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Majid Michel: "Slow Country" & "Being Mrs Elliot" Actor From Ghana

aisha Published On Fri Jun 26 2020   Modified On Fri Jun 26 2020
Majid Michel: "Slow Country" & "Being Mrs Elliot" Actor From Ghana

Majid Michel is best known for his character Inspector Dave in 'Slow Country' is an actor. He is well-recognized by his other roles in Being Mrs. Elliot as Bill, Road to Yesterday as John, and A Sting in a Tale as Nii Aryee.

Michel was born on September 22, 1980, in Cantonments, Accra, and has a star sign of Virgo. His father is a Lebanese while his mother is a Ghanaian. Here are some more interesting facts about Michel:

Net Worth: $2 million

Majid Michel is an influential actor from Ghana with an estimated net worth of $2 million. Apart from being an actor, he is also a producer, model, and a pastor. He is paid around $15,000 to play a role in the film and his highest-earning in a movie is $35,000 till now.

Education & Alma Mater

Michal got his early education from the Mfsantsipim school located in Ghana with Van Vicker and the former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. 

He also was active in theatre and was a member of the school's Drama Club in his Secondary school. Michael even received the Best Actor Award from one of his performances.

Wife: Virna Michel

Michal is married to his long-time sweetheart, Virna Michel with whom he got married on August 1, 2015, at the La Palm Royal Hotel in front of their families and friends. Virna is a maternity clothes designer and has even produced high-quality clothes for pregnant women. 

Majid Michel with his wife Virna Michel on their wedding day.
Majid Michel with his wife Virna Michel on their wedding day.
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Michael claims she is the only behind his success as Virna used to encourage and support him for what he did and calls him the main inspiration and important in his life. From their fifteen years of marriage, the pair have given birth to two children.

Blessed With Four Daughters

Majid and Virna have given birth to four daughters named Zara Michel and Kiera Michel, however, the name of other two hasn't been disclosed yet. 

Majid Michel with his four daughters.
Majid Michel with his four daughters.
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Grew Up With Nine Siblings

The 'Being Mrs. Elliot' actor grew up with ten siblings which are 6 brothers named Aro Michael, Sputnik Michel, Isaac Michael, Michael Michel, Reggie Michel, Shawki Michel, and four sisters named Roberta Michel, Isabella Michael, Juliette Michel, and Georgette Michel.

Started His Career Through Modelling

Michel firstly started his career through auditioning for a modeling agency after a neighbor introduced him to that agency. Then he made his debut from a television series 'Things We Do for Love' where he played the role of a Lebanese boy. 

In an interview, Michel explained that he was rejected in the first film audition because of his poor acting and that was also the reason he kept practice more to get this 'passion for acting'. 

A picture of Majid Michel.
A picture of Majid Michel.
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He then got his first film role in the movie 'Divine Love' as a lead actor with Van Vicker as his supporting character. Michel is the Nollywood superstar who has acted in more than a hundred movies like 'Agony of Chris't (2008), 'Heart of Men' (2009), 'The Game' (2010), 'Crime to Christ' (2007), and so on.

Won't Play Kissing Scene In Movies

The 'Who Loves Me?' actor stated that although he is a romantic actor, he never had any sexual relationship with an actress on the screen. In October 2017, Michel said due to his religious beliefs, he will no longer accept the role that requires to kiss on set.

Breakthrough In Nollywood Through Silent Scandal

Michel's breakthrough role was from the blockbuster movie 'Silent Scandal' where he has played the character of Neto with the actress Genevieve Nnaji as Jessie in 2009. His role in the movie made him win the Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Acadamy Awards in 2012. 

Majid Michel in 'Silent Scandal' as Neto with Genevieve Nnaji.
Majid Michel in 'Silent Scandal' as Neto with Genevieve Nnaji.
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Social Media Presence

As for his social media presence, Michel is active on Instagram where he has gained around 1.5 million followers with the username 'majidmichelmm'. He mostly posts pictures of his family, friends, cast members, and the beliefs he believes.

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