Oluniké Adeliyi

Oluniké Adeliyi

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Oluniké Adeliyi
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Adeliyi in 2013
Born (1977-01-05) January 5, 1977 (age 41)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, rapper, singer
Years active 1996–present

Oluniké Adeliyi (born January 5, 1977) is a Canadian actress of JamaicanNigerian descent.[1] She appeared in the 2010 horror film Saw 3D and guest starred as Leah Kerns in the television series Flashpoint.

Early life[edit]

Adeliyi was born in Brampton, Ontario[2] but frequently visited Brooklyn, New York to pursue acting. She graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, performing in local theater, before returning to Toronto in 2008.[3]

Career[edit]

Adeliyi began acting when she was cast as the Artful Dodger in her middle school play Oliver Twist. After graduating high school, she went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and has since 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 play The Shadow Box.[3]

One of her earliest film roles was an uncredited bit part in the film John Q; on set, she met Denzel Washington, who she claims “inspired” her to continue pursuing acting.[4] In 2009 she starred as the lead in the AfriCan Theatre Ensemble production of Efua Sutherland‘s The Marriage of Anansewa.[5][6] Also that year, she starred in the Canadian TV series Flashpoint.[4] She was nominated for Best Performance by a Female – Film at the 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards for her performance in French Immersion.[3]

In 2014, Adeliyi was dubbed “Shakespeare’s First Jamaican-Nigerian Lady MacBeth” when she played the role at the Sterling Theatre in Toronto.[1]

As of 2017, Adeliyi stars on the CBC series Workin’ Moms.[7]

In 2018 she received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards, for her role in the film Boost.

Personal life[edit]

She lives with her daughter, Alesha, who currently appears in the TVOKids series Taste Buds.[8]

Controversy[edit]

In 2017, Adeliyi attracted media attention in Canada after an incident at Toronto’s Kingsway Theatre. The establishment does not allow backpacks into its theatre, and Oluniké would not leave her backpack for safekeeping with theatre staff. Theatre staff refused to sell her a ticket, and when she refused to leave, police were called.[9] Adeliyi claimed she was discriminated against by the theatre staff, who filmed her,[10] while the theatre staff claim they were following protocol.[11][12] After police were called, Adeliyi was escorted out of the theatre.[13] Adeliyi described the experience as “dehumanizing,” and in an interview with the Toronto Star, she spoke further of the experience, saying:

I take offence to being labelled dangerous and that is what happened . . . When things happen like that, it can go any way, and people can get hurt . . . it compromises the person who [is] accused of something, and that is not fair.[14]

Theatre owner Rui Pereira described Adeliyi as “abusive”, saying she “slammed her bag on the counter and demanded a ticket”, and then refused to leave when told to by staff.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 John Q Insurance Rep (uncredited)
2002 Undercover Brother Bank Patron (uncredited)
2003 DoUlike2watch.com Charisma TV movie
2003 Blue Murder Hooker #2 Episode: “Ambush”
2004 New York Minute Big Shirl’s Beautician
2008 The Border Aide Episode: “Going Dark”
2009 Flashpoint Leah Kerns 18 episodes
2010 Two Cities Mpumi Short film
2010 Saw 3D Sidney
2010 Book Club Pattie
2011 Who Is Simon Miller? Jasmine TV movie
2011 Combat Hospital Yolanda Cullerne Episode: “Brothers in Arms”
2011 French Immersion Aretha
2011 Half Way Home (voice) Short film
2012 Being Human Cecilia 3 episodes
2012 The Listener Rebecca Kalb Episode: “Poisoned Minds”
2012 Three Days in Havana Night Post-production
2013 Cracked Solange Oowuszhu Faces
2015 Saving Hope Tammy “Armageddon” Jenkins The Parent Trap
2015 Lost Girl Suri Middleton Episode : “Like Father, Like Daughter”
2015 A Christmas Horror Story Kim Peters
2017 Boost
Actress (45 credits)
 2019 Chaos Walking (post-production)
Piper (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2018 GUION (Short) (post-production)
Linda Bluford
 2017 Deep Six (TV Series) (post-production)
Julianne

