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Toks Olagundoye

Toks Olagundoye

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    • September 16th, 1975
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Olatokunbo Susan Olasobunmi Abeke "Toks" Olagundoye (born September 16, 1975, height 5' 8½" (1,74 m)) is a Nigerian television and film actress, writer and producer. She is known for her role as Jackie Joyner-Kersee in the ABC TV sitcom The Neighbors. Her name is pronounced "Tokes Awlahgoondawyay". Early life Olatokunbo Susan Olasobunmi Abeke Olagundoye was born in Lagos, Nigeria, to a Norwegian mother and a Nigerian father. As a youth, she was educated in Nigeria, Switzerland, and England. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre from Smith College. Career She made her screen debut in 2002 on an episode of the television series The Education of Max Bickford. Her film debut in Brown Sugar was the same year. She appeared opposite Ruby Dee in a 2001 off-Broadway production Saint Lucy's Eyes and in 2005, cofounded theater company Three Chicks Theatre, which produced Andrea Lepcio's One Nation Under in 2008. Olagundoye has guest-starred on Ugly Betty, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Switched at Birth, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Prime Suspect. Her film credits include A Beautiful Soul, Come Back to Me, Absolute Trust and The Salon. In 2012, Olagundoye was cast as series regular in the ABC comedy series The Neighbors.

Filmography

Acting (12 Credits)

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2020Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal as Countess Cleo (voice)
2019Reign of the Supermen as Cat Grant (voice)
2019Steven Universe: The Movie as Nanefua Pizza (voice)
2019The Death and Return of Superman as Cat Grant (voice)
2018The Death of Superman as Cat Grant (voice)
2018Dog Days as Nina
2017DuckTales (2017) as Mrs. Beakley (Voice)
2017Vixen: The Movie as Mari's Mother / News Reporter / Teaching Assistant (voice)
2017Unicorn Store as Female Professor
2015Salem Rogers as Hookah Cartwright
2012The Neighbors as Jackie Joyner-Kersee
2009Castle (2009) as Hayley Shipton

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