CHARACTERISTICS: Comical, Confident, Conversational, Cool, Friendly, Reassuring, Unique, Upbeat, Urban, Warm
Award winning actor Chizzy Akudolu has become the recognisable face of Mo Effanga on Holby City. The hospital drama is Chizzy’s current and most successful TV credit to date, playing a Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgeon. Her portrayal has been very well received, leading to two Awards and a nomination for Best Newcomer at the NTA’s.
Chizzy has previously appeared in Eastenders, Dead Set and as the unconventional Fairy Godmother, Cookie in Jinx.
Having gained a degree in Criminology, Chizzy turned back to her first love: acting. In 2002, she entered an initiative called BBC Talent, in which they were auditioning for comic performers and writers. This led to The Urban Sketch Show, a showcase performed at the Tabernacle Theatre.
Her first TV credit came soon after, a small role in 15 Storeys High for the BBC. More credits soon followed, including a cameo in the critically acclaimed, In The Loop and The Inbetweeners. She also gained major recognition during her three-month tour of The Vagina Monologues.
Chizzy is also a writer, having had 2 staged readings of her debut play, The Rec Room at Soho Theatre. She has also written and produced two short films, …LIFE’S A BITCH’ and …5 MINUTES’, under her company name, Don’t Give Up Your Day Job Productions. Currently in development are a sitcom pilot and a feature film.
A skilled calligrapher and martial artist to boot, there’s much more to Chizzy than meets the eye.
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