Nikki Amuka- Bird is a Nigerian born British actress best known for her roles in Luther, Bad Girls, and Jupiter Ascending.
Nikki was born to journalists Patricia and Sam who lived in Nigeria at the time. When they split up, her mother moved to Antigua whiles Nikki went to boarding school in London.
Nikki married fellow actor, Geoffrey Streatfeild in 2003 and they divorced after seven years in 2010. Some may think that being from a broken home might have probably had a hand in her short marriage. Their divorce however didn’t affect her career. this is because after 2010 her career has spiralled and she has received many award nominations and gotten bigger film and television deals.
In 2016, Nikki received an award from the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA). She was adjudged the Best Leading Actress for her role as ‘Natalie’ in the movie, NW ( an adaptation of Zadie Smith’s novel NW).