Frederick Leonard Biography
Frederick Leonard is a Nigerian Actor, Producer, Model, and Television personality who has received numerous awards. He is well-known for his attractiveness, creativity, and versatility. He is also gifted, talented, and skilled at interpreting roles in Nollywood.
Frederick, regarded as one of the industry’s special bachelors, has continued to perplex the public as to why he has not married anyone. However, the actor appears to be taking his time in his famous love arch.
He has many fans, especially ladies who would like to be hooked. Even so, the handsome and successful actor is yet to marry his heartthrob. According to the actor, he does not have a particular spec he needs in terms of height, complexion or body size. He said that what matters is the carriage within which will pass the compatibility test.
Frederick Leonard is a Kaduna State Polytechnic Biochemistry graduate who began acting in 2008. He became an actor to please his mother, who wanted him to pursue a career in science. Fortunately, he graduated early in life and began pursuing his passion – film acting.
|Real Name:||Frederick Nnaemeka Leonard|
|Date of Birth||May 01, 1976|
|Place of Birth:||Anambra State|
|Occupation:||Actor and Producer|
Early Life, Childhood and Education
Frederick Leonard was born on May 1, 1976. He is the first child of Igbo parents and a native of Nnewi, Anambra state, Nigeria. He was born decades before his sister, and he was born into a family of two children. Frederick grew up in a fun-filled household; his parents owned an amusement park in Lagos, meaning the his childhood was full of fun. Frederick Leonard lost his father in 2000, leaving his mother to care for him and his sister.
He received his primary education at St Peter’s Anglican Primary School in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos State, and his secondary education at Oregun High School in Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos State. To advance in his education, he moved to Kaduna State in Northern Nigeria and applied to Kaduna Polytechnic, where he was accepted and graduated with a B.SC degree in Biochemistry.
Frederick is one of many celebrities who discovered their acting abilities while studying something completely unrelated to acting at a tertiary institution. Leonard made his film debut in Nigeria in 2001, playing a brief one-scene role.
He left acting almost immediately to finish his university education. He returned to the industry in 2008, landing his first lead role in “Indian Doctor” the following year. After this film, Frederick got his big break.
The 2008 blockbuster movie not only attracted him to more producers and directors, but it also won him two distinguished awards at the African Movie Awards and African Magic Viewers Choice Awards. In 2009, he decided to have a taste of what the Nigeria soap opera scene feels like as he appeared on several episodes of Disclosure. The TV series aired on the popular African movie cable channel – African Magic.
Since his return to Nollywood, Frederick has cemented his name as one of the most prolific Nigerian actors. He has starred in over 200 films and we believe more will still come. Some of the movies he is best known for are:
- Indian doctor(2008)
- Monster Under Skin (2015)
- Monster Under Skin II (2015)
- Discontent (2017)
- Discontent 11 (2017)
- In Every Way(2018)
- A Better Family (2018)
- The Reunion (2019)
- Void (2019)
- A Dance to Forget (2020)
The actor has won a slew of prestigious awards just a few years after entering the film industry full-time.
Among his honors are the following:
- Best Supporting Actor (Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, 2014 )
- Best Supporting Actor (City People Movie Award, 2016)
- Best Romantic Actor(AAMA Award)
- Best Actor ( AFRIFIMO)
- Best Supporting Actor at the GIAMA
Frederick Leonard ventures into other businesses apart from acting. Frederick recognized his modeling and filmmaking abilities early on. And he’s made good use of his talent for both by creating businesses around them.
The actor is the CEO of Cineworx Entertainment, which is based in Abule Egba, Lagos State. Frederick has produced two critically acclaimed films as a producer: Grey (2018) and Void (2019).
Federick has had relationships with a number of women, the majority of whom are Nollywood actresses. Frederick was engaged to Peggy Ovire three years ago, but their relationship lasted only a year before they split up. Frederick Leonard is not married, and there is no evidence that he is dating anyone.