Cyril Nri is an actor, writer and director. Cyril attended the Young Vic Youth Theatre in Waterloo, London. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and is probably best known for playing the role of Superintendent Adam Okaro, now Chief Superintendent, in the long-running ITV police drama The Bill. He also had a cameo role as Graham, a barrister colleague of Miles and Anna, in several episodes of the cult BBC TV drama series This Life.
Nri's family fled the country prior to the Biafra War. He moved to Portugal when he was seven, and later to London. As of 2006, Nri lives in South London.
Nri attended Holland Park Comprehensive School in West London and appeared in a school production of Othello.
In 2008, he starred alongside other former The Bill favourites, Philip Whitchurch and Russell Boulter in an episode of BBC1's Waking the Dead.