Who is Frederick Leonard?
Frederick Leonard is a popular Nollywood actor who has featured in over 100 Nigerian films. Leonard is also a movie director and producer. The tall, Anambra-born actor is widely known for playing romantic roles in Nollywood movies.
Full data profile of Nigerian actor, Frederick Leonard
|Full name||Frederick Leonard|
|Birthday||May 1, 1976|
|State of Origin||Anambra|
|Career||Actor, model, movie director|
Frederick Leonard’s childhood and education
Frederick Leonard was born on May 1, 1976, in Nnewi, a town in Anambra State. He is the first of two children. Frederick Leonard had his primary and secondary school in Lagos State.
He had his primary education at St Peter’s Anglican School, Ikeja, and proceeded to Oregun High School for his secondary education.
In 2008, he graduated from Kaduna State Polytechnic with an HND in Biochemistry. Frederick Leonard had already started acting while in the university and had to juggle acting and schooling.
Frederick Leonard’s acting career
Frederick Leonard’s acting career began officially in 2001. At that time, he was mostly given minor roles in movies. Eventually, in 2008, he landed a lead role in the movie, ‘Indian Doctor’. The movie was an instant hit upon its release, and it brought Frederick Leonard to the limelight.
In 2009, Frederick Leonard featured in the TV series, ‘Disclosure’. The series was a success and earned him more acclaim. Frederick Leonard has since gone on to star in over a hundred other movies and TV series.
Frederick Leonard’s company
Frederick Leonard is also a movie producer with several movie productions to his credit. He is the CEO of Cineworx Entertainment. His debut movie production was ‘Grey’ (2018). The movie tells the story of a bed-ridden woman who tries to find love and happiness even in her hopeless state. Frederick Leonard is also the producer of the 2019 movie, ‘Void’ which featured himself alongside actresses Chioma Chukwuka Akpota and Lota Chukwu.
Frederick Leonard’s movies/TV series
- Accident (2013)
- Monster Under Skin (2015)
- Discontent (2017)
- Grey (2018)
- The Alter Date (2018)
- A better Family (2018)
- Mr Perfect (2018)
- In Every Way (2018)
- Void (2019)
- Hilary (2019)
- The Reunion (2019)
- Finding the Right Man (2020)
- Romantic Weekend (2020)
- The Playboy (2020)
- The Romantic Billionaire (2020)
- Our Jesus Story (2020)
- Expensive Husband (2020)
- Tango of Deception (2021)
- Love at Second Sight (2021)
Frederick Leonard’s relationship and marriage
There has been quite a lot of controversies surrounding Frederick Leonard’s relationship and marital life.
Frederick Leonard and Peggy Ovire
In 2015, Frederick Leonard was reported to be engaged to Nollywood actress Peggy Ovire. The relationship lasted only a year before both parties went their separate ways.
In 2016, pictures of Frederick Leonard with a woman in a wedding dress circulated round the internet. Many fans believed he was married, but eventually, it turned out to be just pictures from a movie set.
As of the time of publishing this post, the 45-year old actor has never been married. There is also no confirmation that he is currently in a relationship.
Frederick Leonard and gay rumours
Frederick Leonard has been accused of being gay, but he strongly denied the accusations.
When asked about the reason for his unmarried status, the actor stated that he has not yet found ‘the one’. According to him, he wants to get married to a lady who understands the real meaning of love and commitment and is ready to stick with him no matter the hurdles they encounter.
Frederick Leonard’s net worth
Frederick Leonard’s net worth is currently estimated at $800,000 (around N300 million naira).
Frederick Leonard’s Instagram and Twitter
Frederick Leonard’s awards and achievements in Nollywood
- Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie (2014) – Won
- City People Movie Awards for Best Supporting Actor of the Year (2016) – Won
Other interesting facts about Frederick Leonard
Frederick Leonard is an ambassador for “Diamond Ark Lifestyle”, a fashion company focused primarily on menswear.
He revealed to his fans that he has a strong faith in the African film industry. According to him, the film industry, aside from being a means of contributing vastly to the country’s economy, is also an avenue for actors to tell the African story, including its history, culture, and values.