Frederick Nnaemeka Leonard (born 1 May 1980) 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.
Leonard is an orphan and has spoken publicly about the devastating impact of losing both parents especially the death of his mother which he described as an unfortunate incident that has created a void in his life. Leonard in an interview with a Nigerian print media This Day, described himself as introvert and not the party type and also revealed that he doesn’t drink nor smoke and maintains a very small circle of few friends and family.
Early Life and Career
Leonard was born in Anambra state in Nigeria which is a south eastern geographical area of Nigeria predominantly occupied by the igbo people of Nigeria. He is the first born 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 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 into 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 in 2019 produced a movie titled Void.
Wife and Family
As of 2021, Frederick Leonard is currently single and not yet married.
According to him, even though he doesn’t want to end up alone, he doesn’t want to end up in a miserable marriage.
“No, I have not lost hope in marriage. It is just the time we live in. I believe in marriage and even the Bible says that it is not good for man to be alone. I do not want to end up alone. I do not want to end up miserable,” he said.
“I want to be with someone who I have a lot of things in common with; someone I’m compatible with. I believe in the institution of marriage, and I think that people should be more realistic with themselves when it comes to picking a partner.”
Net Worth and Wealth
Frederick Leonard is one of the richest Nollywood actor currently in the movie industry since joining in 2001. Frederick Leonard’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $800, 000 – $2.5 million (net worth estimated in 2021).
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