Frederick Nnaemeka Leonard is a Nigerian actor who won the award for Best Supporting Actor in a movie at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards in 2014 and in 2016 won the City People Movie Award For Best Supporting Actor of the Year (English) at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Early life and education
Leonard was born in Anambra state in Nigeria which is a southeastern geographical area of Nigeria predominantly occupied by the Igbo people of Nigeria. He is the firstborn child of his parents in a family of four consisting of two children, a mother, and a father. He received primary education in St Peter’s Anglican Primary School, Alausa, Ikeja In Lagos State, and attended Oregun High School in Oregun, Ikeja In Lagos State also for secondary education. In a bid to obtain a B.Sc. degree, he relocated to Kaduna State In Northern Nigeria and applied to Kaduna Polytechnic where he was accepted and eventually graduated with a B.Sc degree in Biochemistry.
Leonard debuted his career in the Nigerian movie industry in 2001 where he played brief one-scene roles and took a break from acting almost immediately as he debuted in order to complete his university education and obtain a degree. Upon completion of his university education, Leonard returned to the Nigerian movie industry referred to commonly as Nollywood in 2008 and obtained his first-ever lead role character in a movie titled Indian Doctor. In 2009, he ventured into the Nigerian Tv soap opera series and featured in a TV series titled Disclosure which aired predominantly on Africa Magic on DSTV. Leonard debuted his career with a movie titled Grey and subsequently, 2019 produced a movie titled Void .
Leonard credited Bimbo Akintola, a Nigerian female actress as one of the people who have influenced his acting style.
- Leonard won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards in 2014.
- Leonard won the City People Movie Award For Best Supporting Actor of the Year (English) at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2016.
Frederick Leonard’s net worth is estimated to be $700,000, according to the list of richest Nigerian celebrities.