New Hollywood Podcast: Jovan Adepo On Working With Hollywood’s Best And How His Roles Reflect His Identity

In addition to starring in Darren Aronofsky's mother! More recently he can be seen in the Facebook Watch series Sorry For Your Loss and will appear in Jack Ryan as well as Ava DuVernay's Central Park 5 next year. Abrams-produced Overlord directed by Julius Avery, he appeared in Damon Lindelof's The Leftovers. and the J.J. However, he caught the acting bug and it worked in his favor. He's a busy guy, but luckily, he stopped by the New Hollywood Podcast to talk about the fast and prestigious evolution of his already-diverse career and how his roles reflect his identity. Born in England and raised stateside, Adepo is from Nigerian descent and went to school for political science but came to Los Angeles to be a writer.
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If you're going to be an actor, you might as well start off big — at least that's the case for Jovan Adepo. And let's not forget that Fences was based on one of the most celebrated plays of our time by the acclaimed August Wilson. His first major role in a feature film was in Fences and it had him going toe to toe (literally) with Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and sharing poignant scenes with another Academy Award winner by the name of Viola Davis. Based on his performance, Adepo effortlessly delivered a stellar debut performance like it was old hat — and that sparked the start of a career that led to even more prestige projects that range from to a crazed bible-based allegorical drama to a World War II zombie gorefest.