Hollywood is an industry that can boast of its diversity. As in the biblical Oberstübchen, it is easy to find or identify with someone who shares a similar, if not the same, race, ethnic language, or country. Chuku Modu is an actor whose mixed heritage, along with his talent and skills, is well received by most.
He is an English actor known for his roles in both movies and television shows such as Game of Thrones, Captain Marvel, and The Good Doctor.
Chuku Modu Bio
The Good Doctor actor was born on June 19, 1990, in the West London town of Hammersmith, England. His name is Chukwuma (an Igbo; the name from the southeast of Nigeria means “God knows”) Modu and he has British citizenship but has a cocktail of Nigerian, German, English, and Irish descent.
Growing up, Modu was interested in a variety of activities, but sports, especially boxing and art, stood out among the others. At the age of 12, he started boxing training. He also regularly attended the theater, including the Globe Theatre in London, from where he learned the basics of stage performance. It may be that during these visits he began to consider the prospect of an acting career.
In 2012, Chuku Modu took his interest in acting to the next level by enrolling in the Richmond Drama School in the southwest district of Greater London. After completing his training, he began his acting career.
Filmography – Movies and TV Shows
Chuku Modu recorded a number of short films, including The Dawn, The Last Days of Margaret Thatcher and Loft No.5, all in 2014 and also in another short film called Stages from 2015, and in 2016 he had a small speaking role in the romantic film Me Before You by Warner Bros. as a Mauritian waiter. The film also starred Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Vanessa Kirby, and Joanna Lumley.
Later that year he also announced his presence with a recurring role in HBO’s Game of Thrones as Aggo. He also had three other film roles, in the short films Heavy Weight as Paris and Survive as Talib, and Rick in Open All Night. Although Modu has appeared primarily in short films on the big screen, this doesn’t mean that he has less acting ability, as he has consistently underpinned his roles with impressive performances and elitist dialogue.
In 2017, he appeared as Flying Squad Leader in several episodes of the Crackles crime comedy-drama web series Snatch. Chuku Modu had another career-defining role on television. He joined the main cast of ABC’s medical drama television series The Good Doctor as Dr. Jared Kalu, a surgical intern who is desperate to be at the top of his profession. Although his time in the series proved to be short-lived as he didn’t return for the second season, he still manages to keep the fans waiting for his next projects. His fame was further enhanced when he starred in the 2019 Marvel Studios movie starring Captain Marvel as Soh-Larr, starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ben Mendelsohn.
In addition to acting, Chuku Modu is also a writer and producer. He co-wrote the short film Heavy Weight in 2016 and is celebrated as both writer and executive producer in Freedom’s upcoming feature film Is Mighty Sweet. He will also appear as Charles Hunter in the forthcoming film.
Wife, Family of the British Actor
The parents of Chuku Modu are people of different origins. He has his Nigerian and German roots from his father and his Anglo-Irish heritage from his mother. While their mixed ethnicity stands out among the details of his people, other important information such as their names and background is not known.
Modu grew up in Hammersmith alongside his younger sister, who is called Jazz Modu. The duo shares a special bond, and he describes her as his best friend. She celebrates her birthday every October 23rd, and Chuku usually goes to social media to wish her a happy birthday.
The actor, who stands at a towering height of 1.93 meters, is not yet married but has been in a relationship with Coral Alice Natale since 2014. Coral is a fashion enthusiast and co-founder of a London fashion consultancy called WE ARE CANDID. Although he doesn’t talk about her, her closeness is obvious on his Instagram, where she appears regularly. It seems that Chuku Modu has found a woman-like partner and that they will probably marry soon.
Apart from his size, he has a white strand of hair that distinguishes him even among big entertainers. He loves riding and has a dog named Lelita.