Who is Greta Oniegou?
Greta Adah Oniegou was born under the zodiac sign of Pisces on 14 March 1991, in Saint Petersburg, Russia; she holds both Russian and Canadian nationality, and her ethnicity is of mixed Russian and Nigerian descent. She’s an actress with over 15 credits to her name, perhaps known best for her role as Layla Keating in the series “All American”, also starring Michael Evans Behling, Daniel Ezra and Samantha Logan.
Early life and education
Although Greta was born in Russia, her family moved to Toronto, Canada when she was five years old, where she was raised by her parents, whose names and occupations she hasn’t revealed; nor has she hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, so it’s assumed that she’s an only child.
It’s known that her father is a Nigerian native, while her mother is from Russia, and Greta is fluent in both Russian and English.
She attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2009, she didn’t enroll at college but decided to pursue her acting career.
Roles in movies
Greta made her acting debut portraying Tammy in the 2005 movie “Fever Pitch”, acting alongside Drew Barrymore, Jason Spevack and Jimmy Fallon, in this romantic comedy drama, which had nine award nominations, and although it hasn’t won any, it was well accepted by the public.
In 2009, she was cast to play Sara in “Victoria Day”, followed by her role as CKW Junior in “Miss Sloane in 2016, acting alongside Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessica Chastain, and then in the following year she portrayed Angie Wagner in “Undercover Grandpa”, starring alongside Dylan Everett and James Caan, her most recent role on the big screen.
Roles in series
Greta made her first appearance on television in 2006, portraying Sirina in the series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, followed by her role as Tina in an episode of the series “Naturally, Sadie”, and then she made an appearance in “Overruled!” before she was cast to play one of her most notable roles as Soraya in the Canadian family drama “Heartland”, acting alongside Shaun Johnston, Michelle Morgan and Amber Marshall; the series had 64 award nominations and won 27.
In 2015, Greta was seen portraying Aly in “Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters”, starring alongside Aislinn Paul and Henry Zebrowski, followed by her appearances in “Ransom”, “Murdoch Mysteries”, “Frankie Drake Mysteries”, and “Workin’ Moms”.
In the following years, she acted in an episode of “Imposters” and “Anne with an E”, before she was cast to play Layla Keating in “All American”, a sports drama which follows the story about a high school football player from Los Angeles’ South Central, who was recruited to play for Beverly Hills High School, and is inspired by the true life story of the National Football League (NFL) Superbowl Champion, Spencer Paysinger; the series had four award nominations and won one, premiering in 2018, and now in 2022, fans can enjoy in the fourth season of the series.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors about Greta’s love life, however, she prefers to keep her private life away from the media’s attention. She hasn’t spoken about any person whom she has been with, but it’s assumed that her sexual orientation is straight.
Some rumors were saying that she is in a secret relationship with her fellow actor from the series “All American” Daniel Ezra, however, both stated that they are just close friends and colleagues.
As of January 2022, Greta seems to be single, she hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
When she was younger, Greta did rhythmic gymnastics with Alexandra Orlando, who represented Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games, in Beijing, China but eventually she focused on acting, and today keeps her body in shape working out three to four times per a week at the gym.
She also likes swimming, and outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and simply enjoying scenic views.
One of her favorite hobbies is traveling, and thanks to her acting career she’s visited a couple of US states, and for the pleasure has traveled around the world; her favorite travel destination is Westpunt, Curacao, an island in the Caribbean Sea, while she dreams of visiting Rome, Italy.
Greta is active on social media platforms – her Instagram account has been followed by over a million people, while her Twitter profile, established in June 2011, is today followed by over 10,000 people; she has a Facebook page, which has been followed by over 1,000 of her fans, on which she mostly posts updates about her work, photos from her everyday life, and her travels.
She launched her eponymous YouTube channel on 12 January 2019, which has gained over 400,000 subscribers; Greta posts new videos every Tuesday, and all combined have amassed nearly 15 million views; her most viewed is “VEGAN BAKING WITH DANIEL EZRA” uploaded on 26 November 2019, has been viewed nearly three million times, while it has no dislike and over 100,000 likes.
In her spare time, she likes to hang out with her friends, listen to music, or watch movies; her favorite singers are Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles and Adele, while her favorite actors are Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hollan, and Chris Evans. Speaking about her idols and favorite actresses, they are Emma Watson, Keira Knightley, and Zendaya, while her favorite movies are “Dune”, “Pieces of a Woman”, “Gifted”, and “Little Women”.
Greta is an animal lover, with dogs being her favorite; she’s shared numerous photos of various kinds of animals on her Instagram, and with her fans that she’s sad because she can’t have a pet, as she’s quite busy with her job.
Age, height, and net worth
Greta is 30 years old, with long, dark brown hair and dark brown eyes; she weighs around 132lbs (60kgs) and is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-25-36.
As of January 2022, her net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million.