Full Name: Greta Onieogou
Birthdate: March 14, 1991
Birthplace: Leningrad, Southern St Petersburg, Russia.
Known for: Canadian Actress
Family: Her father is Nigerian, and her mother is Russian.
Who is Greta Onieogou?
Greta Onieogou is a Canadian actress. She is best known for playing the lead role of Layla Keating in the American drama series All American alongside Daniel Ezra. She also played the role of Soraya Duval in the Canadian drama Heartland. She has also made other appearances in different movies and TV shows, including the role of a front desk clerk in Imposters, Angie Wagner in Undercover Grandpa, Aly in Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters, Tammy in the romantic comedy Fever Pitch, among others.
Greta Onieogou was born in Leningrad in southern St Petersburg, Russia, to Nigerian-Russian parents. She relocated with her parents to Toronto, Canada, when she was five years old. She was once a rhythmic gymnast and worked alongside Alexandra Orlando for a few months during her training. Greta Onieogou is fluent in both English and Russian.
Greta Onieogou began her acting career in 2005 when she appeared as Tammy in the romantic comedy Fever Pitch, which starred Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore. A year later, she starred as Sadie in stand-alone episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation. In 2009, she played Sara on Victoria Day. That same year, Greta appeared as Vanessa in Overruled! in the episode titled “Worlds Collide.”
Her first recurring role was between 2007 to 2015, when she played the character of Soraya Duval for 50 episodes on the television show Heartland. She got another recurring role in 2015, playing the character of Aly for six episodes in Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters. In 2016, she appeared as Greta (CKW Junior) in Miss Sloane and a year later as Angie Wagner in the movie Undercover Grandpa.
Greta Onieogou also acted as the Town Council Speaker in the episode “Opening Night” of the TV show Schitt’s Creek. Still in 2017, she appeared in guest roles on different TV shows such as Ransom as Keri Madsen, Murdoch Mysteries as Themis, and Frankie Drake Mysteries as Elsie Thompson; Episode: “Healing Hands.” In 2018, she appeared in Workin’ Moms as Young Woman #2, Imposters as Front Desk Clerk; Episode: “The World Needs Heroes. Over.”, and Anne with an E as Ruth; Episode: “The Painful Eagerness of Unfed Hope.” She plays the main role in the series All American as Layla Keating.
Greta Onieogou Relationship
Greta hasn’t had a public relationship since she rose to stardom as an actress. Whoever she was romantically engaged with in the past hasn’t spoken up or said anything to the public.
Role and Romance in All American
Since the first episode of the show, Greta, who plays Layla, has had some explosive on-screen romances. She had an inconsistent relationship with Asher Adams (Cody Christian). He lied to her about his financial status in the first season, pretending to have more than he actually had. She realized that dumping Asher on the night of the homecoming dance would be the right thing to do. It was difficult but necessary.
Layla then sought an affair with Spencer James (Daniel Ezra). It all began out a little shaky because her relationships with Asher and Spencer were intrinsically tied. She kissed Spencer before announcing her quits with Asher, which fans will never forget!
Layla and Spencer appeared to be destined to be together, but that was soon cut short when he realized he had feelings for Olivia Baker (Samantha Logan) which he couldn’t get over. The brewing romance between Layla and Jordan Baker (Michael Evans Behling) is one to watch.
Greta Onieogou started her own YouTube channel in 2019. She is represented by The Burstein Company and Fountainhead Talent. Greta Onieogou’s Instagram is @greta.onieogou.