Judi Shekoni

Judith Shekoni is an English actress, from Manchester, England, she is of British and Nigerian heritage.

Judi Shekoni
Judith Shekoni

Manchester, England
Notable work
Twilight, Heroes Reborn, Ice, Maleficent


Judith began her television career with a breakout role as Marjorie "Precious" Hudson (née Hulton) in the BBC1 soap EastEnders. She then moved into film with roles including Garfield 2 for Fox, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Renee and Ali G Indahouse

Judith lived and studied in Los Angeles for 10 years where she has appeared on US television shows such as NCIS, All of Us and Damages,Fat Friends and The King of Queens

Whilst in Los Angeles she worked with Oscar-winning director Bill Condon in the worldwide film success The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. She joined the cast as a lead in Heroes Reborn in 2015, the NBC reboot of the hugely successful original Heroes TV Show, where she played Joanne Collins opposite Zachary Levi.[1]

Relocating back to the UK in 2016 Judith appeared in the second season of the BBC1 drama Ordinary Lies written by Bafta winning writer Danny Brocklehurst airing in November 2016.[2] She then filmed 2 seasons as the female lead opposite Donald Sutherland and Ray Winston for the American cable series Ice, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training day, Magnificent Seven) appearing as Lady Rah, the kingpin of LA Diamond Trade.[3]

She continues to reside in London, England and stars as Shrike in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil for Disney, with Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfieffer.[4]




Shekoni along with British model Amanda Van Annan is the founder of Extension Evolution,[9] a company supplying premium hair extensions and is also the founder of two other companies, Make It America[10] and Actors Evolution.[11]


  1. "Exclusive: Twilight Star Joins Heroes Reborn". eonline.com. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  2. "Episode 2, Series 2, Ordinary Lies - BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  3. Petski, Denise (15 August 2016). "Antoine Fuqua's Audience Drama 'Ice' Casts Judith Shekoni; 'Transparent' Adds Molly Bernard". deadline.com. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  4. https://variety.com/2018/film/news/maleficent-2-adds-ice-and-heroes-reborn-star-judith-shekoni-to-cast-exclusive-1202837475/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. "Movie Review: Club Dancer – Low brow effrontery". The Free Press Journal. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  6. Clarke, Stewart (11 June 2018). "'Maleficent 2' Adds Judith Shekoni of 'Heroes Reborn' and 'Ice' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  7. "Breaking News - FOX Gives Updates on "Lie to Me," Reality Projects - TheFutonCritic.com". www.thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  8. "Heroes Reborn". NBC.com. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  9. "History of Extension Evolution". Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  10. "Make It America". Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  11. "Actors Evolution "Who we are" page". Archived from the original on 3 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
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