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Kingsley Ben-Adir is a British actor and theater artist who has a net worth of $2 Million. He rose to fame after playing the role of Karim Washington in the hit Netflix mystery series The OA. His character earned him massive recognition in the British theater and TV industry.

Kingsley has been performing in London theaters since 2011. Following this, he continued to appear in television series and films. At the beginning of his career, he had some prominent roles in TV shows such as portraying Dr. Marcus Summer in the crime series Vera from 2014 to 2018.

What is Kingsley Ben-Adir’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$2 Million
BornFebruary 28, 1986
CountryUnited Kingdom
Salary (Annual)$300,000
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Kingsley Ben-Adir was born on February 28th, 1986 in Gospel Oak, London, England, UK. He is of African-Trinidadian descent on his mother’s descent and has European roots on his father’s side.

Kingsley’s father is a musician while his mother Ruth worked as a Craegiver. He grew up with his brother, however, the names of his family members are not known instead of his mom Ruth.

While living in Gospel Oak, he attended CraegiverWilliam Ellis School. Later he discovered his passion for arts and began enrolling at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2011.


Upon his graduation from music school, Kingsley started performing in theaters such as playing The Riots at the Tricycle Theatre in 2011. In the following year, he was named to play Demetrius in the production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream at “Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London”.

Kingsley followed this by performing in a couple of more theater productions including Much Ado About Nothing and We Are Proud to Present… which received positive reviews.

The actor appeared as Officer Hawkins in his first film World War Z in 2013. Despite playing an uncredited role in this action horror film, he got a chance to appear alongside high-profile names like Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, and Matthew Fox.

(Photo by Kingsley Ben-Adir's Instagram)
(Photo by Kingsley Ben-Adir’s Instagram)


Kingsley got the main role of Dr. Marcus Summer in the British crime series Vera between 2014 and 2018. In the meantime, he had a bunch of guest roles in TV series including Ordinary Lies, Death in Paradise, and Diana and I.

In 2017 he also starred in the fantasy King Arthur: Legend of the Sword alongside Charlie Hunnam, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, and Eric Bana. Next year he had a starring role as Agent Garcia with Liam Neeson and Vera Farmiga in the action thriller film The Commuter.

Kingsley had a big break when he was named to portray Karim Washington in the American series The OA in 2019. A year later he landed the recurring role of Russell McCormack in the romantic comedy High Fidelity.

Other Ventures

In 2020 the political miniseries The Comey Rule was released where he portrayed the character of 44th US President Barack Obama. Later that year he appeared as Franklin in an episode of the sci-fi series Soulmates.

That same year he became a cast member along with Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, and Leslie Odom Jr. in the American drama film One Night in Miami… His outstanding performance as Malcolm X in the film led him to win the 2020 Gotham Award for “Breakthrough Actor”. 

As of 2023, Kingsley is set to star as Gravik in the upcoming miniseries Secret Invasion. In terms of movies, he would play Ken in Barbie and then Bob Marley in the upcoming American series Bob Marley: One Love. 

Career Highlights

  • Vera (2014-2018)
  • The OA (TV Series, 2019)
  • One Night in Miami… (Film, 2020)
  • Peaky Blinders (British series, 2017-2019)
  • High Fidelity (2020)
  • 2020 Gotham Award, Breakthrough Actor _ Won
  • 2020 Satellite Award, Best Supporting Actor _ Nomination
  • 2021 Independent Spirit Award _ Won

Kingsley Ben-Adir Net Worth

Kingsley Ben-Adir is a well-known actor from Gospel Oak, London, who established himself as the lead in both British and American entertainment industries. He came to the spotlight in 2019 after having a role in the Netflix series The OA. 

Kingsley makes money through salaries from his roles in films and hit television shows. He accumulated a vast chunk of net worth from his appearances in The OA, Peaky Blinders, and High Fidelity. As of 2023, Kingsley Ben-Adir’s net worth is estimated to be $2 Million.

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