Nyambi Nyambi is an American actor best known for his starring role as Samuel, a Senegalese waiter who works at Mike and Carl's favourite restaurant, in the television sitcom Mike & Molly, since 2010.
Nyambi participated in the New York City Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park in The Merchant of Venice and The Winter's Tale with a cast that included Al Pacino, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Hamish Linklater.
His other theatre credits include the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Tempest opposite Mandy Patinkin for the Classic Stage Company, Coming Home at the Wilma Theater, and various productions with the Classical Theatre of Harlem (where he is a company member) and the Williamstown Theater Festival.
He is also a LAByrinth Theatre Company member.
Nyambi has appeared on the television series, Law & Order. He was in the Cannes and Spirit Award-winning independent film, Day Night Day Night, as well as In Praise of Shadows.
Nyambi was born in Oklahoma to Nigerian parents from the Cross River State region. He played Division-1 basketball for Bucknell University before earning his MFA from the Graduate Acting Program at NYU.
He was named to the ESPN Dick Vitale All Name Team for the best names in college basketball and has coached basketball at teen camps for many years.