Nyambi Nyambi starred alongside Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy in Mike & Molly for its entire six seasons, and had recurring roles on PBS's Mercy Street and American Koko, a digital series for ABC Digital and Viola Davis' production company, JuVee Productions.
Nyambi participated in New York City's Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park productions of The Merchant of Venice and The Winter's Tale alongside cast members that included Al Pacino and Ruben Santiago-Hudson. His other theater credits include the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, the role of Caliban in Classic Stage Company's The Tempest opposite Mandy Patinkin and various other productions for theaters that include The Classical Theatre of Harlem and the Williamstown Theater Festival. Also, he is a proud member of the Labyrinth Theatre Company based in New York City.
Nyambi is a first generation Nigerian-American, born on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. Nyambi earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Bucknell University before earning his Masters of Fine Arts from the Graduate Acting Program at New York University. He played four years of Division 1 basketball for Bucknell and made the ESPN Dick Vitale All-Name Team honoring the best names in college basketball. Post-college, Nyambi took on the role of coach and led basketball teams at teen camps for several years. Currently, when not acting, Nyambi is focused on his work with Danai Gurira (star of The Walking Dead and Black Panther) where he is on the board for Almasi Collaborative Arts, an organization dedicated to developing emerging African artists.
Nyambi, a comic book aficionado and avid gamer, writes and draws in his spare time and currently has two published works as an author. He contributed a poem to the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Love is Love, which continues to donate all proceeds to various charities in honor of the victims and their families of the Orlando Pulse shooting. Most recently, Image Comics published a comic he wrote in collaboration with his sisters for the award-winning series Bitch Planet.