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Frederick Leonard Biography, Age, Net Worth, Marriage

Frederick Leonard Biography, Age, Net Worth, Marriage | Daily Report Nigeria

Frederick Leonard Biography

Frederick Leonard is regarded as one of Nigeria’s most accomplished and attractive Nollywood actors. Throughout his more than 20-year career, the prolific actor has been in several films in both the lead and supporting parts.

Like many other fine lads in Nollywood, he has been involved in his fair share of controversies and romance rumors. The impressive acting career of this Kaduna Polytechnic biochemistry graduate has seen him win several accolades.

Frederick Leonard Age, Birthplace, and Education

Frederick is an Igbo man who comes from Nnewi, in the Nigerian state of Anambra, and is the first child of Igbo parents. His full name is Frederick Nnaemeka Leonard. He came from a household of two children and was born many years before his sister.

Frederick grew up in an extremely fun-filled environment because his parents had a theme park in Lagos, which is important to any child.

The Nollywood actor was born on May 1st, 1980 in the east of Nigeria. The month of May 2022 marked his 42nd birthday. He went to St. Peter’s Anglican Elementary School in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos State for his primary schooling.

He then continued to Oregun High School in Oregun, another Lagos location. Frederick Leonard also traveled to the north of the nation to complete his biochemistry degree at the Kaduna Polytechnic in Kaduna State.

Unfortunately, he lost both of his parents and is now an orphan. In one of his interviews, he admitted that the death of his two parents, particularly his mother, has left a gap in his life.

In 2000, he lost his father, leaving their mother to shoulder the burden of family obligation. In 2016, his mother finally passed away. Before he was able to stand up again, it took him some time.

Frederick Leonard Career

Frederick Leonard graduated from Kaduna State Polytechnic with a biochemistry degree, but he started acting in 2008. His mother wanted him to major in sciences, so he chose biochemistry to appease her.

Fortunately, he completed his education early in life and began acting in movies, which was his passion.

He is the Nollywood director and CEO of Cineworx Entertainment. In 2009, the blockbuster TV movie series “Disclosure” and the film “Indian Doctor” were responsible for his rise to fame. In addition to modeling, Frederick started his acting career in 2001.

Shortly after making his screen debut in 2001, he took a break from acting to advance his modeling career and broaden his educational background. Seven(7) years later, In 2009 was when Frederick was featured in the movie “The Indian Doctor” Since 2008 Leonard has been in plenty of films, including “Disclosure.”

Frederick Leonard feels that even though Nollywood accounts for 1.3% of Nigeria’s GDP, African cinema is more than just a way to boost any nation’s GDP. Even so, cinema is a potent medium for telling stories that can educate and promote African culture around the globe.

Frederick, the actor who switched from science to art, has won numerous prestigious accolades such as;
i. Best supporting actor in GIAMA awards,
ii. Best Actor in AFRIFIMO awards, and
iii. Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards among others.

Frederick Leonard Marriage/ Relationship

There has been discussion over Frederick’s sexual orientation and marital status for a while. Many people still view the actor as gay even though he frequently plays a married man in films because he has stayed unmarried.

He was charged with homosexuality, which he adamantly denied. He had several ladies in and out of his life before marrying Ovire, including Cutie Juls, Peggy Ovire, Kay Samuels, Chioma Akpotha, and Lota Chukwu.

An image purported to be Frederick Leonard and actress Kay Samuel’s wedding photo appeared online in March 2016. But the reality showed that it was just a scene from a movie.

Frederick and Peggy Ovire were previously engaged three years ago, but their union lasted just a year before they called it quits.

On October 21, 2022, Frederick Leonard made his relationship with Nigerian model, actress, and producer Peggy Ovire public. As it turns out, Freddie resumed his connection with Peggy while avoiding the public.

Frederick Leonard and Peggy Ovire
Frederick Leonard and Peggy Ovire

Freddie and Peggy were married on November 19 in Warri, Delta state, Peggy’s home state, after making their relationship public.

Frederick Leonard Net Worth

Frederick Leonard is a model as well as an actor. He has been a working actor for 11 years and a model for nearly 17 years.

Frederick also serves as Cineworx Entertainment’s CEO. The dashing actor had served as Diamond Ark Lifestyle, an Indian fashion company, as its brand ambassador. The estimated net worth of Fred Leonard is $500,000.