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Wendy Oluniké Adeliyi (born January 5, 1977) is a Canadian actress of Jamaican-Nigerian descent, best known for her roles as Aretha in French Immersion and Leah Kerns in Flashpoint

She played Sidney in Saw 3D.

Career

Oluniké Adeliyi was born in Toronto, Canada and raised in both St. Anne's, Jamaica and Brampton, Ontario in Canada. After being cast as the Artful Dodger in her middle school play Oliver Twist, she started to pursue acting. She studied her craft at The Canadian Academy of Method Acting and continued her studies at the Professional Actors Lab working with Canada's well-known artistic director, David Rotenberg. Adeliyi also studied at the Lonsdale Smith Studio in Toronto and Los Angeles. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, she has performed in theaters throughout Canada and the U.S, playing leading roles in Blue Window, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Children's Hour, Jitney and Michael Cristofer's play The Shadow Box. Adeliyi is also an accomplished dancer, who has toured for major international recording artists including Shaggy, George Clinton and other renowned musicians.

Her other stage performances include Anansewa in The Marriage of Anansewa by Efua Sutherland, Julia Augustine in Wedding Band by award winning playwright Alice Childress and Fatumata in How To Stay Sane in Paris by award winning director Omonike Akinyemi. In 2008, Adeliyi returned to Toronto from New York to pursue her film and television career. Within a few months, she landed the series regular role of Leah Kerns in the critically acclaimed television series Flashpoint.

Other film and television appearances include Saw 3D, the highly anticipated comedy French Immersion, Who is Simon Miller, which aired on NBC, The Listener on CTV/NBC, Combat Hospital on Global, the Syfy original series Being Human, Cracked on CBC, Remedy on Global, Republic of Doyle on CBC, the Lifetime television film Her Husband's Betrayal, Saving Hope on CTV, Lost Girl on HBO Canada, Three Days in Havana, The Returned and the romantic comedy A Wish Come True.

Adeliyi was nominated for "Best Performance by a Female - Film" at the 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards for her performance in French Immersion. She won the 2014 Canadian Black Awards for best actress and was nominated again for 2015.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2002 John Q Insurance Rep
Undercover Brother Bank Patron
2003 DoUlike2watch.com Charisma
2004 New York Minute Big Shirl's Beautician
2010 Saw 3D Sidney
Book Club Pattie
Two Cities Mpumi
2011 Who Is Simon Miller? Jasmine
French Immersion Aretha
2013 Her Husband's Betrayal Officer Bobby Lee
Three Days in Havana Night
The Returned Return Unit Nurse
Half Way Home
2014 Agape Veronica
2015 A Wish Come True Abby
A Christmas Horror Story Kim
2016 Boost Amina Nour
Group Home Mrs. Rice
2017 Taken Too Far Officer Daniels
The Parting Glass Sue
The Emissary Ren
The Drop In Grace
Darken Kali

Television

Year Title Role
2003 Blue Murder Hooker #2
2008 The Border Aide
2009-2012 Flashpoint Leah Kerns
2011 Combat Hospital Yolanda Cullerne
2012 Being Human Cecilia
The Listener Rebecca Kalb
2013 Cracked Solange Oowuszhu
2014 Republic of Doyle Harley Denief
Remedy Gabby
Odd Squad DJ K-Berg
2015 Saving Hope Tammy 'Armageddon' Jenkins
Lost Girl Suri Middleton
2016 Killjoys Artura Senbek
2017-2018 Workin' Moms Giselle Bois
2017 The Girlfriend Experience

Video Games

Year Title Role
2014 Watch Dogs Donna 'Poppy' Dean

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