Having an uncommon ability to cross his teeth and dot his eyes, Keiynan Lonsdale has penned down his name in the record of acting in Australia, a profession so longed for by many.
Getting to become a world renowned actor, who has featured in some hit movies is really not a joke, but Keiynan has achieved this feat anyway. How really did this happen and how did his story play out? We will try to look at his humble beginning and his inspiring present, so as to come to a motivating conclusion that if this talented Nigerian can do it, we all can.
This should help bring the world to a resolve that Nigerians are far better than the average perception and expectation the world has for them.
Still amazed at how he achieved such feat, Keiynan leaves one wondering if it really takes a lot to become a world class actor, since the process looks so natural on him judging from the numbers of movies, interviews and his handsome smile.
Born to a Nigerian father from Edo State southern part of Nigeria (formally Bendel state) and an Australian mother, he has not failed to be a representative of the soil.
His first appearance as an actor was in the Movie Titled Razzle Dazzle, where he featured as a dancer.
He is popularly known for playing Ollie Lloyd in Dance Academy and Uriah Pedrad in The Divergent Series: Insurgent.
Lonsdale debuted in 2007 in the movie Razzle Dazzle: A Journey into Dance. In 2008 he appeared as a guest star in an episode of All Saints, where he played Corey.
On September 24, 2014, Keiynan was hired as Eldon Hanan in The Finest Hours.
On August 5, 2015 it was announced that Lonsdale was chosen to play Wally West in The Flash, as part of the main cast.
Before playing a crucial role as Wally West in “The Flash” movie, Keiynan Lonsdale has already appeared in the CW series playing Joe’s unknown son and Iris’s brother, but in the comics, the character becomes another runner known as Kid Flash. Will the same thing happen in fiction? Let’s hope and leave that to fiction and move on…
In the same movie, Lonsdale stated that he does not want Wally to replace Barry Allen ( Grant Gustin ) as the main Flash, but to fight with him. Now, the actor has returned to speak on the subject in Just Jared Jr. and believes that the fate of Wally will be like in the comics. “I’m sure we’re headed there. We have to do it, “he says. “If it does not happen soon, I’ll make my own suit and take it to the set once in a while so that everyone speeds up the process ” he concludes.
The Flash series broadcast by CW , features in its cast Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon), Candice Patton (Iris West), Tom Cavanagh (Harrison Wells) and Jesse L. Martin (Joe West). The second half of the new delivery of the Scarlet Corridor returns to the small screen in 2016.