Popular Hugo Wallace Weaving, actor in Matrix, Captain America was born in Ibadan

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Hugo Wallace Weaving

One of Hollywood’s sensations, Hugo Wallace Weaving, is born to English parent in University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital.

Weaving was born on April 4, 1960, during the time when Nigeria was still a colony under the British empire.

The Hollywood star has been in popular movies like Matrix, the Lord of the Rings, The First Avenger, and Captain America, to mention just a few.

Nigeria is home to many stars that keep making the nation proud. Hugo Wallace Weaving is one of such people whose root by birth is traced to Ibadan, Oyo state capital.

Weaving was born on April 4, 1960, just a few months away from the country’s independence of October 1, 1960.

He has featured in my films like Captain America, The First Avenger, the Australian television series Bodyline. However, the most popular set of movies he cast for were The Matrix where he acted as Agent Smith and The Lord of the Rings.

According to his public profile, Weaving was born in Nigeria to a British parent at the University Teaching Hospital in Ibadan during the time Nigeria was still a colony.

It should be noted that his family returned to the United Kingdom a year after his birth where they settled in Bedford. A few years later, his family had to move to Australia where they live at different times in Melbourne and Sydney.

They came back to Africa sometimes during Weaving’s childhood and lived in Johannesburg in South Africa before they went back to the UK.

Performance has always been Weaving’s passion as he acted in a play in 1973 when he was a student of Downs school.

In 1981, Weaving graduated from Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, where he got technically prepared as an actor.

Of all the movies he acted in, his enigmatic role in Matrix as Agent Smith beats all of them. That particular role seems to be the defining stamp that shot up his career.