Ngo Okafor: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies
Ngoli Onyeka Okafor (born December 30, 1974, in Framingham, Massachusetts, United States) is an American-born Nigerian actor, retired boxer and model who is arguably the internet’s most downloaded black male model.
Early life and education
Born in Framingham, United States, Ngo is a native of Anambra State, Nigeria born as the second child to a middle-class family. After completing his basic and secondary school education in Enugu, Nigeria, he proceeded to the University of Connecticut, U.S in 1994 where he studied Computer Science before he got employed with the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
After losing his job as an I.T specialist at the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Ngo took to modelling and has since gone on to be featured on cover pages of notable magazines like Fortune, Vogue, W, ESPN Magazine and The Souce.
Ngo’s boxing career began in October 2005 at the age of 31 after he developed interest in the sport while doing simple workouts at a boxing gym. He participated and won two back-to-back Golden Gloves Championships in 2008 and 2009.
Ngo began acting after being involved with T.V commercials and has gone on to star in movies, soaps and television series including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, One Life to Live and Oxford Gardens.
- Phat Girlz (2006)
- Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (2011)
- A Dog Named Gary (2012)
- True Story (2015)
- Oxford Gardens (2015)
- One Life to Live (2006)
- Six Degrees (2007)
- Kings (2009)
- CollegeHumor Originals (2011)
- The Six (2011)
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2012)
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2018)