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Toheeb Jimoh          

British-Nigerian Actor Best Known for His Role as Sam Obisanya in 'Ted Lasso'

Toheeb Jimoh is a British Nigerian actor. He is best known for his appearances as Sam Obisanya in "Ted Lasso" and Anthony Walker in the BBC One TV movie Anthony.

Jimoh was a relative newcomer to acting when he was cast to play Anthony Walker, the victim of a 2005 racist attack, in BBC One's Anthony, which imagines Walker's life if he had not been killed. His portrayal was called "utterly magnetic". He then portrayed Marcus in the Amazon series The Feed.

Jimoh was in a stage production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Sheffield Crucible and in 2020, was one of six performers in the Almeida Theatre's Christmas Play "Nine Lessons and Carols," the theatre's first production post London's COVID-19 lockdown.

When Jimoh auditioned for "Ted Lasso," the character of Sam Obisanya was written as Ghanaian, but his background was changed to Nigerian to match Jimoh's own. His performance has received praise, with his character called the "heartbeat" of the show.

Jimoh portrays another Nigerian character, journalist Tunde, in the upcoming Amazon thriller series "The Power," based on Naomi Alderman's novel of the same name. He also has a small part in the upcoming Wes Anderson film The French Dispatch.

Jimoh was nominated for an I Talk Telly Best Breakthrough Award in 2020. He was nominated alongside his "Ted Lasso" castmates for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series at the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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