Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie populary known as Yul Edochie (born 7 January 1982) is a Nigerian actor, named after Russian actor Yul Brynner. He is from Anambra state Nigeria, the son of Nigerian actor Pete Edochie. He was raised both in Lagos and Enugu. He is the last of six children. He got married at the age of 22. He attended the University of Port Harcourt, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts.
Name: Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie
Born: 7 January 1982 (age 40) Lagos, Lagos state
Alma mater: University of Port Harcourt
Occupation: Actor, film director
Years active: 2007 — present
Spouse: May Aligwe (m. 2004)
Parent: Pete Edochie (father)
Muna Obiekwe (cousin)
Rita Edochie (aunt)
Edochie is married to May Aligwe and has three sons and a daughter. Their names are Kambi Edochie, Dani Edochie, Karl Edochie and Victory Zane Chukwubuike Yul Edochie. On April 27, 2022, the actor revealed that he had taken fellow actor, Judy Austin, as his second wife, as well as their newborn son. This news was met with backlash from many colleagues and fans, and a show of support from others.
Edochie Joined Nollywood in 2005 in his first film titled The Exquires alongside Justus Esiri and Enebeli Elebuwa. He got his break in 2007 after featuring alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the movie Wind Of Glory.
In 2015, Edochie opened a film academy in Lagos. The academy gives talented people the opportunity to be introduced to the Nigerian Film Industry.
On the 14 July 2017, Edochie declared his intention run for Governor of Anambra State. This declaration was made in anticipation of a not too young to run bill passed by the senate of the federal government of Nigeria. The declaration was however made official on the 22 of August 2017, when he picked up the nomination form of the Democratic Peoples Congress political party and was eventually the flag bearer and gubernatorial candidate of the party to run for governor of Anambra State. Yul Edochie has declared his intention to run for the post of the President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential elections.
Awards and Nominations
2009 City People Entertainment Awards Best New Actor Of The Year (English) Won
2012 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Actor In A Supporting Role Nominated
2013 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (English) Won
2013 Pamsaa Awards Best Actor Won
2014 2014 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Lead Male Nominated
2015 Afrifimo Awards Best Actor Nominated Afrifimo Special Recognition Award 2015 was given
2021 Net Honours Most Searched Actor Nominated