Biography/Profile/History Of Nollywood Actor Chet Anekwe

Chet-Anekwe Chet Anekwe is an actor and filmmaker who was born in Nigeria and raised in New York City. His work spans Hollywood, Nollywood and the New York Theater.


This African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) nominated, award winning transatlantic actor and filmmaker was born in Nigeria and raised in NYC.  His work spans Hollywood, Nollywood and New York theater.

Chet can be seen in episodes of “New Girl” on FOX.  As well as upcoming short films, “Witch Hunt” and “Castor Oil”, by award winning directors Solomon Onita and Puja Maewal.

Chet  was nominated for African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2012 – Best Actor in a Leading Role for “UNWANTED GUEST”.

Chet Anekwe WON 2012 GIAMA award for Best Actor in a Diaspora Film for “Bianca”.

Chet Anekwe WON 2012 NAFCA award for Best Actor in a Diaspora Film for Unwanted Guest

Chet has given outstanding performances in“Phat Girlz” with Monique,

He has also received many rave reviews for his theater performances.  He   He and the cast of “Real Black Men Don’t Sit Crossed Legged On The Floor” won the 2006 Viv Award for Best Ensemble cast, where the New York Times said watching Anekwe was “exciting”!

He also received rave reviews for roles such as Mark Antony in “Julius Caesar set in Africa” and Paul Bratter in “Barefoot In The Park”. Anekwe received a New York City Viv award nomination Best Actor for his portrayal of Joseph Cinque in “Chap Am So (The Amistad Victory)”.



Year Film Role Notes
2001 Sheena (TV series) Karnivan
2004 Shpionskie igry: Nelegal
Dream Job (TV series) Himself
2006 Phat Girlz Flirty Nigerian Man with Mo’Nique
30 Days (2006 film) Kene Alumona (as C.B.A.) with Genevieve Nnaji
2008 Spy Games: A Private Visit FBI Agent
Mama’s Great Love (short) Thompson Director, Writer, Executive Producer
2010 Busted Life with Ramsey Nouah, Pascal Atuma
2011 Paparazzi – Eye In The Dark Davis with Van Vicker, Bayo Akinfemi, JJ Bunny, Syr Law, Tchidi Chikere, Koby Maxwell
2011 Tobi with Jimmy Allen, Arturo Castro
2011 Unwanted Guest Ike

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1997 Winner Best Support Actor African Globe Awards (NJ), for Medea

2006 ‘VIV’ AUDELCO (NYC) Award Winner Best Ensemble for Real Black Men Don’t Sit Crossed Legged On The Floor (Collage in blues)

2011 Nollywood Film Critics Award (NAFCA): Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Diaspora, Paparazzi

2012 Nollywood Film Critics Award (NAFCA): Best Actor – Diaspora, Unwanted Guest

2012 Golden Icons Movie Academy Award (GIAMA): Best Actor – Diaspora – Bianca



1997 AUDELCO (NYC) award nominee, Best Performance in a Musical, Male for Chap Am So (The Amistad Story)

2011 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARD- NEA (NYC) award nominee, Best Actor in a short story or film (TOBI)

2012 African Movie Academy Award – AMAA (Nigeria) award nominee, BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (Unwanted Guest)




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