Sunday, February 5, 2017

28 Days Of Black Women In Horror: Oluniké Adeliyi

Oluniké Adeliyi (1977- )

A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

Olunike Adeliyi was born in Toronto, Canada and raised in both St. Anne's, Jamaica and Brampton, Ontario in Canada. She got the acting bug at a very young age after being cast as the Artful Dodger in her middle school play "Oliver Twist". She studied her craft at The Canadian Academy of Method Acting and continued her studies at the Professional Actors Lab working with Canada's well-known artistic director, David Rotenberg. Oluniké also studied at the Lonsdale Smith Studio in Toronto and Los Angeles. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, Oluniké has performed in theaters throughout Canada and the U.S, playing leading roles in, "Blue Window", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Children's Hour", "Jitney", and Michael Cristofer's play "The Shadow Box." A multi-talented performer, she is also an accomplished dancer who has toured for major international recording artists including Shaggy, George Clinton and other renowned musicians.(Source)

About A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

Oluniké's portrayal of wife and mother Kim in a horror short within an anthology managed to eclipse any other performance in the entire film. The post-discussions I've had and heard about 'the changeling' segment of A Christmas Horror Story in which Adeliyi stars always rolls into the deeper meanings behind how each of the three characters interact with each other, with particular care to Kim as a woman who plays a flawed yet fearless and real person concerned about the fate of her marriage and preoccupation with her son's peculiar behavior once they return from a Christmas tree picking outing. What lies beneath the fragility of this family, well, you'll have to see for yourself.

Other Genre Performances

Officer Daniels, Taken Too Far (2016)
Ren, The Emissary (2016)
Artura Senbek, Killjoys (2016)
Suri Middleton, Lost Girl (2015)
Tammy 'Armageddon' Jenkins, Saving Hope (2015)Return Unit Nurse, The Returned (2013)
Rebecca Kalb, The Listener (2012)Cecilia, Being Human (2012)
Sidney, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)
Charisma, (2003)

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