Award winning British actress, Chizzy Akudolu has been making us laugh, cry and taking us on a journey on the small screen for the past two decades. As a comedy actress she has made appearances in every type of show from theatre to children’s television and is a hugely versatile actress. At events, Chizzy combines her engaging stage presence, on screen confidence and signature humour for a memorable after dinner speech, sharing anecdotes from her successful career to date.
Best known for her role as Mo Effanga in BBC’s Holby City, Chizzy was a regular star on the soap between 2012 and 2019. Throughout her time on the programme she was credited with handling a range of complex and emotionally sensitive storylines with aplomb. Not limited to the soap, Chizzy was also popular with fans of Campus, Dead Set and Death in Paradise, appealing to a range of audiences from teen series to dark adult dramas. Equally prominent on children’s TV, Chizzy’s endless enthusiasm and playful character lends itself to creating engaging content for younger audiences, as was seen in CBeebies in Gigglebiz and CBBC in Jinx.
Destined to become a performer, Chizzy got her break into the industry in 2002 as part of the BBC Talent Initiative. One of only eight other comics to be selected, Chizzy showcased her natural humour and acting abilities in The Urban Showcase in front of a panel of BBC directors and producers. Enamoured with her personality and talent, she was quickly snapped up for a number of opportunities with the broadcasting giant, including: 15 Storeys High, Eastenders and Stupid!
Having been a prominent actress in British television for the past two decades, Chizzy has collected a number of impressive awards in recognition for her dedication to the industry. For her time in Holby City, Chizzy won the Best Newcomer Award at the Black International Film Festival and Music Video & Screen Awards. Additionally, she went on to win Best Actress at the BEFFTA Awards. As an instantly recognisable actress, Chizzy Akudolu can add the wow factor to your occasion. With humour, experience and talent, Chizzy is the complete package to make an entertaining and impressive after dinner speech at you event.
How to hire Chizzy Akudolu
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