Episode #1.6 … Julianne
Episode #1.5 … Julianne
Episode #1.4 … Julianne
Episode #1.3 … Julianne
Episode #1.2 … Julianne
 2019 The Prodigy (completed)
Rebecca
 2018 Deep Six
Julianna Black
 2018 The Parting Glass
Sue (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2017-2018 Workin’ Moms (TV Series)
Giselle Bois

Spirit Animal (2018) … Giselle Bois
The Sign (2018) … Giselle Bois
Having It All (2017) … Giselle Bois (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
Merde (2017) … Giselle Bois (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
Bye Bye Kate (2017) … Giselle Bois (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2017 The Emissary (Short)
Ren (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2017 The Girlfriend Experience (TV Series)

Donors (2017)
 2017 Darken
Kali (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2017 The Drop In (Short)
Grace (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2017 Taken Too Far (TV Movie)
Officer Daniels (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2017 Boost
Amina Nour (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2016 Group Home (TV Movie)
Mrs. Rice (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2016 Killjoys (TV Series)
Artura Senbek

Heart-Shaped Box (2016) … Artura Senbek
 2015 Lost Girl (TV Series)
Suri Middleton

Like Father, Like Daughter (2015) … Suri Middleton
 2015 A Christmas Horror Story
Kim (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2015 A Wish Come True (TV Movie)
Abby
 2015 Saving Hope (TV Series)
Tammy ‘Armageddon’ Jenkins

Parent Trap (2015) … Tammy ‘Armageddon’ Jenkins
 2014 Odd Squad (TV Series)
DJ K-Berg

Blob on the Job/Party of 54321 (2014) … DJ K-Berg (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2014/I Agape (Short)
Veronica (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2014 Watch Dogs (Video Game)
Donna ‘Poppy’ Dean (voice, as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2014 Remedy (TV Series)
Gabby

Bad Blood (2014) … Gabby
 2014 Republic of Doyle (TV Series)
Harley Denief

Buried (2014) … Harley Denief
Expansion (2014) … Harley Denief
Sleight of Hand (2014) … Harley Denief
 2013 Half Way Home (Short) (voice, as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2013 Cracked (TV Series)
Solange Oowuszhu

Faces (2013) … Solange Oowuszhu (as Olunike Adeliye)
 2013 The Returned
Return Unit Nurse (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2013 Three Days in Havana
Night (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2013 Her Husband’s Betrayal (TV Movie)
Officer Bobby Lee (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2009-2012 Flashpoint (TV Series)
Leah Kerns

Keep the Peace: Part 2 (2012) … Leah Kerns
Keep the Peace: Part 1 (2012) … Leah Kerns
Fit for Duty (2012) … Leah Kerns
A World of Their Own (2012) … Leah Kerns
Lawmen (2012) … Leah Kerns
 2012 The Listener (TV Series)
Rebecca Kalb

Poisoned Minds (2012) … Rebecca Kalb (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2012 Being Human (TV Series)
Cecilia

The Ties That Blind (2012) … Cecilia
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? (2012) … Cecilia
 2011 French Immersion
Aretha
 2011 Combat Hospital (TV Series)
Yolanda Cullerne

Brothers in Arms (2011) … Yolanda Cullerne (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2011 Who Is Simon Miller? (TV Movie)
Jasmine (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2010 Two Cities (Short)
Mpumi (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2010 Book Club (Short)
Pattie (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2010 Saw 3D: The Final Chapter
Sidney (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
 2008 The Border (TV Series)
Aide

Going Dark (2008) … Aide (as Olunike Lockett-Smith)
 2004/I New York Minute
Big Shirl’s Beautician (as Wendy Adeliyi)
 2003 DoUlike2watch.com (TV Movie)
Charisma (as Wendy Adeliyi)
 2003 Blue Murder (TV Series)
Hooker #2

Ambush (2003) … Hooker #2 (as Wendy Adeliyi)
 2002 Undercover Brother
Bank Patron (uncredited)
 2002 John Q
Insurance Rep (uncredited)
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