Lennie James is an English actor, screenwriter, and playwright. His Afro-Trinidadian parents originate from Nigeria. Lennie James lived in South London and went to school at Ernest Bevin College. He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1988.
Lennie James has appeared in over 20 films. He wrote the play The Sons of Charlie Paora, which was performed at London`s Royal Court Theatre. He appeared in the short-lived Channel 4 prison drama Buried.
Lennie James appeared in the BBC terrorism drama The State Within, the BBC spy drama Spooks, and starred as Robert Hawkins in the CBS post-apocalyptic drama series Jericho.
Lennie James has three daughters and one son with Giselle Glasman, his longtime partner: Romy, Celine, and Georgia. He is the main cook for his family, and has professed a fondness for Caribbean cuisine. He is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur soccer team.