We will be putting down in writing full details of Frederick Leonard’s biography because he is one of Nollywood’s top actors who successfully carved a viable niche for himself in the Nigerian movie industry. Frederick featured in a top-rated TV series in 2009, “Disclosure” which is currently in demand even to this day. Leonard is a graduate of Biochemistry, and you would wonder how did a Biochemistry graduate end up in the theatre and not in the lab. Well to find out, check out Frederick Leonard’s Biography, family, marriage, and how much his net worth is.
Frederick Leonard Biography
Frederick Leonard, an Igbo man, was born on the 1st of May, 1976. His age is 44-years as of 2020. He is the first child of Igbo parents and a native of Nnewi, Anambra state in Nigeria. He was born decades before his sister was born, he was born into a family of two children. Frederick had quite a fun-filled growing up, his parents owned an amusement park in Lagos, and you know what that means to every child. In 2000, Frederick Leonard lost his dad leaving his mum to take care of him and his sister. Sixteen(16) years later, in 2016, Frederick lost his mum to death. His mum meant so much to him, it took him quite a while before he got back to his feet. His sister currently is a student at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos.
Frederick Leonard is a Biochemistry Graduate of Kaduna State Polytechnic but ventured into acting in 2008. According to him, he went into acting to please his mum who wanted him to do sciences. Luckily, he graduated early in life and started pursuing his passion – movie acting.
Speaking of Frederick’s wife, the Nollywood actor is not yet married. He has been in and out of relationships with several women including;
- Cutie Juls
- Peggy Ovire
- Kay Samuels
- Chioma Akpotha
- Lota Chukwu
Frederick Leonard Career
Frederick Leonard is the CEO of Cineworx Entertainment, a filmmaker with Nollywood. The movies that brought him to the limelight were “Indian Doctor” and the hit TV movie series “Disclosure” in 2009. Frederick started his acting career in 2001, also doubling as a model. He took a break from the screens shortly after his debut in 2001 to further his modeling career and expand his educational grounds. Seven(7) years later, In 2009 was when Frederick starred in the movie “The Indian Doctor” Since 2008, Leonard has featured in tons of movies including “Disclosure”.
Frederick Leonard is a strong believer that the African Cinema is not just a means to grow any country’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) as Nollywood contributes to 1.3% of Nigeria’s GDP, but the Cinema is a strong medium through which stories can be told Stories, to inform and market the African culture to the World. Frederick, the actor who left science for art, has garnered various notable awards including;
- Best Actor – AFRIFIMO awards
- Best supporting actor – GIAMA awards
- Most Promising Actor in Nigeria – City People Entertainment Awards
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
Frederick Leonard Net Worth
Frederick Leonard is an actor and also a model. He has been an active model for about 17 years and an actor for 11 years. Also, Frederick is the CEO of Cineworx Entertainment. The handsome actor was, was one time the brand face of an Indian fashion firm – Diamond Ark Lifestyle. Fred Leonard has an estimated net worth of $420,000.
Frederick Leonard Relationship
Frederick’s marital life and sexual orientation have been debated for some time. Even though the actor has several played roles of a married man in movies, many still consider him as gay because he has remained single. He was accused of being homosexual but he has strongly denied the accusation. In March 2016, a picture believed to be Frederick Leonard’s wedding pictures with actress, Kay Samuel surfaced on the internet. But the truth revealed that it was only a movie scene.
Three years ago, Frederick was once engaged to Pevvy Oviri, but their relationship only lasted for a year and boom, they broke up. For now, Frederick Leonard is not married and there is no news of him engaged with any woman or man.