Kineh Sam N’Gaojia (born 6 July 1981) is a Sierra-Leone-born American television, commercial, theatre, and film actor and model.
Kineh was born Kineh Sam N’Gaojia. He was born and raised till the age of nine in Sierra Leone. His parents are Joseph N’Gaojia and Agnes Lebby. But he was raised by Lula N’Gaojia the woman he refers to as my world, my mother, who raised him since he was nine years old. He has three siblings, Mark, Joey and Hawa.
Kineh spent his early life in New York, and New Jersey.
Kineh N’Gaojia started his career in the military as an enlisted member on active duty in the US Army after a brief stint in Brookdale College in Red Bank, New Jersey. Upon completion of Basic Training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he continued his Advance Individual Training (AIT) in Fort Lee, Virginia. Kineh was shipped off to Seoul, Korea for his first tour of duty and 12 months later to Wiesbaden, Germany. While in Germany, his unit was activated and utilized to police the struggle taking place in the country of Bosnia.
Based in Taszar, Hungary for nearly two years, Kineh continued his civilian education by taking evening classes with the University of Maryland. Kineh performed extensive duties as a Sergeant and was promoted quickly ahead of his peer group to Staff Sergeant. He excelled in the leadership positions so much that his stellar reputation earned him a recommendation to attend the Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Georgia. After graduation from this prestigious academy, he went on and became a Paratrooper and Air Assault Soldier. Kineh N’Gaojia has served as an Instructor for troop development and has deployed several times during his tenure in the Army. His combat zone experiences have been in Iraq (2 tours), Afghanistan and Kuwait. Kineh was also stationed in Columbus, GA, Augusta, GA, Fort Hood, TX, Camp Humphries, Korea and Bamberg, Germany in the elite 173rd Airborne Division.
While transition from Enlisted to the Officer Signal Corp, he excelled through the officer ranks to Captain N’Gaojia. He was recognized as a well decorated war veteran who later retired on 1 March 2012.
One of his first stage performances was as Joseph Asagai in “The Raisin in the Sun”. He was applauded in the Charlotte, NC newspaper as an astonishing newcomer.
Some of his other most known roles has been Shankman in the movie “Tangled and Twisted”, a Police Officer in the movie “Ten” with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was also a featured extra on the upcoming movie “Last Vegas” starring Morgan Freeman, Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline. Kineh was also casted as Tevin in the upcoming NBC show “Mind Games”. He was featured as a martial artist in the upcoming movie “Suns of Light”. When he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, he quickly landed into an audition at the Tyler Perry Studios and several other notable producers in the entertainment industry.
Acting and Modeling has always been a passion for Kineh since he was young in Grade school. He performed in school plays such as Bye, Bye, Birdie, and Puttin on the Ritz while he attended Saint Mary’s Catholic School in Newark, New Jersey. He participated in fashion shows that were sponsored by the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Kineh’s flair for fashion earned him a nominated for the best dressed student in his high school graduation class. Kineh N’Gaojia in the rank of First Lieutenant.
Acting and Modeling Career
After his departure from the military, Kineh has done several photo shootings and runways in New York, North Carolina, Texas, Chicago and Atlanta, Georgia. His astonishing talents and performances are evident to many producers and agencies he has worked for. He is known for dedication and eager involvement in becoming the next prominent Actor and Model in the entertainment industry.
Outside the Kineh spends a lot of time with family and friends. Kineh is the sponsor of a non-profit project called The Agnes Lebby Foundation in honor of my biological mother who passed away in 2007. The foundation helps to rebuild homes destroyed or ruined during the 11 year civil war and social issues in Sierra Leone.
He actively is trying to assist in building schools to educate the old and young population in Sierra Leone. Furthermore, he plans to assist in building hospitals to mitigate the spread of diseases and to provide greater amounts of employment.
The foundation gives her legacy a forever remembrance of continuous refurbishment of her community and country. The foundation stands as a strong pillar for all community leaders who will strive to create a better society and bring change to the economic struggles in the community. Kineh is heavily influenced as the voice of his homeland and worldwide communities.
In the Media
Although his film, television, stage work, acting and modeling officially commence around 2012, Kineh N'Gaojia has started to become a household name on television clips, radio broadcasting and social networking. When he is not seeking the next movie, play or, runway auditions, he is writing stories about his life in strides to produce a movie for the big screen.