Nicholas-Pinnock
Nicholas Pinnock | Biography

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  • Full Name Nicholas Andre Pinnock
  • Ethnicity Black
  • Nationality English
  • Birthplace London, England
  • Birth Date Sep 02, 1973
  • Age 48 Years, 8 Months
  • Zodiac Sign Virgo
  • Occupation Actor, Producer
  • Relationship Status Undisclosed
  • Net Worth Undisclosed
Aaron Wallace in the TV legal Drama 'For Life'

Nicholas Pinnock | Biography

S.H.I.E.L.D tech in the 2011 superhero film 'Captain America: The First Avenger'

'For Life' follows the story of the lead character Aaron Wallace, portrayed by British actor Nicholas Pinnock, who is falsely convicted as a drug lord. He is then sentenced to life imprisonment. While serving his time in prison, he studies law, becomes a licensed paralegal, and helps his inmates in court cases. Moreover, he also reopens his case and fights himself to overturn the life sentence decision of the court.


Nicholas Pinnock is an actor and producer. He has recently appeared as Aaron Wallace in the TV legal drama, For Life (2020-2021).

Who is Nicholas Pinnock?

Nicholas Pinnock is an English actor born in London, England, on 2 September 1973. He has mainly gained fame for his appearance as a S.H.I.E.L.D tech in the 2011 superhero film Captain America: The First Avenger.

Pinnock made his acting industry debut in 1986 as a child actor Jeff in the TV movie Mr. Magus Is Waiting For You. It followed his first prominent TV role as Nic in the E.M.U TV series, Emu Wide World. From 1987 to 1988, he appeared in all 30 episodes through three different seasons.

In over 35 years of an acting career, Pinnock holds credits for appearing in five dozen TV series, short films, and movies. His most prominent roles are in Grange Hill (1995 TV series), New World Disorder (1999 Film), Little Foxes (2009 Film), Mandela: The Prison Years (2013 TV movie), Fortitude (2015 TV series), Candice (2017 short film), Marcella (2016-2018 TV series), For Life (2020-2021 TV series), etc.

Furthermore, Pinnock has at least one upcoming TV series, Django, set to release sometime in 2022. The series is an English adaptation of the 1966 Italian feature film of the same name. Alongside Pinnock, Sherlock Holmes alum actor Noomi Rapace and Matthias Schoenaerts are the other star casts in the series.

Played Jason Backland in British Investigative Series 'Marcella'

The British detective TV series, Marcella, premiered on the English TV network ITV on 4 April 2016. It was created by the famous Swedish screenwriter and actor Hans Rosenfeldt. The series has aired 24 episodes over three seasons from 2016 to 2021.

It follows a plot where the series' lead character Marcella, a former detective, returns to her job. She works on an 11 years old unsolved case that involves an unidentified killer who has recently become active again. 

The series also shows how Marcella deals with the serial killings in her town while also handling her hectic personal life where her husband of 15 years suddenly decides to leave her.

Pinnock played Marcella's husband, Jason Backland, in the series. He has appeared in 12 episodes through season 1 and season 2.

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Appeared and Produced ABC Drama 'For Life'

The ABC legal drama series, For Life was created by the American TV director and producer Hank Steinberg. It premiered its first season on the channel on 11 February 2020. As of now, 23 episodes have aired on ABC over two seasons until February 2021.

The series follows the story of the lead character Aaron Wallace, portrayed by British actor Nicholas Pinnock, who is falsely convicted as a drug lord. He is then sentenced to life imprisonment. While serving his time in prison, he studies law, becomes a licensed paralegal, and helps his inmates in court cases. Moreover, he also reopens his case and fights himself to overturn the life sentence decision of the court.

Nicholas Pinnock in 'For Life'
Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace in the ABC Series 'For Life' in 2020 (Photo: Instagram)

Following the end of the first season, the series was renewed for its second installation in June 2020. However, in season 2, which was released on 18 November 2020, Pinnock was not only the star cast but was also made a producer of the show.

In an interview with Variety in October 2020, Pinnock talked about filming for season 2 of the series amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. He spoke about the strict measures and safety protocols everyone followed on the show's set. He said, "Everyone's doing their bit, being responsible, and it's the safe way to film during COVID and the easiest way for us to get through everything without risk of infection."

Is He Married?

Despite mostly being in the limelight, Pinnock has successfully kept his personal life details a secret. He has revealed no information regarding his relationship status in the media. Moreover, rumors are tangling around him related to his dating life.

However, in a decade-old tweet made via his official Twitter handle on 21 September 2012, he revealed that he was not married. He wrote, "I'm attending a wedding too. No wife to embarrass though… Enjoy, friend."

Is Nicholas Pinnock Related to Denzel Washington?

Authentic internet sites do not contain information if Pinnock's and Denzel Washington are related. However, both the personalities are from the same professional background.

While Pinnock is an English actor, Denzel, on the other hand, is an American actor born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York, USA. He is primarily a film actor with 60 acting credits to date. 

His most notable appearances are in The Book Of Eli (2010 film), The Equalizer (2014 film), The Magnificent Seven (2016 film), The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021 film), etc. Moreover, Denzel is one among the only five actors who have received 'Academy Awards' nominations for his work in five different decades in the film industry.

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