Razaaq Adoti (a.k.a. Raz) was born in England to Nigerian parents. He started on the stage at age 17. While still in college, he was cast as Nathan Detroit in the National Youth and Music Theatre Company’s (NYMT) production of Guys and Dolls. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in acting at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama. Upon graduation, he was signed by one of London’s most reputable talent agencies. In 1997, he was cast in a major supporting role in Steven Spielberg’s new epic, Amistad. After completing Amistad, he returned to London and worked on various television and film projects. In 2001, Adoti played the main antagonist in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down, Yousuf Dahir Mo’alim. Since then he has gone on to co-star in Resident Evil: Apocalypse, opposite Milla Jovovich, and most recently the movie Cover, directed by Bill Duke. Adoti’s past television credits include Sky One’s award-winning television drama Dream Team, BBC’s BAFTA award-winning miniseries Holding On, ITV’s award-winning television drama, Soldier Soldier and Channel 4’s controversial miniseries Men Only.