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Zack Orji biography: age, wife, children, net worth, movies



Zack Orji is no new name in Nollywood. He is a legendary actor, producer, filmmaker, director, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Today, he has more than 250 movies to his name. How well do you know the actor?

Zack Orji biography

Zack Orji looking all smiles . Photo: @zack_orji11 Source: Instagram

Who is Zack Orji? He is a renowned actor, producer, filmmaker, director, philanthropist, and entrepreneur who has created a name for himself locally and internationally. Zack is one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria. Here is all you need to about Zack Orji.

Profile summary

Full name: Zachee Ama Orji

Date of birth: October 10, 1960

Zack Orji age: 60 years (as of 2021)

Gender: Male

Career: Actor

Languages: English and French

Zack Orji biography

The famous actor was born on October 10, 1960, in Libreville, Gabon. He grew up in Cameroon, Togo, and the Benin Republic, all in West Africa. Zack is the eldest child in a family of seven children.

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The actor enjoyed fetching firewood during his childhood days and was of great help to his mother, who was in the soft drinks business. His father’s dream for him was to study medicine. However, the actor was absent during the exam day, which resulted in automatic disqualification for that year.

Zack Orji biography

Zack Orji out and about on a bright and sunny day. Photo: @zack_orji11 Source: Instagram

He then relocated to Nigeria after completing his primary and secondary school education. He joined the University of Nigeria Nsukka, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Estate Management.

After completing his tertiary education, he started making shoes. However, his shop was broken into, and several items were stolen.


The talented actor developed an interest and passion for acting at a young age. His debut was in the film known as Unforgiving Sin (1991). Since then, he has featured in more than 200 movies, which is a huge accomplishment. The actor has also ventured into the real estate business and entrepreneurship.

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Zack Orji movies

The actor has showcased his skills and talent in many movies. Here is a glimpse of Zack Orji movies list:

Head Gone

Christmas is Coming

Games Women Play

Women’s Cot

The Blue Kingdom

Three Wise Men

Beson’s Villa

All My Life

Brave Heart

Mama Africa


The Bridge

Half a Yellow Sun

The Witch

Above Death: In God we Trust

Zonal Leader


Sacred Heart

Just One Blood

Blood Money

Emotional Blackmail

Sweet Face

Fire Dancer

Glamour Girls

Brave Heart 2 Olokun – The Big City


Last Warning



Zonal Leader

St. Mary

Zack Orji biography

Zack Orji posing for a picture like the star he is. Photo: @zack_orji11 Source: Instagram


The gifted actor has won various accolades throughout his acting career. Here are some of his notable awards:

Nollywood Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards

City People Entertainment Lifetime Achievement Award

Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards

Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

Best Actor of the Year at the Africa Movie Academy Awards

Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards 

Zack Orji family

The actor is married and has three children. Zack Orji wife is known as Ngozi Orji, and the entire family resides in Nigeria. One of Zack’s son is a rising musician in Nigeria.

Zack Orji net worth

Worth noting, the actor is one of the highest-paid and richest Nollywood actors. He is estimated to have a net worth of about $3 million. Zack Orji is a gifted and creative Nollywood actor. He is one of the most highly sought-after actors who has paved the way for many upcoming Nollywood actors.

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