Today, we turn the spotlight on Kingsley Ben-Adir, who is mostly known as Gravik in ‘Secret Invasion.’ Beyond his talent on-screen, there’s more to Ben-Adir than meets the eye. Here are seven facts you might not know about the actor.
7. ‘Ben-Adir’ Means ‘Son of the Mighty’ in Hebrew
6. He Made a Breakthrough as Malcolm X in 2020’s ‘One Night In Miami…’
In 2020, Ben-Adir stepped into the shoes of Malcolm X for ‘One Night in Miami…‘ The film presents a fictionalized account of an evening in 1964 shared by Malcolm X, Muhammed Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke. Preparing for this role was an intensive process for Ben-Adir, who spent three days in seclusion to prep for his audition.
5. He Played Karim Washington in ‘The OA’
Ben-Adir played Karim Washington in the Netflix series ‘The OA.’ Interestingly, due to the secretive nature of the show’s production, he couldn’t share much about his role, even with his closest family and friends.
4. He Might’ve Been a Footballer
Had he chosen a different career, Ben-Adir would have aspired to be a Premier League footballer. Describing it as a dream job, Ben-Adir also had a keen interest in jazz music, having frequented West Village jazz clubs during his time in New York.
3. Ben-Adir Takes on the Antagonist Role as Gravik in ‘Secret Invasion’
Currently, Ben-Adir is playing Gravik, the villain in the Disney+ series ‘Secret Invasion.’ Delving into the character’s development, he explored various backstories, from being an ex-soldier to tying in elements of mixed-race heritage.
2. Kingsley Ben-Adir’s Current Net Worth
As of 2023, Ben-Adir’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
1. He Plays Bob Marley in the ‘One Love’ Biopic
Ben-Adir’s upcoming role is as Bob Marley in the biopic titled ‘One Love.’ Slated for release in January 2024, the film promises to explore the life and legacy of the reggae musician.