Nikki Amuka-Bird

Last updated on the 28 March 2024 by Maeve

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Mini Biography

Born: 27 February 1976, Delta State, Nigeria. 

Nikki Amuka-Bird spent her early years in Nigeria before moving to the United Kingdom with her family at the age of nine.

Amuka-Bird’s passion for acting blossomed during her time at the esteemed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. She graduated from RADA in 2000, equipped with a strong foundation and ready to embark on her professional acting journey.

Throughout her impressive career, Amuka-Bird has amassed a number of notable achievements and career highlights. She has showcased her versatility by excelling in various mediums, including theatre, television, and film. Amuka-Bird’s stage performances have garnered critical acclaim, earning her nominations for prestigious awards such as the Laurence Olivier Award. Her exceptional talent has led her to collaborate with renowned theatre companies like the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

Amuka-Bird’s television career has been equally impressive. She has appeared in a wide range of popular series, captivating audiences with her powerful portrayals. Notable television credits include her roles in “Survivors”, “Luther” and “NW.” Amuka-Bird has also made appearances in prominent international television dramas such as “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” and “Torchwood”.


Suggested viewing


NW (2016)

NW (2016) poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.0

“NW” is based on the compelling novel by Zadie Smith that delves into the lives of individuals residing in the diverse neighborhood of northwest London. Through intertwining narratives, it explores themes of identity, class, and the struggles faced by its characters as they navigate personal aspirations and the complexities of urban life.

Top cast: Nikki Amuka-Bird, Phoebe Fox, Richie Campbell, O.T. Fagbenle, Ronke Adekoluejo, James MacCallum, Rudi Dharmalingam, Rosalind Eleazar.

Survivors (2005)

Survivors poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.9

“Survivors” is a British post-apocalyptic drama series that follows a group of diverse individuals who survive a deadly virus that wipes out most of humanity. As they traverse a world devoid of society, they must confront the challenges of rebuilding their lives, forming new alliances, and facing the darkest aspects of human nature.

Top cast: Julie Graham, Max Beesley, Paterson Joseph, Zoë Tapper, Phillip Rhys, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Shaun Dingwall, Freema Agyeman.

Luther (2010)

Luther poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.4

“Luther” is a gripping British crime drama centered around the brilliant but troubled detective, John Luther. As he navigates the dark and violent underbelly of London, Luther’s relentless pursuit of justice often pushes him to the edge. With his unconventional methods, he tackles heinous crimes while battling his own personal demons.

Top cast: Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Paul McGann, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Nikki Amuka-Bird (S3-S4).

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