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Toks Olagundoye

Full / Real Name: Olatokunbo Susan Olasobunmi Abeke Olagundoye
Born: 16 September 1975 (44 years old)
Gender: Female

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Toks Olagundoye is a Nigerian-born American actress best known for her starring role as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, married to her community's Supreme Leader making her the Zabvronian equivalent to a first lady, in the science fiction sitcom The Neighbors.

Toks (pronounced "tokes") Olagundoye is a relative newcomer to the Los Angeles entertainment world, and in her time there has added several credits to those she had already achieved in film, television and theatre in New York.

Olagundoye has guest-starred on NCIS, Prime Suspect and ABC Family's Switched at Birth. Other film and television appearances include CSI: NY, Law & Order, Ugly Betty, Brown Sugar and The Salon, among others.

Born to a Nigerian father and Norwegian mother, Olagundoye was raised in Nigeria, attended boarding school in Europe and is a graduate of the theatre program at Smith College.

In her spare time she enjoys finding new spots to enjoy a tasty meal, cooking, writing, pilates, archery, marksmanship and settling in a with a great book. She has an uncanny ability when it comes to accents from around the world.

Olagundoye resides between Los Angeles and New York.


Television Roles

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Hayley Shipton

Reporter #2

Janette Gardner

Claire

Rebeka Hooper

Lucy Martin

Cooking Class Teacher

Faith

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Sales Girl

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