Norbert Young is a legendary Nigerian actor, producer, director, screenwriter, and television personality. He has been actively involved in the Nigerian movie industry for over three decades. Being a significant part of the old Nigerian movie industry before the advent of Nollywood, the versatile actor is still a force to reckon with in the modern-day movie industry in which he has many awards and has earned countless nominations. He recently starred in the famous TV series, King of Boys.
Norbert Young is indeed young at heart being active on social media with a huge fan base
Actor Norbert Young was born on 3rd July 1960 in Warri, Delta State (located in the south southern part of Nigeria). He is the last child in a family of 8 children, having 5 sisters who treated him like a girl. His father was a teacher and her mother, a trained nurse. He lost his father in 1969 when he was 9 years of age.
Norbert Young completed his primary and secondary school education in Warri, Delta State obtaining his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate respectively. He proceeded to the University of Benin in Edo state where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts. He is greatly talented, versatile, and gifted in acting and interpretation of movie roles. His versatility is exhibited in his ability to play any role given to him in movies.
HIS ACTING CAREER
Norbert Young started his acting career in the early 1990s and has featured in many movies including Third Eye, Tinsel, Professor Okon, Checkmate, Family Circle to mention a few, and has starred in several televisions series, plays, and stage productions. To say that Norbert has contributed greatly to the growth of Nollywood in Nigeria and the rest of the world is not a gainsaying. His hard work and resilience in the movie industry have earned him more recognition and accolades both locally and on the international stage.
He has also featured in movies with top Nollywood stars like Sola Sobowale, Pete Edochie, Richard Mofe Damijo, Omotola Jolaade Ekehinde, and a host of others. He is considered a Nollywood legend due to his maturity and style of acting.
Norbert Young has won several meritorious awards in his acting career and has also received several notable nominations for them. These include:
- Best Promising Actor Award (City People Entertainment Awards)
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role (African Movie Academy Awards)
- Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria (Best of Nollywood Awards)
Norbert Young is a happily married man. He got married to his heartthrob – Gloria Anozie Young who is also a veteran Nollywood actress and the union is blessed with three children
Norbert Young has accumulated significantly great wealth for himself and is rated one of the highest-paid Nollywood actors with a net worth of approximately $700,000 (dollars).
Norbert Young has featured in many movies since joining the Nigerian movie industry. These include:
- Third Eye,
- Family Circle
- Alan Poza
- Heroes & Zeros
- Living Funeral
- The Red House Seven
- 30 Days
- Edge of Paradise
- Professor Okon etc.
The veteran Nollywood actor believes his best is yet to come and he clearly states that he is retiring anytime soon.