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Oluniké Adeliyi


B: January 5, 1977 in Toronto, Ontario

Oluniké Adeliyi was born in Toronto and raised in St. Anne’s, Jamaica and Brampton, Canada. She got the acting bug at a very young age after being cast as the Artful Dodger in her middle school play Oliver Twist. She studied her craft at The Canadian Academy of Method Acting and continued her studies at the Professional Actors Lab working with one of Canada’s well-known artistic directors, David Rotenberg. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, she has performed in theatres throughout Canada and the U.S., playing leading roles in Blue Window, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Children’s Hour, Jitney and Michael Cristofer’s The Shadow Box. A multi-talented performer, she is also an accomplished dancer who has toured for major international recording artists including Shaggy, George Clinton and other renowned musicians. Her other stage performances include The Marriage of Anansewa by Efua Sutherland, Wedding Band, by award winning playwright Alice Childress, where she starred as Julia Augustine and as Fatumata in How To Stay Sane in Paris written and directed by award-winning director Omonike Akinyemi. Her full name is Wendy Oluniké Adeliyi. She is pictured at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards where she was nominated for her work in the film Boost.

Also see: CDN Films at TIFF 2020 – Take 2.
Also see: Porter Series Underway.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

John Q (2002)
Undercover Brother (2002)
Do You Like to Watch Dot Com (TV-2003)
New York Minute (2004)

Saw 3D (2010)
Book Club (2010, short)
Two Cities (2010, short)
Who is Simon Miller? (TV-2011)
French Immersion (2011)
Her Husband’s Betrayal (TV-2013)
Three Days in Havana (2013)
The Returned (2013)
Half Way Home (voice, 2013, short)
Agape (2014, short)
A Wish Come True (TV-2015)
Group Home (TV-2015)
The Parting Glass (2017)
The Emissary (2017, short)
Boost (2017)
Taken Too Far (TV-2017)
The Drop In (2017, short)
Darken (2017)
GUION (2018, short)
Deep Space (2018)
The Prodigy (2019)
Chaos Walking (2019)
Tammy’s Always Dying (2019)
She Never Died (2019)
Sila (2019, short)

Akilla’s Escape (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
Flashpoint (2009-2012)
Workin’ Moms (2017-)
Deep Space (2019)

The Porter (2022, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Blue Murder (2003)
The Border (2008)

Combat Hospital (2011)
Being Human (2012)
The Listener (2012)
Cracked (2013)
Republic of Doyle (2013)
Remedy (2014)
Saving Hope (2015)
Lost Girl (2015)
Killjoys (2016)
The Girlfriend Experience (2017)
American Gods (2017)
Deep Six (2018)

Porter (2021)

Akilla’s Escape, movie, poster,