The Evolution of Gbenga Akinnagbe

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Gbenga Who? - The son of Nigerian parents, Gbenga Akinnagbe was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, and has gained familiarity through appearances in a slew of hit movies and TV shows. He can currently be seen playing Kelly Slater in the TV series Nurse Jackie. (Photo by Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)

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Gbenga Who? - The son of Nigerian parents, Gbenga Akinnagbe was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, and has gained familiarity through appearances in a slew of hit movies and TV shows. He can currently be seen playing Kelly Slater in the TV series Nurse Jackie. (Photo by Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)

The Wire - In 2004, Akinnagbe joined the cast of HBO's The Wire, portraying Chris Partlow, an assassin affiliated with Marlo Stanfield. From left, he poses with fellow Wire cast members Michael K. Williams and Jamie Hector, respectively. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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The Wire - In 2004, Akinnagbe joined the cast of HBO's The Wire, portraying Chris Partlow, an assassin affiliated with Marlo Stanfield. From left, he poses with fellow Wire cast members Michael K. Williams and Jamie Hector, respectively. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Barbershop - Fans of the Showtime TV series Barbershop (based on the hit movie) may recall Akinnagbe's role as Yinka, a Nigerian employee at the hair cuttery. (Photo: Jaimie Trueblood/Showtime)

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Barbershop - Fans of the Showtime TV series Barbershop (based on the hit movie) may recall Akinnagbe's role as Yinka, a Nigerian employee at the hair cuttery. (Photo: Jaimie Trueblood/Showtime)

The Savages - In 2007, Akinnagbe appeared in the film The Savages alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney, playing Jimmy, a caregiver at a nursing home.(Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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The Savages - In 2007, Akinnagbe appeared in the film The Savages alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney, playing Jimmy, a caregiver at a nursing home.(Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Edge of Darkness - Akinnagbe had a small role in the Mel Gibson action-thriller Edge of Darkness, in which he portrayed a detective associated with Gibson's character. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Edge of Darkness - Akinnagbe had a small role in the Mel Gibson action-thriller Edge of Darkness, in which he portrayed a detective associated with Gibson's character. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The Good Wife - Most recently Akinnagbe portrayed Pastor Isaiah Easton on the TV series The Good Wife. Here his character speaks to disgraced state's attorney Peter Florrick (played by Chris Noth). (Photo: Jeffrey Neira/CBS)

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The Good Wife - Most recently Akinnagbe portrayed Pastor Isaiah Easton on the TV series The Good Wife. Here his character speaks to disgraced state's attorney Peter Florrick (played by Chris Noth). (Photo: Jeffrey Neira/CBS)