Obi trained at RADA and was named as a ‘Star of Tomorrow’ by Screen International in 2010 and ‘an actor to watch’ by IndieWire.
He had a leading role in the feature Tula: The Revolt opposite Danny Glover and was also seen opposite Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz in Gambit. He was a regular on the UK miniseries The Take with Tom Hardy, Injustice with James Purefoy, Moses Jones with Eamonn Walker and The Nativity with Tatiana Maslany. He also guest starred on the Cinemax series Strike Back and BBC’s Foyle’s War.
He recently finished starring in the Irish Rep’s production of The Emperor Jones and just had a lead role in the new Sky comedy miniseries Delicious with Dawn French. He just starred opposite Juliette Binoche in Ivo van Hove’s production of Antigone at BAM. He also has a major supporting role in the upcoming feature London Fields opposite Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton and Theo James, which premiered at Toronto.
Obi will next be seen in a recurring role on the third season of the Showtime series Billions and in the upcoming film Faraway Eyes.