|Education|| University of Evansville (BFA)|
University of California, San Diego (MFA)
Toby Onwumere // ( listen ) (born February 1, 1990) is a Nigerian and American actor known for the role of Capheus in the second season of the Netflix original series Sense8 .
Onwumere was born in Nigeria, and raised in Mansfield, Texas. Before being cast in Sense8, Onwumere graduated from University of California, San Diego's graduate acting program with an MFA. [ citation needed ]He completed his undergraduate acting training at the University of Evansville in Indiana.
Onwumere has appeared on stage with Santa Cruz Shakespeare where he played Macduff in Macbeth and Cleton in The Liar. He also appeared in the previous incarnation of the festival; Shakespeare Santa Cruz where he played in The Taming of the Shrew and Henry V .
Onwumere replaced British actor Aml Ameen, who played the role of Capheus in the first season of the series Sense8 , created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski.Onwumere made his debut as Capheus on the December 2016 Christmas special of Sense8. He also played Kai, a war correspondent and love interest of Jamal Lyon in the fifth season of Empire . Onwumere reunited with Lana Wachowski in the fourth installment of The Matrix film series in 2022.
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Joseph Michael Straczynski is an American filmmaker and comic book writer. He is the founder of Synthetic Worlds Ltd. and Studio JMS and is best known as the creator of the science fiction television series Babylon 5 (1993–1998) and its spinoff Crusade (1999), as well as the series Jeremiah (2002–2004) and Sense8 (2015–2018). He is also the executor of the estate of Harlan Ellison.
The Matrix Revolutions is a 2003 American science fiction action film written and directed by the Wachowskis. It is the third installment in The Matrix film series, released six months following The Matrix Reloaded. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett Smith, Monica Bellucci, Lambert Wilson, and Mary Alice who replaces Gloria Foster as the Oracle following her death in 2001.
Tom Tykwer is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, and composer. He is best known internationally for directing the thriller films Run Lola Run (1998), Heaven (2002), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), and The International (2009). He collaborated with The Wachowskis as co-director for the science fiction film Cloud Atlas (2012) and the Netflix series Sense8 (2015–2018), and worked on the score for Lana Wachowski's The Matrix Resurrections (2021). Tykwer is also well known as the co-creator of the internationally acclaimed German television series Babylon Berlin (2017–).
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Aml Eysan Ameen is a British actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his roles as Trevor (Trife) in Kidulthood (2006), Lewis Hardy in the ITV television series The Bill, Capheus in the first season of the Netflix original series Sense8, and Alby in The Maze Runner (2014).
Max Riemelt is a German actor, known internationally for playing Wolfgang Bogdanow in the Netflix series Sense8. In Germany, he is known for many years of television and cinema both acting and directing.
Jamie Clayton is an American actress and model. Clayton is best known for starring as Nomi Marks in the Netflix original series Sense8, Sasha Booker in the third season of Designated Survivor and Tess Van De Berg in Showtime's The L Word: Generation Q. She portrays Pinhead in the 2022 Hellraiser film.
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Sense8 is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski for Netflix. The production companies behind Sense8 include the Wachowskis' Anarchos Productions, Straczynski's Studio JMS, and Georgeville Television, with Unpronounceable Productions having been set up specifically for this show.
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