FULL NAME: Michael Ezuruonye
DATE OF BIRTH: 21st of September, 1982
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: MARRIED
EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
The versatile actor was born in Lagos
Nigeria on the 21st of September, 1982 and he is the eldest
of 4 siblings. Mike had his earlier education in Taraba state, Federal Government College
Wukari, in the former Gongola State, actual Taraba State And
Archbishop Aggey Memorial Secondary School,
Northern Nigeria, and later in Lagos.
He had his first degree at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in
Anambra state. Mike has shown interest in acting right from
his elementary primary school days, he was fond of writing
scripts and working behind the camera.
Right from primary school, Michael showed a keen interest
in the world of television. He worked behind the camera
writing scripts on clapper board television.
A good friend of movie producer Jetta Amata, Michael has
always been involved in some capacity in the world of Arts
and Theater despite having studied Accounting.
He was buying fuel at a gas station when he was spotted by
Ruke Amata of the Amata Dynasty and this happy
coincidence set him on tracks to pursue his most cherished
dream of becoming an actor.
CAREER AND LIFE
Unlike many other actors and actresses in Nollywood, Mike
Ezuruonye had his major movie break by chance; he was
spotted by One of Nollywood’s finest movie producers –
Ruke Amata. Amata spotted Mike buying fuel at a filling
station in Lagos but it was movie director- Dickson Iroegbu
that actually game Ezuruonye his first movie break in
Ezuruonye further rose to stardom when he was featured in
one of the bestselling Nollywood movies- critical decision.
Mike’s rise to stardom was very quick, since he started his
acting career in 2003, he has never looked back. Some of
the most popular Mike Ezuruonye movies include; Endless
passion, Critical decision, Unforeseen, Occultic Kingdom,
and Beyond Reason.
Mike Ezuruonye is one of the premier choices for playing
princely roles in many Nollywood movies.
“Critical Decision” was the huge commercial success that
revealed Micheal’s talent home and abroad.
It also made him a household name as well as it established
him on the very select list of the most sought after leading
men in Nollywood.
His shot to fame is the quickest ever observed in the history
of Nollywood by any standards, male and female alike.His
story is sometimes likened to the fairy tale Cinderella.
Though he started his professional career in December
2003, he is today the undisputed most popular leading man
and he never looked back.
To give credit where credit is due, Michael gives accolades
to the people who gave him his break and believed in him
when he still had everything to prove, namely Aquilla
Njamah, Emem Isong, Gabriel Moses and Dickson Iroegbu.
He is ever grateful to the public home and abroad who
adopted him instantly and made him the fastest rising star
in the Nollywood sky. He is devoted to stay worthy of their
following by remaining the hardest working leading man
And last but not least, his eternal gratitude goes to his
loving mother for standing by him all the way.
Mike Ezuruonye son-Reynold was born on October 1st,
2011. Reynold is the first born of the Ezuruonyes, he was
born Canada and he celebrated his first birthday on October
1st 2012, Mike Ezuruonye baby is fondly referred to as
“independence baby” because he shares birthday with
Nigeria’s Independence Day.
The popular actor has gained himself a lot of fame and credits in the entertainment industry.
Has won different awards and gotten many huge endorsement deals being ambassador to different brands.
He is now featured in many of the nollywood movies yearly and even he’s shown in Yoruba movies making him much of a star actor.
The actor have also produced different movies to his name.
AWARDS AND ENDORSEMENTS
Nollywood movie awards Best Lead Male—Mike Ezuruonye (Unforgivable) 2014
Yoruba movie awards 2014 Best crossover act – Mike Ezeronye
Best lead Role at the African Movie Academy
Awards in 2008 and 2009.
And many more…
Mike signed a multimillion naira endorsement deal with telecom giant GLO in 2010 and his contract was renewed several times after that.
The actor also signed another huge endorsement deal with telecom giant Airtel in 2014 said to be worth millions of naira
Mike Ezeruonye family; wife
The wedding between Mike and Keke Nkechi Nnorom was
one of the classiest in the history of Nollywood, the couple
had met during the shooting of a movie in Abuja and the
union was made official on the 13th of November 2010.
Nkechi, Mike’s wife was a medical psychologist in Canada
before relocating to Nigeria in 2010 and as fate would have.