Who is Toheeb Jimoh?
Toheeb is an English actor, probably best known to the world as Sam Obisanya in the TV series “Ted Lasso” (2020-2023), and as Anthony Walker in the television movie “Anthony” (2020), among several other roles he has secured so far in his young career.
Toheeb Jimoh Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Toheeb Jimoh was born on 15 April 1997 in London, England. Of Nigerian ancestry, he hasn’t revealed much information about his parents including their names, and family on the whole, so whether he has any siblings or not.
For his education, he attended The Norwood School, where he realized his interest in acting. After matriculation, he took admission to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and during his time there, studied different performing arts, including acting, dancing and singing. He is yet to obtain his performing arts degree.
Toheeb started his acting career in 2015, when he made his debut in the short drama film “Lia”, about a girl living with sickle cell disease, confined to home by her overprotective mother, but one day she stays out with her friends, which causes her some health troubles; it starred Lorena Andrea, Cara Emmanuel and Roxanne Hellevik, while the film was written and directed by Ethosheia Hylton.
He returned in front of the camera four years later, with the part of Leshae Hobbs in the TV mystery crime-drama series “London Kills”, which follows the detectives of an elite murder investigation squad in London, created by Paul Marquess, and starring Hugo Speer, Sharon Small, and Bailey Patrick.
The same year, Toheeb joined the main cast of the Amazon original TV sci-fi drama series “The Feed” as Marcus, about a brain implant invention that falls into the wrong hands, starring Guy Burnet, David Thewlis, and Michelle Fairley. He appeared in seven out of 10 episodes of the critically acclaimed series before it was canceled.
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Rise to Stardom
In 2020, Toheeb made his breakthrough with the role of Anthony Walker, the victim of racism in the biopic “Anthony”. The film is about black teenager Anthony Walker, who was murdered in July 2005 by two white men in an unprovoked racist attack in a Liverpool park. At just 18 years old, Anthony was a talented young man, and the film tells the story of how his life might have turned out. Written by Jimmy McGovern and directed by Terry, the film also starred Richard Osman and Julia Brown, and won a BAFTA and several other awards, while Toheeb was widely praised for his performance.
The role of Anthony launched him to stardom, and he continued his career in stunning fashion. He secured the role of Sam Obisanya, one of the lead characters in the sports comedy-drama series “Ted Lasso”, co-starring Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Brett Goldstein, Nick Mohammed, Hannah Waddingham and many others. His character is a young Nigerian right back, who later starts playing as a right winger for the fictional English Premiere League soccer team AFC Richmond. At first, Sam is neglected by his teammates and considered an outsider, but as the series develops, his role in the team improves, and he becomes one of the better players; Toheeb received Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and was also nominated for the Hollywood Critics Association Television Award in the category for Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy, while he and the rest of the stars received Screen Actors Guild Award nominations in 2021 and 2022, winning the latter.
This is not everything, as Sam won the Pena de Prata award in the category for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series, which he shared with Annette Badland, Kola Bokinni, Phil Dunster, Jason Sudeikis, and other stars of the series.
To speak further of his accomplishments, Toheeb appeared in Wes Andersen’s BAFTA-nominated romantic comedy-drama film “The French Dispatch” (2021), with Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody, and Tilda Swinton in the lead roles, which tells the story of a dissolving magazine and its editor-in-chief Arthur Howitzer Jr., who tries to assemble the best journalists loyal to the magazine for the final issue.
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— Apple TV+ (@AppleTVPlus) July 12, 2022
Moreover, Toheeb is currently working on the upcoming TV fantasy drama series “The Power”, about a group of teenage girls who mysteriously develop a special power that allows them to electrocute people at will, also starring Toni Collette, Ria Zmitrowicz and Halle Bush. His character, Tunde, is an aspiring video journalist with big dreams.
The series is currently in post-production, and according to reports, it’s scheduled to premiere on 31 March 2023.
In addition to his rising screen career, Toheeb has made a few on-stage appearances. During his Guildhall School of Drama, he appeared in numerous local and school plays. However, he’s made his foray into professional theater acting with a role in Shakespeare’s play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, performed at the Sheffield Crucible, while in 2020, he was one of six performers in the Almeida Theatre’s Christmas Play “Nine Lessons and Carols” – this was the theatre’s first production following the London’s COVID-19 lockdown.
According to authoritative sources, Toheeb Jimoh’s net worth is estimated at $350,000, as of early 2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Girlfriend, Single?
Toheeb doesn’t like sharing much from his personal life. Although active on social media, especially Instagram, he’s is very secretive about his private life, and so there’s no reliable information on his dating life. However, some sources have put him on the singles side, as he seems primarily focused on his rising career.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Toheeb Jimoh has black hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), while he weighs approximately 135lbs (62kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, while he has an athletic figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Toheeb is interested in music outside of acting, and has showcased his singing talents in the soundtrack of the series “Ted Lasso”. He writes poetry but is quite secretive about his authored work.
Toheeb works closely with the Anthony Walker foundation, which is focused on safeguarding people against racism.