Zack Orji Biography, Age, State Of Origin, Net Worth, Movies, Daughter, Wife, Children, Son, Leo’Nel, Family, Wikipedia

Zack Orji Biography: Age, State Of Origin, Net Worth, Movies, Daughter, Wife, Children, Son, Leo’Nel, Family, Wikipedia

Posted By Blessing Buchi May 5, 2023


Zack Orji (born October 10, 1960), whose real name is Zachee Ama Orji, is a Nigerian-born actor, director, producer, and filmmaker. He is a legendary film actor, working with the Nollywood family.

He was first featured in the 1991 Nollywood film Unforgiven Sin.

Zack Orji gained fame after he was featured in the film Glamour Girls. After his success story in the film Glamour Girls, he has starred in different movies and has grown in the industry to become an icon.

Zack Orji
Zack Orji: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Zachee Ama Orji
Stage Name: Zack Orji
Born: 30 October 1960 (age 63 years old)
Place of Birth: Libreville, Gabon
State Of Origin: Enugu State
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: N/A
Parents: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Wife • Spouse: Ngozi Orji
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Leo’Nel, Princess Orji, Michelle Orji
Occupation: Actor • Filmmaker
Net Worth: US$3 million

Early Life

Zack Orji was born and raised in different places. He was born in Libreville in Gabon and grew up in Cameroon, Benin, and Togo. 

He was born on the 30th of October in 1960 and is currently 63 years old. His state of origin can be traced to Nsukka, Enugu State.

Zack Orji was set to study medicine, but he failed to appear at his examination, which made him disqualified.

Hence, he was left to study English and French, which his father was unhappy about as he wanted him to study medicine.


In 1991, Zack Orji was featured in his first Nollywood movie, Unforgiven Sin. His star shone when he was featured in the movie Glamour Girls.

This created an open gateway for him, and he has since been featured in many Nollywood movies, which have also boosted his career in the film industry. Zack Orji was the former president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria and an ordained minister.

Recently, he was featured in a movie titled King of Boys, which was produced by Kemi Adetiba. The film starred Zack Orji alongside other actors and actresses like Sola SobowaleAdesua EtomiOmoni Oboli, Toni Tones, Akin Lewis, Osas Ighodaro, Paul Sambo, Samuel Adedoyin, Nedu Wazobia, and Sani Mu’azu. Rappers like Reminisce and IllBliss also made their debut with this movie.

Awards & Nominations

The gifted actor Zack Orji 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

Personal Life

Zack Orji is married to Ngozi Orji. The two have been together for quite some time.

The Nigerian-born Nollywood actor, Zack Orji is a father of three children. There is only one son who is known by the public. There is no known information on the gender and the children’s names. 

Zack Orji is the father of Leo’Nel Chukwuemeka Orji. His son is also known as Leo’Nel. Leonel is an upcoming musician and producer whose love for music started at the age of nine talks about his soon-to-be-released single ‘Celebrate’, his foray into music, among other issues. Zack Orji has three children, a son named Leo’Nel, and two daughters named Princess Orji and Michelle Orji.

Net Worth

Zack Orji has enjoyed a long career in the entertainment industry spanning almost three decades. He has accumulated a modest fortune through proceeds from his work as a producer, actor, director.

Zack Orji is estimated to have a net worth of about US$3 million.


The following are movies done by Zack Orji since his career began:

  • The Blues Kingdom
  • Benson’s Villa
  • Wings of a Dove
  • Hatred
  • Sink or Swim: The Perilous Journey
  • The Bridge
  • Edge of Darkness
  • Heritage
  • Olokun- The Big City
  • Sacred Heart
  • Brave Heart
  • Nostalgia
  • Above Death: In God We Trust 2003
  • All My Life 2004
  • Women’s Cot 2005
  • Games Women play in 2005
  • Half of a Yellow Sun 2013
  • Mama Africa 2014
  • Head Gone 2014
  • As Crazy as It Gets 2015
  • Three Wise Men 2016
  • Did I Marry You or Your Mother 2017
  • Who Killed My Mother 1&2 2017
  • Bridge of No Return 2017
  • Descent 2017
  • Christmas is coming 2017
  • Zonal Leader 2017
  • Melissa 2018
  • The Little Devil 2018
  • Payday 2018
  • Beautiful Sunset 2018
  • Long Walk To Nothing 2019
  • The Other Woman 2019

Social Media

  • Instagram: @realzackorji
  • Twitter: @RealZackOrji
  • Facebook: Zack Orji
  • IMDb: Zack Orji

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