Peter Mensah is a Ghanaian-born English actor best known for his roles in the films Tears of the Sun and 300; the video game Dead Space; and the television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Spartacus: Vengeance and True Blood.
Mensah has been doing martial arts since he was six years old, growing up in St. Albans, England, just north of London. A former engineer, Mensah moved to Canada years ago.
He'd worked for British Gas developing gas fields at Morecomb Bay and had done theatre in school. He comes from an academic family. His father, an architect, relocated with his mother to their native Ghana. He has two younger sisters.
Mensah emigrated from Britain to see the world and it was a toss up whether his destination would be Canada or Australia. The paperwork for Canada came through first.