Paapa Essiedu’s Biography: Age, Career, Marriage, Wife, Kids

Who is Paapa Essiedu?

Paapa Essiedu is a British actor. He is popularly known for his performance in the 2020 BBC One miniseries “I May Destroy You”. His performance in the Michaela Coel-produced series earned him nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards and the British Academy Television Awards.

Paapa Essiedu’s childhood and education

Paapa Essiedu’s full name is Paapa Kwaakye Essiedu. He was born on June 11, 1990, at Guy’s Hospital, Southwark to a single mother. He is 32 years old as of 2022. He grew up in Walthamstow, East London.

Essiedu attended Forest School in Walthamstow on a scholarship. He was active in sporting activities and theatrical productions while growing up. He even had the ambition of becoming a doctor only to later find himself in the movie industry. Paapa Essiedu developed an interest in Shakespeare and was later admitted to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Paapa Essiedu’s parents and siblings

According to reports, Paapa Essiedu has Ghanaian roots. His parents (or one of them) originally come from Ghana. His mother was a fashion and design teacher. He has a half-brother and a half-sister from one of his parents’ other relationships.

Detailed information about Paapa Essiedu’s parents and siblings is still scarce in the media at this time.

Paapa Essiedu’s career

Paapa Essiedu started his career with theatrical film. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2012 starring as “Fenton” in Phillip Breen’s production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” which earned him a nomination for the Ian Charleson Awards. His performance in “Hamlet” and “King Lear” eventually won him the award in 2016.

Paapa Essiedu later went on to star in other theatrical films such as “Black Jesus”, ” Outside On The Street”, and “You For Me For You” before he moved to TV. His first television role was in Russell T Davies’s television adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. He then starred as ” Alex Dumani” in the 2020 action–crime drama series, “Gangs of London”.

Paapa Essiedu’s outstanding performance as “Kwame” in the 2020 BBC One miniseries “I May Destroy You” earned him two different awards nominations in 2021. He was nominated as the Best Actor at the British Academy Television Awards. He was also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthropology Series or Movie at the Primetime Emmy Awards.

Wiki Profile of Paapa Essiedu

Full namePaapa Kwaakye Essiedu
Age32 years old
Date of birthJune 11, 1990
Marital statusSingle
Alma materGuildhall School of Music and Drama
Height5″8 inches
Paapa Essiedu and his “I May Destroy You” co-star, Michaela Coel.

Paapa Essiedu’s marriage and relationship

As of the time of publishing this post, Paapa Essiedu is not married and does not have a wife. The young actor is neither married nor officially engaged to anyone.

Essiedu is one of those celebrities known for keeping their private life out of the media. However, despite his sealed lips about his relationships, he is speculated to be in a romantic relationship with English actress, writer, and comedian, Rosa Robson.

Paapa Essiedu’s rumoured relationship with Rosa Robson

According to reports sighted by DNB Stories Africa, Paapa Essiedu and Rosa Robson started seeing each other in 2016 or thereabouts. Their relationship first caught public attention after Essiedu uploaded a picture of them together on his IG page. It was said that he had spiced up the post with captions that raised more speculations.

Though neither movie star debunked or affirmed the rumour, they have been spotted attending some public functions together. They reportedly attended the Poetry Gala together in 2019.

However, it is not known if the two are still together, as of the time of writing, as Paapa was accused of deleting every picture of himself and Rosa Robson on his social media page sometime in 2019, stirring breakup rumours.

Paapa Essiedu

About Paapa Essiedu’s wife

As of the time of writing this article, Paapa Essiedu has no wife since he is yet to be married.

Paapa Essiedu’s girfriend

Because the 32-year-old actor is known for not sharing information about his previous and present romantic involvements, not much is known about his dating history. However, his speculated girlfriend (or ex-girlfriend), Rosa Robson is an actress, writer, and comedian from Somerset, England. She was born on February 29, 1992. She is 30 years old as of 2022. She studied at Cambridge University.

Paapa Essiedu’s children

As of the time of publishing this article (August 2022), Paapa Essiedu is yet to father a child.

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