O. T. Fagbenle

03/18/2018 – O-T Fagbenle – 2018 PaleyFest Los Angeles – Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” TV Series – Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Olatunde Olateju Oladorun Fagbenle (Yoruba: Ọlátúndé Ọlátẹ́jú Ọláọlọ́run Fágbénlé)

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 22 January, 1980

*father – Yoruba Nigerian
*mother – English, Irish

O. T. Fagbenle is a British actor, writer, director, and musician. His roles include the films I Could Never Be Your Woman, Radio Cape Cod, and Black Widow (2021), and the series Grownups, FM, Thorne, Looking, The Interceptor, The Five, The Handmaid’s Tale, The First Lady, as Barack Obama; and WeCrashed.

His father, Tunde Fagbenle, is a Nigerian journalist. His mother, Ally Bedford, is British, and has English, Irish, or Anglo-Irish, ancestry. He was raised partly in Spain. He is a brother of film producer and entrepreneur Luti Fagbenle, artist, director, and producer Daps, and WNBA player and Olympian Temi Fagbenle.

His first name Ọlátúndé means “honour returns” or “honour is restored” in Yoruba. His middle names Ọlátẹ́jú and Ọláọlọ́run mean “honour is clear” and “the wealth/honour of God,” respectively. The name Fágbénlé means “Ifa [the Yoruba oracle] makes me triumph.”

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