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Zack Orji

Date of Birth | October 10, 1960 (61 years)


Zack Orji is a Nigerian Actor, Producer and Director. He made his acting debut in the 1991 Igbo Language film, “Unforgivable Sin”. In 2013, Orji featured in Biyi Bandele’s film, “Half of a Yellow Sun”, based on Chimamanda Adichie’s novel of the same name. In 2017, Orji starred in Kunle Afolayan’s film, “The Bridge”.

Born Zachee Ama Orji in Libreville, Gabon. Orji grew up living in Cameroon, Benin Republic and Togo. He is an alumnus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

From his debut in 1991 to mid 2000’s, Orji starred in films such as: “Blood Money”, “True Confession”, “Deadly Affairs 2”, “Witches”, “Diamond Ring 2”, “Identity”, “Amadas”, “Heritage”, “Hatred”, “Born Again”, “Mothering Sunday”, “Fire Dancer”, “Gone Forever”, “Submission”, “Last Warning”, “Oga and His Boys”, “Things Men Do”, “Worst Marriage”, “Unfaithful”, “Official Romance”, “House Party”, “Chameleon”, “Falling Apart”, “Red Hot”, “All My Life”, “Women’s Cot”, “Games Women Play”, “Power Must Change Hands”, “Before Sunrise”, “Joy of A Mother”, “Cross of Agony”, “The Mortal Man”, “Cry of A Virgin”, “True Lies”, “Corporate Runs”, “House of Doom”, “Pains of Womanhood” and “The Warriors”. In 2002, Orji produced and directed the film, “Tenterhooks”.
In 2013, Orji featured in Biyi Bandele’s film, Half of a Yellow Sun. In 2015, he starred in Frank Rajah Arase’s “Scars”; and the TV drama series, “Casino”. In 2016, he starred in Patience Oghre Imobhio’s “3 Wisemen”. In 2017 Orji starred in Ike Nnabue’s “Sink or Swim: The Perilious Journey”; Moses Eskor’s “Bridge of No Return”; Kunle Afolayan’s “The Bridge”; Ufuoma McDermott’s “Christmas is Coming”; and Awal Abdulfatai Rahmat’s “Descent”. Orji’s other notable works includes: Mathias Obahiagbon’s “St. Mary” (2014); Ubaka Joseph Ugochukwu and Norbert Ajaegbu’s “Mama Africa” (2014); Dare Fasasi’s “Head Gone” (2014); and Vincent Chukwudubem’s “Zonal Leader” (2017).

Orji is married to Actress, Ngozi Orji. Together they have 3 children.