Karen-Obilom
Karen Obilom | Biography

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  • Full Name Karen Obilom
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Austin, Texas, USA
  • Birth Date Aug 16, 1994
  • Age 28 Years, 1 Months
Cast of Sports Drama Series 'Games People Play'

Karen Obilom | Biography

Began her acting career in the 2012 short movie 'Short Film Princess'

'Games People Play' is a 2019 sports drama series that premiered on BET on 23 April 2019. The show focuses on the lives of NBA couples and friends and shows all the scandals and efforts that players and their entourage will go to achieve the ultimate cover-up to save their families and public persona. Obilom played the role of Nia for ten episodes. 


Karen Obilom is an actress well known for appearing in the TV series Games People Play.

Who is Karen Obilom?

Karen Obilom is an American actress who began her acting career in the 2012 short movie titled Short Film Princess.

In the following years, Obilom continued to appear in several short films such as 5am (2013), Mr. Student Body President (2014), Christmas Is in the Air (2014), Bachelorette Party (2014), and Short Change Hero (2015).

After that, Obilom focused more on TV shows and made minor appearances on The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead (2016), NCIS: Los Angeles (2017), Cupid's Match (2018), Mr. Student Body President (2016-2018), The Vampyr Resistance Corps (2018), and more.

In 2019, she landed her breakthrough role as Nia in the sports TV series Games People Play. Then, from 2020 to 2021, she played Roni Evers, another popular role in the show Doom Patrol. However, Obilom also has an upcoming project House Party, expected to release in 2022.

She is set to appear alongside Tosin Cole, Jacob Latimore, and DC Young Fly star. While the show is being produced by one of the production companies owned by LeBron James. 

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Age and Early Bio

Karen Obilom was born on 16 August 1994 in Austin, Texas. She belongs to American nationality.

Obilom graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood in 2014. She had a consistent passion for acting while in college.

Obilom is a speaker of Igbo, also known as Ibo, one of Nigeria's most widely spoken languages.

Parents

Obilom's parents are Cecilia and Philip Obilom, originally from Imo State, Nigeria's south-eastern region. However, her parents had all of their children in Austin, Texas.

She grew up with three sisters and one younger brother. She had two brothers, but unfortunately, her older brother, Kennedy Ikenna Obilom, died in 2011 at 19.

On 13 October 2020, she shared throwback pictures of her siblings, wishing her late brother, Kennedy, a happy birthday. 

She wrote, "Everyday is dedicated to you. But today. Today is your day, and yours only. I will always memorialize you the best way I can. Happy Birthday to my guardian angel. My protector. My teacher. And my big brother. You would've been 28 today. I mourn for the man we could have known. I rejoice for the young man I knew."

Obilom frequently shares photos of her parents on Instagram. She wished her mother a happy Mother's Day on 13 May 2019 and her father on Father's Day on 17 June 2019.

Karen Obilom with her Family in 2019
Karen Obilom with her Family in 2019 (Photo: Instagram)

'Games People Play'

Games People Play is a 2019 sports drama series that premiered on BET on 23 April 2019. Obilom played the role of Nia for ten episodes. 

The show focuses on the lives of NBA couples and friends and shows all the scandals and efforts that players and their entourage will go to achieve the ultimate cover-up to save their families and public persona.

Games People Play is based on Angela Burt-Murray's popular novel 'Games Divas Play.' It features an ensemble cast of dynamic characters such as a scandalous seductress, a desperate housewife, an ambitious reporter, and the men in their lives.

In a 2019 interview with Sheen Magazine, before the show was released, Obilom talked about it and said, "It's a little bit of a thriller and a lot of drama! There is a lot of sex, love, cheating, its pretty much a reality show except its scripted viewers are really going to love it!"

She further added that her role was not someone she had played in the past. And also that her character development was very new to her. "I've portrayed two people similar to journalists before but I have not played anything in the realms of a basketball wife or Hollywood life kind of person. It's based on a true story which was crazy to me because I couldn't imagine that people really go through such things. My character and I are similar in that way because we're kind of watching it unfold in awe," she enunciated. 

Boyfriend

Obilom is in a relationship with Darryl Wesley, a writer, actor, producer, and director. The couple has also worked together in the film Along Ways From Okay.

However, not much is known about Obilom and Darryl Wesley's relationship or about when they started dating or first met.

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