Popular Nigerian-British actor Chukwudi Iwuji. Nigeria is where he was born in 1975. Chukwudi gained notoriety for playing “Clemson Murn” in the TV show “Peacemaker.”

Chukwudi is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Furthermore, he debuted in mainstream Hollywood in 2022 as Clemson Murn/Ik Nobe Lok in the HBO Max series Peacemaker. Along with making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut, again he portrays ‘The High Evolutionary in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’. He received favorable reviews for this part.

 Quick Info

REAL NAMEChukwudi Iwuji
BORNOctober 15, 1975
AGE48 years old
NET WORTH$10 Million
HEIGHT6 feet 0 inches

Chukwudi’s Early Life and Education

Chukwudi Iwuji  was born on October 15, 1975. He is one of five siblings born to diplomat parents who are from Nigeria. Futhurmore, later relocated to Ethiopia when Iwuji was ten years old and they joined the UN.

At the age of twelve, Iwuji Chukwudi was sent to an English boarding school. From 1987 until 1993, he went to Caterham School in Surrey. He was elected Head Boy, making him the first Black student to occupy that role in the school’s history. 

In 1997, he finished his economics undergraduate degree at Yale University. In 2000, he took part in the Professional Theatre Training Programme (PTTP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He then made his way back to the UK.

Chukwudi’s Net worth 2023

Chukwudi has made a name for himself as a prominent member of the entertainment sector. His net worth is $10 Million which he earned from his acting career. 


Chukwudi Iwuji began performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2001. He performed as Claudius in Edward Hall’s productions of Julius Caesar and Hamlet in 2001. In 2002, he played Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Aufidius in Coriolanus. He replaced David Oyelowo as Henry VI, the protagonist of the trilogy, in the 2006 relaunch of This England: The Histories. The character is described by Iwuji as follows: “In Henry VI, the musicality is different: the thoughts are very structured.” The Olivier Award for Best Revival went to the performance.

In the Caribbean-themed 2013 co-production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Antony and Cleopatra, presented by the RSC and The Public Theatre in New York, Iwuji played the role of Enobarbus.

In 2014, he played Edgar in King Lear. In 2016, he played Hamlet for The Public’s Mobile Unit, characterizing the play as “this ugly, relentless beast that’s about to be unleashed.” 2018 saw him play Othello at the Delacorte Theatre for Shakespeare in the Park, costarring with Corey Stoll as Lago and Blanke in The Low Road at the Public.

Chukwudi Iwuji has worked with a variety of theaters. In 2002, he participated in the Peter Hall production of Bacchai by the Royal National Theatre. He played Julian in Thea Sharrock’s The Misanthrope, Booth in Playboy of the Western World’s Topdog/Underdog Christy at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, and a key cast member in The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse in 2015.

Chukwudi in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3

Chukwudi Iwuji, the newest villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is introduced in the recently released Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 movie. Many fans think he’s the most evil of them all. In the movie, Iwuji portrays the High Evolutionary, a threat to the Guardians who, according to some, is even more terrible than Thanos and Kang the Conqueror. Iwuji’s portrayal of the character has garnered significant appreciation from viewers and critics, who concur that the casting choice was excellent.

With the assistance of his wife, Angela Travino, Iwuji taped a video audition for the part, which she thought was “hilarious.” Gunn was impressed with the actor’s audition, even if he didn’t think he would get the character. Gunn also explained why he chose to cast Iwuji as the High Evolutionary.

Chukwudi Personal Life

Lwuji is a married man, he married ‘Angela Travino’ on February 2, 2020. Angela performs a cappella with the elite ensemble RANGE. By trade, Angela Travino is a dancer and vocalist. In addition, she was a founding member of the ‘Bay Area Theatre Company’ in San Francisco.


  • Chukwudi was chosen to be Head Boy throughout his school days. In addition, he was the first black student to be voted as Head Boy in the school’s history.
  • He established a career in theater before making his TV and movie debuts. He honed his abilities and developed his trade in the theater profession, where he worked, to get ready for his future ventures in the entertainment industry. 
  • He began his career in theater in 2001 with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he is a key player in Edward Hall’s productions of Hamlet and Julius Caesar.
  •  He made his feature film debut as Black in the 2009 film Exam. Moreover, in 2017, Akoni’s appearance in John Wick: Chapter Two marked a significant turning point in Iwuji’s career.
  • In 2022, he starred with Jennifer Holland and John Cena in the television series Peacemaker, finally, he portrays Clemson Murn.

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