Alex Lanipekun is a British actor best known for his performances in Blitz, Dead Europe, Twenty8k, Second Coming and Killing Jesus. He is also known as the Fourth Angel star and his performance as Ben Kaplan in BBC drama Spooks. He was born on April 7, 1981 in London. His parents were divorced when he was four years old. He also performed on television. His father was Nigerian and other was half-Italian and half-English. Thus he belonged to mixed ethnicity. By profession his mother worked as a music teacher in a secondary school. He had a younger sister who went to live with his father and stepmother in South London. Alex was raised by his mother in North London.
Alex Lanipekun Education Details
Alex completed his schooling from Crowland Junior School, St Aidan’s Primary School and later on, Rokesly Junior School. He received a budgetary grant for studying at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham, West Sussex. He graduated from Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham and went to Westminster College. He completed college with BSc degree in Anthology from University College London and later went on to study acting at the renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Alex performed passionately since his school days and from the age of 13 years. He got an opportunity to work at the National Youth Music Theatre and at 17 years he became a member of the National Youth Theatre. Alex had considered acting for his career at the age of 17. He fulfilled the role of Leroy The Boxer in the movie, Bugsy Malone. He also had his band ONE and began their Ione collection Onederful World in 2001. He made his name on TV with his performances in shows like Beautiful People, Being Human, The Borgias, Homeland and others. He made his film debut in 2001 with the spy drama MI-5 in 2007.
Alex Lanipekun Career Details
His career and personal life has no controversy till date. He was a member of the Hip-Hop Collective ‘ONE’ assigned by MOBO for an award. He received Carleton Hobbs Award in 2007 and 2010.
One of his remarkable stage performances can be observed in his role of Laertes in Nicholas Hytner’s making of Hamlet at the National Theater. This production was supposed to received the Evening Standard and Olivier Awards. He also performed in the first series of Death in Paradise.
Alex Lanipekun Dating History
Alex started dating his girlfriend Nathalie Emmanuel after meeting her on the set of 2018 film, Run. Nathalie was well known for her role of Missandei in Game of Thrones. The couple attended 2018 Wimbledon Championships and at this time their romance became known. His net worth is estimated to cross the six figure while his girlfriend’s fortune is reported to be of $1 million. They were also spotted to walk hand in hand at the Ischia Film Festival and eventually stole headlines after their beach date. But the couple did not officially confirm their romance. Previous to Nathalie, he dated Oona Chaplin after meeting on the set of MI-5. However their relationship lasted for two years.
Alex Lanipekun Body Measurements
Alex has an athletic built with dark brown eyes and dark hair. He stands 6 feet 1 inch tall.
Alex Lanipekun Social Media Presence
He is not active in social media platforms.