Okieriete Onaodowan is a GRAMMY® Award-winning stage, film and television actor. Known for his acclaimed performances on Broadway, Onaodowan is best known to audiences for starring as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster Broadway musical Hamilton. Since making his Broadway debut in 2012, Onaodowan has also starred in productions of Cyrano de Bergerac and Rocky. He was most recently seen as the lead Pierre in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. Directed by Rachel Chavkin, the production was a sung-through musical adaptation of a segment of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace.
Additionally, Onaodowan will appear as Ben in the short film Anna & The Asteroid as well as Cal in The Super, a film about a man who becomes the superintendent of a large New York City apartment building where people mysteriously go missing. He previously starred as Lester in Person to Person, alongside Michael Cera, and in Thanks for Sharing with Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow. Additionally, he has starred in short films The One You Marry and Ribbons.
On the small screen, Onaodowan played Afrika Bambaataa in Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down on Netflix. He has also starred in a recurring role on HBO's Ballers, alongside Dwayne Johnson. Prior to this, Onaodowan played the role of Raneed on HBO's Girls. Other television credits include Law & Order: SVU, NYC 22 and Gravity.
Okieriete Onaodowan resides in New York City.