Who is Frederick Leonard?
Frederick was featured in a top-rated TV series in 2009, “Disclosure,” which is currently in demand even to this day. Leonard is a graduate of Biochemistry, and you would wonder how a Biochemistry graduate ended up in the theatre and not in the lab. He is one of Nollywood’s top actors who successfully carved a viable niche for himself in the Nigerian movie industry. Continue reading to learn more about him.
|Age||47 years old|
|Date of birth||1 May 1976|
|State of origin||Anambra State|
|Net worth||est. $1,500,000|
Frederick Leonard Biography
Frederick Leonard, an Igbo man, was born on the 1st of May, 1976. His age is47 years. He is the first child of Igbo parents and a native of Nnewi, Anambra state in Nigeria. He was born decades before his sister was born, and he was born into a family of two children. Frederick had quite a fun-filled growing up, his parents owned an amusement park in Lagos, and you know what that means to every child. In 2000, Frederick Leonard lost his dad, leaving his mum to care for him and his sister. Sixteen(16) years later, in 2016, Frederick lost his mum to death. His mum meant so much to him; it took him quite a while before he got back to his feet. His sister is currently a student at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos.
Frederick Leonard is a Biochemistry Graduate of Kaduna State Polytechnic but ventured into acting in 2008. He went into acting to please his mum, who wanted him to do sciences. Luckily, he graduated early in life and started pursuing his passion – movie acting.
Speaking of Frederick’s wife, the Nollywood actor is married to Peggy Ovire. Before getting married to Ovire, he has been in and out of relationships with several women, including;
- Cutie Juls
- Peggy Ovire
- Kay Samuels
- Chioma Akpotha
- Lota Chukwu
Frederick Leonard Career
Frederick Leonard is the CEO of Cineworx Entertainment, a filmmaker in Nollywood. The movies that brought him to the limelight were “Indian Doctor” and the hit TV movie series “Disclosure” in 2009. Frederick started his acting career in 2001, also doubling as a model. He took a break from the screens shortly after his debut in 2001 to further his modeling career and expand his educational grounds. Seven(7) years later, In 2009 was when Frederick starred in the movie “The Indian Doctor” Since 2008 Leonard has featured in tons of films, including “Disclosure.”
Frederick Leonard believes that the African Cinema is not just a means to grow any country’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product), as Nollywood contributes to 1.3% of Nigeria’s GDP. Still, the Cinema is a powerful medium through which stories can be told to inform and market African culture to the World. Frederick, the actor who left science for art, has garnered various notable awards, including;
- Best Actor – AFRIFIMO awards
- Best supporting actor – GIAMA awards
- Most Promising Actor in Nigeria – City People Entertainment Awards
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
Frederick Leonard Net worth
Frederick Leonard is an actor and also a model. He has been an active model for about 17 years and an actor for 11 years. Also, Frederick is the CEO of Cineworx Entertainment. The handsome actor was one time the brand face of an Indian fashion firm – Diamond Ark Lifestyle. Fred Leonard has an estimated net worth of $500,000.
Frederick Leonard Relationship
Frederick’s marital life and sexual orientation have been debated for some time. Even though the actor has several roles as a married man in movies, many still consider him gay because he has remained single. He was accused of being homosexual, but he vehemently denied the accusation. In March 2016, a picture believed to be Frederick Leonard’s wedding picture with actress Kay Samuel surfaced on the internet. But the truth revealed that it was only a movie scene.
Three years ago, Frederick was once engaged to Peggy Ovire, but their relationship only lasted for a year, and boom, they broke up.
On 21st October, Freddie Leonard – which we are calling him now – went public with this relationship with Peggy Ovire – a Nigerian model, movie producer, and actress. It turns out Freddie rekindled his relationship with Peggy but kept it away from media attention, without hints. After coming out on 21st October, Freddie and Peggy got married on 19 November, in a wedding held in Warri, Delta state – where Peggy comes from.