Alex Lanipekun Quick Facts & Wiki
|Place of Birth||London, England|
|Alex isn’t on social media|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lbs)|
|Tattoos||Alex doesn’t have any known tattoos.|
|Sister / Brother||He is an only child.|
|Father & Mother||Their names are unknown.|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$1.5 Million|
Oona Chaplin is the granddaughter of the great Charlie Chaplin. She recently starred as Maddy Lawrence in a Netflix series called Treason. Her role was meaty, and it was a decent show as well. We were quite fascinated by this woman, by her pedigree, more than anything else. We also wanted to know the kind of man that this girl would be interested in. She’s quite tight-lipped about her romantic interests. However, we found out that she was involved with a British actor named Alex Lanipekun in the past. This post is all about him. So, continue reading to find out more. This should also give you an idea of what Oona is looking for in a man.
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Alex Lanipekun’s Biography
Alexander Olaseni James Lanipekun was born during the Brixton riots in 1981. This Londoner’s dad is a Nigerian, whilst his mum has English and Italian roots. Although we don’t know the names of his parents, we know that they separated when he was a child. Alex was raised by his mum as an only child. He grew up in the North London area and went to University College London to obtain a BSc degree in Anthropology. This gentleman received a grant to complete his studies. As someone interested in arts from a young age, Alex went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to further his education. His life as an artist had already begun, though.
Alex Lanipekun’s career
The National Youth Music Theatre held an audition in which Alex took part as a 13-year-old. After being selected by them, the young man got to play the role of Leroy The Boxer in the musical adaptation of the film Bugsy Malone. This was the start of his long and illustrious career. His first big performance was at the theatre in 2004 when he played the role of Ernesto in Eyes Catch Fire which was directed by Daniel Nyman. This gentleman’s TV debut came in 2007.
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The show was called Spooks, and he got to play the role of Ben Kaplan in it. Alex made his film debut in the 2001 flick The Fourth Angel. He had to wait nine years to play another role in a feature film. Although some might say that this youngster hasn’t shined as much as he would have liked, performing in over 25 movies and TV series means that he has something going for him.
Alex Lanipekun and Oona Chaplin’s love story
That which starts sweet almost always ends bitter. This is the case in Oona’s relationship with Alex too. The two of them met during their time at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Alex was genuinely drawn to Oona, and it had nothing to do with her background. The woman liked him too, and they began dating soon. However, the two of them didn’t have much going for them, which is why they were destined to break up. It has been more than a decade since they split. However, Oona admires the man to this day. Alex, on the other hand, has moved on with life too. We know that he’s involved with a woman named Nathalie Emmanuel. She’s an actress as well, in case you were wondering.
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Unknown Facts About Alex Lanipekun
- Did you know that Alex Lanipekun stands 1.85m (6 ft 1 in) tall? Hopefully, not a lot of you thought he was a short bloke.
- Alex, apart from being an actor, also writes and directs.
- Did you know that Alex was a member of a hip-hop collective called ONE?
- Alex Lanipekun has worked as a freelance journalist. Did you know that about him?
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