Jim Iyke is a Nigerian actor and film producer with over twenty years in the Nollywood movie industry. Jim Iyke has achieved a worthwhile degree of success with accolades and a wide fan support base over the years. The prominent actor is married to a Lithuanian native called Dana Kinduryte.
This is all you need to know about Jim Iyke’s wife:
Early Life and Education
Danute Kinduryte, often referred to as Dana Kinduryte, is a Lithuanian national from the Southcentral City of Kaunas in Kaunas County. Dana was born in 1992, and she spent the early part of her life in Vilnius, the Capital City of her home country, Lithuania, where she obtained basic and elementary education. Dana Kinduryte went on to receive university training where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Law. Dana relocated to Atlanta, Georgia State in the United States of America, where she now resides.
Marriage and Family Life
In 2014, Dana Kinduryte came in contact with the popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, in Atlanta, Georgia State, United States of America. At the time they met, she had no idea he was a prominent film actor from Nigeria. Subsequently, a nascent romance developed between them almost immediately. Whilst dating, Dana got pregnant for Jim Iyke and thereafter moved in with him in his Atlanta residence, at the latter part of the pregnancy term. The pair welcomed their offspring on September 1, 2015, at the Grady Hospital in Atlanta, State of Georgia, United States of America. Dana and Jim Iyke’s son is called Harvis Chidubem Iyke. In 2015, the Dana and Jim Iyke got married in a private wedding ceremony held at Chateau Cocoma in Texas, United States of America, with some family members, friends, and Nollywood Industry colleagues of Jim Iyke in attendance.
On graduation from the university after acquiring a Bachelor of Law degree duly recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, Dana Kinduryte progressed to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Dana Kinduryte aced the LSAT and proceeded to an approved Law School in the United States, after obtaining a Certificate of Fitness to Practice Law. She prepared and took the State Bar Exam, which allowed her to be admitted to Bar upon successful completion of the Law School Programme. Dana Kinduryte practices Law in the State of Georgia.
Who is Jim Iyke?
Early Life and Education
Jim Iyke was born James Ikechukwu Okolue on September 25, 1976, in Libreville, the capital city of Gabon. He is a native of Ogwugwu Village in Enugu Agidi Town of Anambra State. As a boy, his parents relocated from Libreville, the Gabon capital city, to Nigeria. Jim Iyke and His family settled in Lagos, and there he got his basic and elementary education. He continued his education at the Federal Government College, Kwali, in the Federal Capital City of Abuja, where he acquired junior and senior secondary school education. With success in the Senior Secondary School Examination, Jim Iyke sought to pursue higher education in the university, leading him to enroll for a Diploma programme in Banking and Finance at the University of Jos, Plateau State. Later on, he acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the same tertiary institution.
Jim Iyke had always had the zeal for acting since as a young boy as he was known to actively participate in dramatic arts extracurricular activities during his secondary days, and even in the university. It was in 1999 that Jim Iyke towed the path of professional acting in the Nigerian movie industry. It was in 2001, however, that Jim Iyke caught a break in the industry as his acting skills set him apart from his peers. For over two decades, Jim Iyke has featured in above two hundred movies, with notable mentions such as, Last Flight to Abuja, The Intruder 1 & 2, Run Away Prince 1 & 2, Power of a Kiss, Palace War, Bad Comments, Merry Men, American Driver, and a host of numerous others.
Jim Iyke is also a producer in the Nigerian movie industry. His movie production company, Untamed Production is credited to have completed several movies projects. He also has a music record label executive of Untamed Records.
Recognitions and Awards
Jim Iyke’s twenty-something plus years in the Nollywood industry has earned him numerous awards and recognitions, which include, Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR), three-time Best Actor in Leading Role of Teenage Choice Award, multiple-time winner of Best Actor at the African Movie Achievers Award (AMAA), and several others.