Tony Umez Biography, True Life Story, Age, Family, Lifestyle And Net Worth
Tony Umez is a famous Nollywood actor, producer, director, television personality and philanthropist. He is known for his romantic roles in films and has been dubbed the Nollywood Lover Boy. He was born on August 23, 1964 in Ogidi, Anambra State, south-eastern Nigeria.
He is currently 58 years old. His father is from Ogidi, Anambra State, South East Nigeria while his mother is from Cross River State, South Nigeria.
Tony Umez completed both his primary and secondary education in Lagos State in western Nigeria and received both his First School Leaving Certificate and his West African Senior School Certificate. He started acting while he was still in secondary school, appearing on stage in plays and plays.
He is very handsome, creative, gifted, skilled and talented in acting and interpreting film roles. He knows how to interpret his roles very well and can fit into any character that a film director gives him. However, he mainly plays romantic roles in films.
After completing his secondary education, Tony Umez went to the University of Lagos and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English. After his first degree, Tony Umez returned to the University of Lagos and obtained a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy.
Tony Umez has acted in over 250 Nollywood films including Died Wretched, Billionaires Club, The Preacher’s Wife, Blood Sisters, Occultic Kingdom, The Coven, Stranger on my Bed, A Second Time, Fire on the Mountain, Dirty Demand, Living with the devil and many more.
In 1993, Tony Umez joined the Nigerian film industry (Nollywood) and started acting in Nollywood films. In 1994, Tony Umez rose to fame after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster Died Wretched, a film that put him in the spotlight and earned him a nomination for Best New Act to Watch at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. In the film, he was buried in a coffin worth N2.3 million.
In 1999, Tony Umez married his beautiful wife Patsy Ogochukwu, a woman he met on a film set. The marriage is currently blessed with four adorable children namely Beautiful Umez, Angel Umez, Princess Umez and Golden-Michelle Umez.
Tony Umez has won several awards for his acting career including Best Actor in a Leading Role at Africa Movie Academy Awards, Nollywood’s Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor in Nigeria at Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best Actor at at the City People Entertainment Awards and Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards.
Tony Umez is currently one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $950,000. In 2013 Tony Umez lost his mother and therefore announced his mother’s death via his Facebook post. In 2014, Tony Umez was heavily criticized for starring in the soft pornographic film titled Room 027, which was disliked by his fans. However, during an interview with the media, he admitted that he regrets ever taking on such a role.