Chet Anekwe is an actor and filmmaker who was born in Nigeria and raised in New York City. His work spans Hollywood, Nollywood and the New York Theater.
This African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) nominated, award winning transatlantic actor and filmmaker was born in Nigeria and raised in NYC. His work spans Hollywood, Nollywood and New York theater.
Chet can be seen in episodes of “New Girl” on FOX. As well as upcoming short films, “Witch Hunt” and “Castor Oil”, by award winning directors Solomon Onita and Puja Maewal.
Chet was nominated for African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2012 – Best Actor in a Leading Role for “UNWANTED GUEST”.
Chet Anekwe WON 2012 GIAMA award for Best Actor in a Diaspora Film for “Bianca”.
Chet Anekwe WON 2012 NAFCA award for Best Actor in a Diaspora Film for Unwanted Guest
Chet has given outstanding performances in“Phat Girlz” with Monique,
He has also received many rave reviews for his theater performances. He He and the cast of “Real Black Men Don’t Sit Crossed Legged On The Floor” won the 2006 Viv Award for Best Ensemble cast, where the New York Times said watching Anekwe was “exciting”!
He also received rave reviews for roles such as Mark Antony in “Julius Caesar set in Africa” and Paul Bratter in “Barefoot In The Park”. Anekwe received a New York City Viv award nomination Best Actor for his portrayal of Joseph Cinque in “Chap Am So (The Amistad Victory)”.
|2001||Sheena (TV series)||Karnivan|
|2004||Shpionskie igry: Nelegal|
|Dream Job (TV series)||Himself|
|2006||Phat Girlz||Flirty Nigerian Man||with Mo’Nique|
|30 Days (2006 film)||Kene Alumona (as C.B.A.)||with Genevieve Nnaji|
|2008||Spy Games: A Private Visit||FBI Agent|
|Mama’s Great Love (short)||Thompson||Director, Writer, Executive Producer|
|2010||Busted Life||with Ramsey Nouah, Pascal Atuma|
|2011||Paparazzi – Eye In The Dark||Davis||with Van Vicker, Bayo Akinfemi, JJ Bunny, Syr Law, Tchidi Chikere, Koby Maxwell|
|2011||Tobi||with Jimmy Allen, Arturo Castro|
Awards and nominations
1997 Winner Best Support Actor African Globe Awards (NJ), for Medea
2006 ‘VIV’ AUDELCO (NYC) Award Winner Best Ensemble for Real Black Men Don’t Sit Crossed Legged On The Floor (Collage in blues)
2011 Nollywood Film Critics Award (NAFCA): Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Diaspora, Paparazzi
2012 Nollywood Film Critics Award (NAFCA): Best Actor – Diaspora, Unwanted Guest
2012 Golden Icons Movie Academy Award (GIAMA): Best Actor – Diaspora – Bianca
1997 AUDELCO (NYC) award nominee, Best Performance in a Musical, Male for Chap Am So (The Amistad Story)
2011 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARD- NEA (NYC) award nominee, Best Actor in a short story or film (TOBI)
2012 African Movie Academy Award – AMAA (Nigeria) award nominee, BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (Unwanted Guest)