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Oyin Oladejo

Last updated: February 7, 2023

Ms. Oladejo graduated from the prestigious Humber School of Creative & Performing Arts in Toronto, having immigrated to Canada from Nigeria in her teens. Within the next few years Oyin worked non-stop in Canadian theatre - IN THIS WORLD, by Roseneath Theatre, for which she won Toronto’s top theatre award, The Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance; several productions for Soulpepper Theatre, including CRUCIBLE, TARTUFFE, EURYDICE, A DOLL’S HOUSE and NOISES OFF; TOMORROW LOVE with Outside the March, in which the actors were told nightly which roles they’d play by the audience and IS GOD IS for Canadian Stage.

In film and television, Oyin again bounded to the top very quickly, landing the series regular role of “Joann Owosekun” on the hit series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY for CBS, opposite Jason Isaacs, and Sonequa Martin-Green, currently in its fifth season. She also simultaneously shot the CBC/Hulu/NBC series ENDLINGS. Oyin has just returned to Canada having completed shooting the title role in the feature film ORAH, which shot in both Canada and Nigeria.