Desmond Elliot, born Desmond Oluwashola Elliot is a Nigerian actor, director, and politician.
He was born on the 4th of February 1974. He is 46 years old. He won the best supporting actor in a drama at the 2nd Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards and was nominated for the best supporting actor at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
He was elected as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency, in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections.
Let’s take a look at his biography below.
Desmond Elliot Full Name
He was born Desmond Oluwashola Elliot but is popularly known as just Desmond Elliot.
Desmond Elliot Age
He was born on the 4th of February 1974. He is 46 years old.
Desmond Elliot Hometown
Elliot was born to a Yoruba father from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island, Lagos.
Desmond Elliot Early Life and Education
He had his primary education at Air Force Primary School and later attended St John’s College, both in Jos.
He then studied economics at Lagos State University and graduated in 2003.
Desmond Elliot Personal Life
Elliot is married to Victoria Elliot and has four children. He is involved in public relations for Globacom.
Desmond Elliot Career
Elliot was influenced by a friend to become an actor. He started playing roles in soap operas like Everyday People, One Too Much and Saints, and Sinners.
In 2008, Elliot co-produced and co-directed the movie “Reloaded” which received 3 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009.
In 2009 and 2010, Elliot was nominated for the Best Actor category at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
He is one of Nollywood’s leading actors, having appeared in over two hundred films including Men Who Cheat, Yahoo Millionaire and Atlanta.
Desmond Elliot Politics
Elliot declared his intentions in September 2014 to run for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress.
He contested and won the Surulere Constituency in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections.
Desmond Elliot Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
His official Instagram username is @desmondelliot. He is known on Twitter as @deselliot. His Facebook account is simply Desmond Elliot.