Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Writer Author and Producer Eme Ikwuakor on ActorsE Chat

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Today on ActorsE Chat amazing author, writer, and producer Eme Ikwuakor will be on set to discuss his upcoming projects as well as his time in Hollywood.  He has been acting for many years and has amazing insight to bring to the table on set today!

Eme Ikwuakor is an actor/writer/producer/director, currently recurring as the Black Ops Commander on the new television series Extant. He is also featured in two upcoming independent films: My Favorite Five, a romantic comedy directed by Paul D Hannah; and Looking for Lions, a crime thriller directed by Bradley Ragland. A triplet, Ikwuakor was born In Wheatridge, Colorado, the son of Nigerian parents (his father is a college professor in Nigeria). Attending the University of Colorado on a track and field scholarship, he was considering a sports marketing major until a college advisor recommended an acting course. Ikwuakor signed up and was quickly cast in the part of Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. It became a life-changing experience. Always fascinated by history and African-American rights issues, Ikwuakor then became heavily involved in the Interactive Theater Project in Colorado, a professional acting troupe that specialized in theater for social change. This experience became a great influence on his career goals. During this period, he was cast in Ink, the critically-acclaimed, locally produced, independent science fiction feature that won Best Colorado Film at the 2009 Denver Film Critics Society awards and was considered "one of the best films of 2009. (JoBlo)" This positive experience taught Ikwuakor a great deal about how to independently produce projects, market and take chances. Arriving in Los Angeles after college graduation with a B.F.A in Performance Theater, Ikwuakor took a series of jobs to support his acting and producing ambitions. His life changing project, Chance, was a short dramatic film, which he wrote, produced, co-directed and starred in. Its insight encouraged him to drop his day job of three years and focus entirely on his acting career. Since then, he has never been busier. Ikwuakor's television series credits include Outlaw, Love Bites, Victorious, The Comeback, Silicon Valley, Castle, Hawaii Five-O and We Are Angels. In addition to Ink, he has been featured in the films The New Republic, Murder in the Dark and Not Safe for Work. He continues to work actively for social change. His latest endeavor, Project One Smile, will determine how far one smile can change the world.

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