D.K. Uzoukwu is a Nigerian-American writer and actor from the nation's capital. Raised in Bowie, Maryland, he graduated from Temple University cum laude with a Bachelors in Film and Theatre before moving to New York, then finally Los Angeles, where he now resides. D.K. was a co-writer for two seasons on Issa Rae’s scripted podcast series, “FRUIT” and on the recently released short series “COMMUNE,” and has placed in the Second Round of the Austin Film Festival Script Competition.
D.K. has also appeared on several television shows seen on ABC, NBC, and HBO. As a black, gay, first-generation Nigerian in America, D.K. has always been drawn to writing stories about social outcasts because he has first-hand experience on what it’s like to be one. But he believes to be a writer and actor is to be seen and heard as you are, proud and free.
FRUIT podcast, 2017 Webby Award Honoree for Podcast Drama