Yetide Badaki is a Nigerian-born American actress. She is best known for playing Bilquis on the Starz series American Gods.
Badaki was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, before moving to England for three years when she was three, returning to Nigeria for six years, and settling in America age twelve. She is a graduate of McGill University with a major in English Literature (Theater) and a minor in Environmental Science. Badaki also has a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from Illinois State University. She became a United States citizen in 2014.
Badaki received a 2006 Jeff Award nomination for Best Actress in a Principal Role (Play) for I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda. She has received positive reviews for her portrayal of Bilquis on American Gods. The character of Bilquis has had its role in the story expanded for the television series.
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