Adetokumboh M’Cormack is an actor, director and producer born in the West African nation of Sierra Leone. He grew up in Nigeria and Kenya before attending SUNY Purchase in New York where he studied acting and honed his skills as a performer.
A gifted actor with a magnetic on-screen presence, Adetokumboh M’Cormack is swiftly emerging as one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents with a passion for the performing arts and a skill for challenging himself with each role.
M’Cormack credits his mother, who was an actress and teacher, for his love for the performing arts. His mother’s talent and passion rubbed off on him, and as early as four years old M’Cormack began acting, starring in several school plays and musicals.
M’Cormack’s first feature film role afforded him the chance to star alongside Joseph Gordon Levitt in George Miller’s THE GREAT ELEPHANT ESCAPE. Filmed on location in Kenya, the film tells the story of young boys fighting to save an elephant from the hands of a hardhearted businessman.
Following ELEPHANT, M’Cormack’s excitement for acting flourished. With a yearning to study his craft and cultivate his natural skill as a performer, M’Cormack applied to and was accepted into the world-renowned acting program at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film at SUNY Purchase. Excelling as a student, M’Cormack was an active member of the student government, as well as the founder of the University’s first International Student’s Association. M’Cormack received the President’s Award for Achievement in Acting and graduated with high honors.
Shortly thereafter, M’Cormack starred in the mini-series drama, “Whiskey Echo,” as the leader of the Sudanese freedom fight. With an acting career gaining serious momentum, M’Cormack was cast in director Ed Zwick’s five-time Academy Award nominated film BLOOD DIAMOND alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, and Djimon Hounsou.
M’Cormack’s talent is well received by audiences and industry vets alike, allowing him to nab roles on the hit television shows “The Unit,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Without A Trace,” “Cold Case,” “Heroes,” “24”. M’Cormack is also recognized for his role as “Yemi” on the wildly successful ABC series, “Lost.”
His most recent credits include a leading role SONY Pictures Entertainment's blockbuster "Battle: Los Angeles", Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and also the upcoming film "Beyond The Mask" which is slated to be released late 2014.
M’Cormack is a supporter of charitable organizations such as Stand Up 2 Cancer and Aids Project Los Angeles (APLA). He also is on the Executive Board of Inception to Exhibition; (I.T.E) a non-profit organization that provides a holistic arts experience from inception to exhibition by supplying low cost high quality space to artists from a variety of disciplines.
M’Cormack currently lives in Los Angeles.