 2022 in Lille, France. | Source: Getty Images
MOSAKU'S GROWING YEARS
While studying, Mosaku's teachers observed her struggle with reading and writing, later finding out that she had dyslexia. Nevertheless, it did not hinder Mosaku from pursuing her passion for singing.
Mosaku honed her talent while growing up in the UK, partaking in the Manchester Girls Choir for 11 years. She later realized that she also wanted to be an actress, so she applied to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she graduated in 2007.
Mosaku made her way to television from theater until landing a role in the US drama series “Lovecraft Country.” Her other known productions include “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," "His House,” and “Batman v Superman.”
HER ROLE IN “LOKI'S”
Mosaku is becoming even more popular on American television with her role on Disney+'s “Loki,” where she plays the Time Variance Authority's Hunter B-15. Alongside the actress is her co-star, Tom Hiddleston, whom she has known since she was 18. In an interview, Mosaku said:
“It's fun playing someone like that because it's so different from how you're allowed to be in real life. She is completely herself and honest about how she feels. She doesn't have any social etiquette running through her and her interactions.”
The actress undoubtedly enjoyed her role and was even surprised to have her own MCS character poster. “It makes one feel official in the MCU,” she said.
Wunmi Mosaku during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival - "His House" Premiere at Library Center Theater on January 27, 2020 in Park City, Utah. | Source: Getty Images
MOSAKU BEHIND THE SCENES
Behind the scenes, Mosaku is a family woman who enjoys sewing in her free time. She also enjoys solving puzzles, assembling furniture, and maintaining a fit lifestyle by cycling.
Admittedly, the star had her fair share of discrimination stories, but she always proved that she was on the better side of the spectrum.
She draws inspiration from her husband, family, and friends when work gets exhausting. “My niece and nephew fill me with joy and hope,” she shared.
HER ROLE IN “WE OWN THIS CITY”
Mosaku is also proud to be part of the HBO miniseries “We Own This City,” where she partakes in portraying the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Task Force.
The actress brought life to Nicole Steele, a Department of Justice attorney assigned to the Civil Rights Division. She teased about the show and her character:
“Could there ever be a moment where a police officer performed their job in such a manner that you would agree with a finding he or she should be fired for abusive behavior or brutality? Could that ever happen in Baltimore?”
Mosaku is undoubtedly an actress to watch out for, not only for her talent but also for the pride she brings to her community in a time of racism. Admittedly, the star had her fair share of discrimination stories, but she always proved that she was on the better side of the spectrum.
She remains proud of her dark, flawless skin and often shares photos of herself on Instagram. Undoubtedly, Mosaku is an inspiration to many women who want to gain confidence.