Yetide Badaki is an amazing American actress. She is very well-known for her incredible performance in American Gods (2017-present) as Bilquis. She has also acted in many movies as well as television shows. 

Quick Info
Full NameYetide Badaki
Date of BirthSeptember 24, 1981
Birth PlaceIbadan, Nigeria
OccupationActor, Film Actor, Narrator
Age39 years old
Height5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Weight77 kg (169.7 lbs)
Net worth$0.5 Million

Early Life and Bio

Yetide Badaki was born on the 24th of September, 1981 in Ibadan, Nigeria. Her parents’ names are not disclosed.  However, she relocated to England with her parents when she was just 3 years old. After she reached 6, she returned to Nigeria. She again relocated to America with her parents when she reached the age of twelve. She officially became a US citizen in the year 2014. 


Yetide Badaki
Yetide Badaki image source Michael Dapaah

Nationality and Physical Stats

Yetide is Nigerian but she also holds American citizenship. Her ethnicity is African-American. 

Yetide Badaki is 39 years old.

She has a slim build body of height 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73 m and weighs 77 kg or 169.7 lbs. She has not revealed her body measurements. Yetide has black hair and the color of her eyes is black as well. 

Her zodiac sign is Libra. 

Education: Schooling/University

She hasn’t given up information as to where she studied her high school. However, we know that she attended the McGill University. She graduated from her university with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a minor in Environmental Science. 

After the completion of her Bachelor’s education, she went on to study at the Illinois State University. There, she graduated with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Theatre. 


Yetide Badaki made her movie debut in 2003 in Expiration where she played the character of Naomi. After that she directly did another movie in 2017 in Cardinal X. She played the character of Anita in 2017 in the movie. 

She played the character of Alex in 2019’s The Buried Girl. Her most recent movie was 2020’s What We Found where she portrayed the character of Alex. 

Yetide Badaki
Yetide Badaki image source Backstage

TV Shows

She first appeared on television in Lost in 2008 where she appeared as Narjiss. She also appeared in Criminal Minds as Maya Carcani in 2013. Similarly, she was cast as Nurse Williams in Masters of Sex in the year 2014. 

In 2016, she portrayed the character of Penelope in K.C. Undercover. She has a main role in American Gods where she played the role of Bilquis from 2017 to date. Her latest TV show was ‘The Magicians’ as Zoe Marcus in the year 2020. 

American Gods

In this American fantasy drama TV series, she has excellently portrayed the character of Bilquis. The show is based on American Gods by Neil Gaiman and starred Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Pablo Schreiber, Ian McShane, Orlando Jones, Mousa Kraish, Omid Abtahi, Demore Barnes, and Ashley Reyes. It has 3 seasons and a total of 25 episodes. 

The show is rated 7.8 by IMDb. 

Personal Life: Relationships

Yetide Badaki has kept information about her dating life private. She hasn’t disclosed details about whom she has dated so far or who she is dating right now. It might also be possible that she is not in any relationship right now and is focusing more on her career. 


Yetide Badaki
Yetide Badaki image source omgamericangods

What is Yetide Badaki’s Net worth?

The 39 years old actress has been working in the movies and television industry since 2003 and she is still actively working in the entertainment industry. She has earned a lot of money solely from her movies and TV shows. Yetide is estimated to have a net worth of $0.5 Million

Social Media Presence

Yetide Badaki is quite active on her social media with 35.4K followers on Instagram (@yetide), 23K followers on Twitter (@YetideBadaki), and 2,767 followers on Facebook (Yetide Badaki). She is seen promoting American Gods a lot on her Instagram feed. 


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