Yetide Badaki

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Yetide Badaki
Born Nigeria
Residence Los Angeles, California
Alma mater McGill University, Illinois State University
Occupation Actress

Yetide Badaki is a Nigerian-born American actress. She is best known for playing Bilquis on the Starz series American Gods.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

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.[4] She is a graduate of McGill University with a major in English Literature (Theater) and a minor in Environmental Science.[5] Badaki also has a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from Illinois State University.[6][7] She became a United States citizen in 2014.[8]


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.[9] She has received positive reviews for her portrayal of Bilquis on American Gods.[10][11] The character of Bilquis has had its role in the story expanded for the television series.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Expiration Naomi
2017 Cardinal X[13] Anita
2018 Chasing the Rain The Woman
2018 The Long Shadow Sissy Leblanc
2019 The Buried Girl Alex


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Lost Narjiss Episode: “The Shape of Things to Come
2013 Criminal Minds Maya Carcani Episode: “Final Shot”
2014 Sequestered Keira Recurring character
2014 Masters of Sex Nurse Williams Episode: “Blackbird”
2015 NCIS: New Orleans Felicia Patrice Episode: “Le Carnaval de la Mort”
2015 Aquarius Rita Carter Episode: “Your Mother Should Know”
2016 K.C. Undercover Penelope Episode: “Coopers Reactivated!”
2017 American Gods Bilquis Series regular

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Ebele Yetide

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