Yul Edochie Biography

Yul Edochie Biography

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Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie (born on 7 January 1982) popularly known as Yul Edochie, is a Nigerian popular actor, director, film maker, advertiser and Philanthropist. He was named after Russian actor Yul Brynner.

He is from Oyi local government area of Anambra state, Nigeria, the last son of a Nigerian legendary actor, Pete Edochie and Mrs Josephine Edochie. He was raised by both parents in Lagos and Enugu State, Nigeria.

Yul Edochie

Yul Edochie

 

Real Name 

 

Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie 

 

Date of Birth 

 

January 7, 1982

 

Place of Birth 

 

Anambra State 

 

State of Origin 

 

Anambra State 

 

Occupation(s)

 

Actor, Film Maker, Director and Philanthropist 

 

Marital Status 

 

Married 

 

First Wife

 

May Edochie 

 

Second Wife

 

Judy Austin 

 

Children 

 

6 children 

 

Parents 

 

Mr. Pete Edochie and Mrs. Josephine Edochie 

 

Siblings 

 

5 siblings 

 

Age

 

41 years old (2023)

 

Known Name 

 

Yul Edochie 

 

Nationality 

 

Nigerian 

 

Net Worth 

 

$1.8 million

   

 

 

 

 

 

Education 

 

 

Yul Edochie's educational journey began at Lillians’ Day Nursery School and Robinson Street Primary School, Enugu, spanning from 1984 to 1992. His secondary education extended from 1992 to 1998, including time at Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturu, University Secondary School Enugu, Ecumenical Community Secondary School Enugu, and New Haven Boys Secondary School Enugu. Subsequently, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts from the University of Port Harcourt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Yul Edochie Met His Wife

 

 

During his university years, Yul met his future wife, May Aligwe, and they married six years later. At the age of 22, he tied the knot with May, and the couple has since been blessed with three sons and a daughter. Notably, on April 27, 2022, Yul revealed that he had taken Judy Austin as his second wife, along with their newborn son.

 

 

 

 

 

Career

 

 

 

Yul Edochie ventured into Nollywood in 2005 with his debut film, "The Exquires," marking the beginning of his cinematic career. His breakthrough came in 2007 when he starred alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the movie "Wind Of Glory." In 2015, he established a film academy in Lagos to address the decline in quality among emerging Nigerian actors and actresses, intending to personally nurture the next generation of talent for the Nigerian Film Industry.

 

 

In 2017, Yul declared his intention to run for Governor of Anambra State and was subsequently appointed Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Creative and Entertainment Media by Dr. Willie Obiano. His official declaration and nomination under the "Democratic Peoples Congress" occurred on August 22, 2017, following the passage of the Not Too Young To Run Bill by the Nigerian Senate.

 

 

 

 

 

Yul Edochie Takes Second Wife