Dayo Okeniyi is a dual citizen of Nigeria and America. He is an actor who has been in the Hollywood industry since 2010.
Dayo step into the spotlight in 2012 via the role play of Thresh in “The Hunger Games” and Danny Dyson in “Terminator Genisys”.
In this article we will show the facts surrounding his biography and net worth.
Dayo Okeniyi Profile
- Full Name: Oladayo A. Okeniyi
- Age: 32
- Nationality: Nigerian-American
- State of Origin: Lagos
- State of Residence: California
- Occupation: Actor
Dayo Okeniyi Age
Dayo Okeniyi was born on 14th of June 1988 in Jos, Plateau state. His ancestry can be traced to a Nigerian decent (paternal) and Kenyan (maternal).
Dayo together with his four siblings grew up in Lagos state and at the age of 15 he relocated to Indiana with his parents.
Dayo’s father is a retired custom officer in Nigeria while his mother is a British literature teacher.
Dayo Okeniyi Education
Dayo’s family background encourages quality education as his mum is a British literature teacher. Dayo completed his elementary and secondary education in Nigeria.
After he and his family relocated to United States of America, he attended Anderson University in Indiana for his tertiary education. In 2009 Dayo graduated and obtain a Bachelor’s degree in visual communications.
Dayo Okeniyi Career
Dayo started off his career at a local theatre and in film shorts. In 2011 Dayo starred in a short film titled “Eyes to See” and “Lions Among Men”. In 2012, Dayo starred in the movie “The Hunger Games”.
His role in this movie as “Thresh” was the career break that put him in the spotlight.
- In 2013, Dayo starred in movies such as “The Spectacular Now”, “Runner”, “Cavemen”, ” Slew Hampshire” and a TV show titled “Revolution”. In 2014, Dayo also starred in “Endless Love” as Mace.
- In 2015 Dayo made another breakthrough as he starred in the famous “Terminator Genisys” as Danny Dyson. This movie made Dayo more popular than he was.
- In 2016 Dayo starred in the movie titled “Good Kids” as Conch. In the same year till 2018, he starred in the famous series ” Shades of Blue” as Michael Loman. In 2020, he also starred in film ” Run Sweetheart Run”. Dayo’s career has opened him to other celebrities such Jennifer Lopez and many others.
Dayo Okeniyi Relationship
Dayo is currently not dating anyone that paparazzi knows of. However, his fans are waiting for the “One”.
Dayo Okeniyi Achievement
- In 2013 Dayo emerged as the winner for “Best International Actor” at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
- In 2014 at the Shockfest Film Festival, Dayo was nominated for “Best Actor” at the Best of Fest Award for the movie ” Slew Hampshire”.
Dayo Okeniyi Net Worth
Dayo’s net worth as of 2020 is estimated to be 1 million US dollars.