- Birth name: Hope Adjoko Olubunkonla Olaide Wilson
- Other names: Hope Olaidé Wilson, Hope Wilson
- Date of Birth: 16 August 1985
- Age: 37 years old
- Zodiac: Leo
- Place of birth: The United Kingdom
- Nationality: English-Nigerian
- Ethnicity: Yoruba ethnic extraction
- Career: Actress
- Famous for: Appearing in I Can Do Bad By Myself
- Relationship Status: Single
- Height: 5 feet 2 inches
- Hair Color: Black
Fascinating Facts About Hope Olaide Wilson
1. Hope Olaidé Wilson is of Nigerian roots
The talented actress who is often referred to as Hope Wilson was born Hope Adjoko Olubunkonla Olaide Wilson in the United Kingdom on 16 August 1985 which means she is currently years old. She was brought up in London and Lagos Nigeria, where she has her roots as her parents are originally of Yoruba extraction.
The names of her parents are not known, but it is known that she was brought up in a happy and healthy home together with her sister, Liz.
She went to CUNY School of Professional Studies from where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business and then she got her training from the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art.
2. She has been an actress since the mid-2000s
The career of Hope Olaide is one that has lasted close to 2 decades. Although began acting prior to 2006, her first recorded production was listed as Untold Stories of the ER, a documentary she took part in in 2006. In 2007, she took part in The Unit, followed by more films and TV series including I Can Do Bad By Myself in 2009 which became one of her earliest big works having appeared with people such as Tyler Perry and Mary J. Blige.
She came to appear in many more works including the following:
- Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
- Dark Blue (2009)
- Cold Case (2009)
- Lie To Me (2010)
- Faith and Dreams (2010)
- Southland (2012)
- Glee (2012)
- After the Dark (2013)
- Mind Games (2014)
- Midnight Sex Run (2015)
- Code Black (2016)
- Seven Seconds (2018)
- Spenser Confidential (2020)
- Thorp (2020)
4. Hope is behind Indigo Veil Media
A very talented and hardworking individual, Hope is the founder of Indigo Veil Media, under which she has produced several films and shows. The multimedia production company is located in Manhattan, New York and it is behind various works including the 2021 film, Brave New World Shorts.
5. She has been recognized with various awards and accolades
A recipient of the 2018 Made in NY Media Center Incubator Fellowship, Hope has taken home several awards in her career thus far, including the following:
- 2009 Diversity Awards for Promising Talent Award.
- 2017 Jack Jones Literary Arts ‘Octavia Butler Fellowship’
- Finalist for the Stowe Story Labs/Tangerine Entertainment Screenwriting Fellowship in 2017
6. Hope is not the only talented member of her family
Hope is not the only member of her family who is in the entertainment business as her older sister, Liz Femi is also an actress. Liz Femi Wilson is known for films works such as the 2010 short film Faith and Dreams, the TV series The Celibate, Things Never Said, NoWhere: A Jimmy Chhiu Film, and Ratched.
The two sisters have also worked on the one-woman play, Take Me To The Poorhouse which was written and performed by Liz while Hope Olaide, was named the producer. Apart from acting, Liz is also a writer and director.
7. Is Hope Olaidé Wilson married?
The actress has done very well in keeping everything about her private life away from the prying eyes of the public. It is because of this that it is now very much unclear if she is now married or if she is still single. More so, her sexuality is still not known to the public.
8. She is also a tech enthusiast
Although acting and production is her first love, Hope has also drawn interest in the tech space. She is now a software engineer and has an interest in telling stories through data and digital media.
Because of her love for tech, she is now running a fAda Developers Academy.
9. How tall is the actress
Of African-American race and Yoruba ethnic background, Hope is a beautiful woman who has a height of 5 feet 2 inches. She also has a chubby body build and dark hair.
10. Where is the actress?
Wilson is still very much involved in her career as an actress and filmmaker. Nonetheless, she is spending more time behind the scene than on the scene. More so, she spends a better deal of her time in New York and Frankfurt, Germany where she lives.