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Rakie Ayola

Actress + Doctor
Female
Born May 1968
Age 46
Hometown Cardiff
Other Names Rakie Olufunmilay...

Rakie Ayola is a Welsh actress, best known for her role as Kyla Tyson in the BBC medical drama Holby City. She first rose to prominence in the lead role of the 1993 Jeanette Winterson screenplay Great Moments in Aviation. Ayola has worked in theatre, film and television, appearing in a number of Shakespearean theatrical performances, Hollywood films The i Inside and Sahara, and British television shows including Soldier Soldier, EastEnders, Sea of Souls and Doctor Who.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1968 Birth Ayola was born in Cardiff, Wales in May 1968, to a Sierra Leonean mother and a Nigerian father. … Read More

TWENTIES

Ayola's first film appearance was in the 1993 film Great Moments In Aviation, written by Jeanette Winterson, in which she starred alongside Jonathan Pryce and John Hurt. … Read More

THIRTIES

2001 33 Years Old In 2001, Ayola became a presenter of the BBC Wales arts programme Double Yellow, alongside poet Owen Sheers and performance artist Mark Rees. … Read More
2004 36 Years Old …  The pair married in May 2004, and Ayola gave birth to their first daughter in July that year. … Read More
2006 38 Years Old From 7 February 2006 to 9 December 2008, Ayola starred in BBC medical drama Holby City as nurse Kyla Tyson. … Read More

FORTIES

In October 2008, Ayola announced that she would be departing from Holby City in order to have a second child, stating: "I've had a great time and I'll miss it. … Read More
2009 41 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2009, Ayola starred in the CBBC musical comedy My Almost Famous Family. … Read More
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