Meet Chibuikem Uche: 'One of Us Is Lying's New Breakout Star

Chibuikem Uche

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How many of you will give up on your promising career and follow your ambition which seems like an unattainable dream? Chibuikem Uche is a London-born actor who left his steady and comfortable lifestyle working in finance to pursue his passion for acting.

Just like his name Chibuikem, which means “God is my strength,” the 27-year-old always had faith in God and believed in his ability to establish himself in Hollywood. Uche debuted from the American TV sitcom, American Housewife, in the year 2016 and has starred in the movie The Tomorrow War and the Peacock series, One of Us Is Lying.

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A Little About Chibuikem Uche and His Family Background

Born in February 2000 to Nigerian parents, Chibuikem Uche grew up in London alongside his brother, Chinaza, until the family of four relocated to Connecticut when he was eight. Both his parents hold a doctorate degree and always inspired them to study hard and to “at least have first degrees”.

Chibuikem Uche taking a selfie in a mirror shirtless with headphones on during a workout session.
Uche has a reason for his obsession with fitness.
Photo Source: Chibuikem Uche, Instagram

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Having a good strength in math, Uche pursued his career in actuary science and later studied the same discipline for four years. Following his graduation, the 6 feet tall actor went straight into full-time work for an insurance company. Besides, he was good at playing soccer and basketball in high school earning all-state honors during his senior year.

Michael B. Jordan Transformation in ‘Creed’ Inspired Chibuikem Uche to Follow His Dream

Behind the success of every man, there stands a person who always inspires you to pursue your dream, and in Chibuikem Uche’s life, this person is none other than the actor Michael B. Jordan. Uche always dreamed of being an actor but did not have the courage to give up his promising career in finance.

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However, seeing Jordan’s knockout transformation for the drama Creed finally gave Uche enough strength to listen to his heart. Besides, he also looked up to MBJ’s fitness regime and even applied these fitness lessons to his own lifestyle and has been consistently following it to this day.

Chibuikem Uche Net Worth in 2021

As of 2021, Chibuikem Uche holds a net worth of around $100,000 thanks to his emerging career as an actor. He first got his acting debut as Andre in the ABC comedy series, American Housewife, in 2016. He then appeared in the sci-fi movie, Tomorrow, for which he took heavy equipment and weapon training.

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From left: troublemaker Nate (Cooper van Grootel), jock Cooper (Chibuikem Uche), outcast Simon (Mark McKenna), popular Addy (Annalisa Cochrane) and brainy Bronwyn (Marianly Tejada) from 'One of Us Is Lying'. ‘One of Us Is Lying’ is a huge stepping stone for Uche.
Photo Credit: Nicola Dove, Peacock

Uche also appeared as the baseball player Cooper Clay in the American young adult mystery drama television series, One of Us Is Lying. This series is adopted from Karen M. McManusNew York Times best-selling novel of the same name which is the story of five students who went to detention, but one of them is murdered, making four remaining students suspect.

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Fans have been loving this series lately, showering them with positive reviews and responses especially Uche’s character Cooper for which he even learned to pitch perfectly. Other casts of the series involve Marianly Tejada as BronwynCooper van Grootel as Nate, Annalisa Cochrane as Addy, and Mark McKenna as Simon.

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