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Nikki Amuka-Bird should not sound a strange name to the stage play lovers. Yes, she is none other than a former stage performer who has already been a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Nikki has done shows like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, and The Servant of Two Masters.
Nikki Amuka-Bird stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters).
She was born in Nigeria but grew up in the Uk and Antigua.
She was raised by her single mother, Patricia, who was initially married to Sam Amuka-Bird. Both of her parents were journalists.
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However, her parents soon divorced, and she moved to England with her mother.
Besides that, she has seven half-siblings. She has a half brother Amiku who lives in the UK with her.
As for her education, Nikki went to Frensham Heights in Surrey.
Nikki Amuka-Bird was previously married to British actor; Geoffrey Streatfeild. The pair had first met when Nikki was on tour with RSC (The Royal Shakespeare Company in Japan.
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They shared their wedding vows in September 2003. But, their marital bond could not last long and the two filed for the divorce in 2009.
Nikki Amuka-Bird has made a significant contribution to the entertainment industry by trying different roles in both movies and Television.
Her movie credits include forgive and Forget(2000), Almost Heaven (2005), Cargo (2006), Five Days: Revised Final Episode (2007), The Dissapeared (2008), Coriolanus (2011), The House and Everything (2013) and many more.
Likewise, she is also a renowned personality in the television world has played several roles in TV shows like The Bill (199), Doctors (2000), NCS Manhunt (2002), Canterbury Tales (2003), Bad Girls (2003 -2004), Afterlife (2005), The Line Of Beauty (2006), Five Days (2007), Tourchwood (2008), Silent Witness (2005-2010), Luther (2010-2013), Lovesick (2014), Inside No. 9 (2015), NW (2016), Doctor Who (2017), To provide All People (2018) and Gold Digger (2019).
As of 2020, she is set as a lead opposite Hugh Laurie, Zac Woods, Suzy Nakamura, Rebecca Front, and Josh Gad in Armando Iannucci’s HBO space comedy pilot Avenue 5.
Nikki Amuka-Bird in the series Luther alongside with her fellow actors (Photo: screenrant.com)
- Niki as a child was a very passionate dancer. But she had to abandon her dancing aspirations after suffering a back injury
- She has starred as Eurydice in Moira Buffini’s Welcome to Thebes at the Royal National Theatre in 2010.
- She was nominated for the best actress in 2017, BAFTA Television Awards.