These Kenyan actors and actresses are putting the 254 on the world map, and their achievements should inspire us all to pursue our interests.
Check out my list of Kenyans shinning in Hollywood.
1. Benjamin Ochieng’
Benjamin Ochieng’ is a big name in Hollywood who was featured in many Hollywood movies like X-Files, where he speaks Kiswahili. He has also appeared in the movie Tears of the Sun (2003), God’s Not Dead (2014) and Beautifully Broken (2017).
2. Mary Oyaya
Mary is a Kenyan born actress who has been featured in Star Wars. Her role as the Mirialan Jedi Master Luminara Unduli in the Sci-Fi series got many clapping for her outstanding performance.
She has been relentlessly pursuing her goal to become an international and worldwide actress.
3. Lupita Nyong’o
Oscar winner Lupita gained popularity in 2013 after starring in the feature film historical drama 12 Years A Slave, where she played the role of Patsy
Lupita is also known for some of her roles in ‘Black Panther’ and her latest horror movie ‘US’.
4. Eddie Gathegi
Eddie Gathegi, a Kenyan born citizen, is known for his big role in Twilight Saga where he acted as a vampire. He has also been featured in roles in CSI Miami, Death Sentence and Blacklist.
5. Charles Gitonga Maina
Charles Gitonga Maina is a Kenyan-born actor best known for his co-starring role in The Air Up There. He acts as ‘Saleh’, a basketballer who leads his team to victory.
6. Raymond Ofula
Raymond Ofula has been on screen for more than 3 decades. Some of the International films he had had roles in include Tomb Raider 2 which he has acted alongside famous Hollywood stars like Angelina Jolie.
Aside from that he has also been Kenya films like Makutano junction and Mali.