A British actress Ann Akinjirin is a professional since 2006 but it was nearly a decade later when international fame embraced her. The credit goes to her role as Bobbi Kennedy in the Marvel superhero-based miniseries Moon Knight (2022).
The actress of Nigerian descent made her debut in the soap opera EastEnders and later earned herself on-screen time in Trigonometry (2020), I May Destroy You (2020), and Beforeigners (2021). Not to mention, she has an experience in theoretical works; Ann was an Artistic Director of Harts until 2020- had launched it herself in 2010.
Nationality and Ethnicity of ‘C.B. Strike’ Actress Ann Akinjirin- What’s Her Age?
Akinjirin is a British by nationality but comes of Nigerian descent. Reportedly, her parents were immigrants from Nigeria though further detail on her family background is low-key.
The Moon Knight actress was born in London on May 28, 1981. As of early 2022, Akinjirin is 40 years old. Her height is 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm). She goes by the nickname Skywalker.
Stage Works- Launched ‘Harts’
In 2010, Ann set up her own theater company called Harts; even more, she served as its Artistic Director until 2020. Throughout her active stage career, she worked on many theatrical productions: Street Opera, Blind, Protozoa, Trying to Find Me, and Asara and The Sea-Monstress.
Even more, the British actress served as the writer and director for Vintage Star productions Normal? (2014), Love Me Not! and Conversations With Love. In fact, her work in ‘Conversations With Love’ won a BEFTA for Best Writer in 2011.
TV Projects Of Ann Akinjirin
In 2006, Akinjirin made her on-screen debut in a minor role in EastEnders (2006-14, 3 episodes), but earned subtle recognition as a guest cast in Law & Order: UK in 2013. Then, she worked on various TV series like Give Out Girls, The Delivery Man, Humans, The Javone Prince Show, Cold Feet, Crackanory, Electric Dreams, and The Rook.
From 2018 to 2020, the British actress was in a recurring role in C.B. Strike. In 2020, Ann portrayed the role of Dee in Trigonometry. The same year, she made notable TV appearances in I May Destroy You, The Salisbury Poisonings, and Brave New World.
Afterward, Ann Akinjirin got the role of Precious in the crime-drama series Beforeigners (2021) co-starring Krista Kosonen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Nader Khademi, among others.
What Role She Played In ‘Moon Knight’?
The year 2022 came filled with crackers of international recognition for Ann. She earned her first-ever MCU-based project; she portrayed Bobbi Kennedy in Moon Knight. Her character is a British police officer and follower of Harrow’s cult.
It stars Oscar Issac as dual split personality Marc Spector / Moon Knight and Steven Grant / Mr. Knight. Other casts include May Calamawy (as Layla El-Faouly, wife of Marc) and Ethan Hawke (as Arthur Harrow).
During an interview with Variety, Ann expressed her gratitude to be a part of the MCU project. Moreover, as per the actress, earlier people expected her to be in Wakanda (of ‘Black Panther’) since she has a shaved head.
#MoonKnight actress Ann Akinjirin says people expected her to end up in Wakanda, but she’s happy to be in another part of the MCU: “I love that they don’t shove all the dark-skinned, shaved head people into that one” https://t.co/FIzrd2YAML pic.twitter.com/yR9fZD9Pk4
— Variety (@Variety) March 23, 2022
The Disney+ web series premiered on March 20, 2022. The Moon Knight is a 6-episode TV mini-series with its concluding episode on May 4, 2022.
Is Ann Akinjirin Married Or Dating?
Akinjirin keeps aspects of her personal life including family and relationship low-key. The ‘I May Destroy You’ actress is yet to confirm if she is married or is dating recently.
Not to mention, she has befriended with many film & TV actors over these years. However, her official romantic relationship was with none. Additionally, she never had a record of dating history or boyfriend. As a result, many sources alleged her single as of now.
Ann has an Instagram account that goes by @annakinjirin; the account came in existence during premiere on Moon Knight in March 2022.
Net Worth In 2022- How Rich Is Ann Akinjirin?
As of 2022, Akinjirin’s fortune could be in the 6-digit figure; sources alleged her net worth to be around $200,000.
Active in the TV industry since 2006, Ann not only earned from TV ventures but from stage productions as well. She ran her own stage production company Harts & was its Director until 2020. Moreover, the Beforeigners actress wrote & produced productions at Roundhouse, Hackney Empire and Bunker Theatre.
Also, she was a director at Deafinitely Theatre and National Youth Theatre.
Amongs nearly 30 acting credits, the TV mini-series Moon Knight saw her fame in another level. And not to forget, a considerable payroll too, around tens of thousand dollars an episode. The salary of an artistic director in the US is $51,803 per year on average.