Who Is Mike Ezuruonye ? Read His Complete Profile
FULL NAME: Mike Ezuruonye
STAGE NAME : Mike Ezuruonye
NET WORTH : $3.5 million
DATE OF BIRTH: Born on September 20, 1982
PLACE OF BIRTH : Lagos, Nigeria
OCCUPATION: Nigerian actor
MARITAL STATUS: Married
EDUCATION : He attended Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Mike Ezuruonye is a popular Nigerian Nollywood actor who has been in movie industry for decades and he is categorized among the best, decorated,most loved, respected and highest paid Nigerian actors. Mike is arguably one of the most adored actors in Nollywood today and has been doing what he knows how to do best for years and still counting. He is a veteran Nollywood actor who helped created a niche for Nigerian films and make it recognised all over the world.
Early Life , Background And Acting Career
Mike Ezuruonye was born on September 20, 1982 in Lagos . The light-skinned dude is the eldest of four siblings. The top Nollywood star received his basic education in Taraba state, Federal Government College Wukari, in the former Gongola State, And Archbishop Aggey Memorial Secondary School, Lagos State. He later obtained his degree in Accounting at Nnamdi Azikiwe University. His dream to become a professional actor originated from his early days when he was still in his primary school . He officially started writing his own scripts and working behind the camera in his early days. While he was growing up, his childhood ambition was to become close to the camera so that the whole world can see him on their TV screen. He started his journey into entertainment by writing scripts on clapper board television and working tirelessly behind the cameras. He worked as a banker prior to becoming an actor.
Mike Ezuruonye had his movie break by chance when he didn’t expect any miracle, it happened when he was buying fuel at a filling station in Lagos and was spotted by One of Nollywood’s finest movie producers – “Ruke Amata” of the Amata Dynasty , this unanticipated coincidence set him on tracks to pursue his most cherished career . But it was movie director “Dickson Iroegbu” that actually gave him his first movie break in “Broken marriage”. It was a dream come true for him because all he ever wished for all his life was to be given an opportunity like that to show case his acting gift to the entire world and he finally got that chance in his debut movie titled “Broken marriage”.
The handsome looking Nigerian actor rose to fame when he was featured in one of the bestselling Nollywood movies titled “Critical Decision”. He gained recognition so quick that even people who gave him the opportunity to act was shock because he was able to better them within a very short time. He dived into professional acting career in the year 2013 and since then , he has successfully featured in over 40 Nollywood movies in his acting career. Some of his notable movies include; Endless passion, Critical decision, Unforeseen, Occultic Kingdom, Beyond Reason to list a few. He finally earned an household name after appearing in the movie “Critical Decision” as a result of his the huge commercial success . Mike Ezuruonye is listed among the top and richest Nollywood actor today who is getting the fat cash like forever.
The Nollywood finest actor has been featured in several Nollywood movies and he has also received couple of nominations to including “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” and “Best Actor in a Leading Role” at the “Africa Movie Academy Awards” in 2008, 2009 respectively. He was also nominated for “Best actor in Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards”.
Personal Life : Wife And Son
Mike is presently married to a pretty woman named “Nkechi Nnorom” and has a son name Reynold Nkembuchim Ezuruonye . Mike Ezuruonye son, Reynold was born on October 1st, 2011 in Canada and the first born of the Ezuruonyes. Reynold is fondly referred to as “independence baby” because he shares birthday with Nigeria’s Independence Day. Just like Banky W and Adesua Etomi , Mike and Keke Nkechi Nnorom wedding was one of the classiest in the history of Nollywood. According to the ace actor, they met during the shooting of a movie in Abuja and the union was made official on the 13th of November 2010.
Mike’s wife Nkechi was a medical psychologist in Canada before she relocated to Nigeria in 2010 unknowingly to her that she will meet her future husband in Nigeria. Mike is one of the most celebrated Nollywood actors and has worked with top Nollywood producers and marketers which is one of the secrets to his success in the movie industry.
- Endless Passion (2005)
- Broken Marriage
- Beyond Reason
- Critical Decision
- Unforeseen (2005)
- Occultic Kingdom
- Desire (2008)
- Ropes of Fate (2010)
- Keep Me Alive (2008)
- Unforgivable (2014)
- The Duplex (2015)