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Olatokunbo Susan Olasobunmi Abeke "Toks" Olagundoye (born 16 September 1975) is a Nigerian actress and voice actress. She is known for her role as Hayley Shipton in Castle and Jackie Joyner-Kersee in the ABC TV sitcom The Neighbors.

She voiced Zamfir in the Netflix Castlevania animated series.

Background[]

"Toks" Olagundoye is a native of Lagos, Nigeria; daughter of a Norwegian mother and a Nigerian father. She was educated in Nigeria, Switzerland and England for elementary, middle and high school. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre from the Smith College. She later moved to Massachusetts for college and now resides and works on the US.

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Olagundoye made her screen debuts on both TV and the big screen in 2002, in an episode of the television series The Education of Max Bickford, and in the film Brown Sugar later that same year. She appeared opposite Ruby Dee in an off-Broadway production Saint Lucy's Eyes in April 2001, and in 2005 she co-founded the theater company Three Chicks Theatre, which produced Andrea Lepcio's One Nation Under in 2008. Olagundoye has guest-starred on Ugly Betty, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Switched at Birth, NCIS and Prime Suspect. Her film credits include A Beautiful Soul, Come Back to Me, Absolute Trust and The Salon.

In 2012, Olagundoye was cast as a series regular in the ABC comedy series The Neighbors, playing the part of Jackie Joyner-Kersee until the series was canceled after two seasons in 2014. She later had starring roles in the two television pilots: Feed Me, opposite Mary-Louise Parker for NBC, and Amazon's Salem Rogers, co-starring with Leslie Bibb. Olagundoye joined the cast of ABC comedy-drama Castle in 2015 as a series regular in the role of Hayley Shipton.

From 2017 to 2020, she voiced Bentina Beakley for the 2017 reboot of DuckTales. In 2019, Olagundoye had a recurring role on the final season of Veep playing Senator Kemi Talbot.

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This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Toks Olagundoye. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with the Castlevania Wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
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