Gloria Onitiri is a British-Nigerian actress born in London and raised in Bedfordshire. In the years 2000-2003, she became a fixed member of the National Youth Music Theatre, participating as a lead role in two major productions worldwide, whilst studying at the formerly known Dame Alice Harpur School, in Bedford. She then went straight from school at 17 years old into her West End debut in, Disney's, The Lion King before continuing her studies at The University of Birmingham in English and Drama.
Gloria has starred in many of London's West End theatre's productions, The National Theatre and the UK's leading Regional theatres. Her multi skills have meant that she's had an extremely diverse and far reaching career including her screen work in: Coming Up, Bad Girls, Grass, Resurrecting the Street Walker and more.
Duchess Josiana in The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic), Delores Keller in The Stripper (St. James Theatre), Francine/Lena in Clybourne Park (UK National Tour), Wrong Songs For Christmas (National Theatre), Nancy Colberg in Green Living (OldVic/ Old Vic New Voices), Ms. Grimm in Jack And The Beanstalk (Park Theatre), Anne in Egusi Soup (UK National Tour), Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard (Adelphi), The Tempest for Adrian Noble (Bath Theatre Royal), Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web (Polka Theatre), Dionne in Hair (Festival Ljubljana), Sheila in Takeaway (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Arion in Amphibians (Bridewell), Nala in The Lion King (Lyceum),), Original Cast in Avenue Q (Noel Coward), Bacchae in The Bacchae (National Theatre Scotland), Morgan Le Fay in Pendragon and Sylvia in The Dreaming (National Youth Music Theatre)
Film and Television includes:
Joy Okotume in Doctors (BBC), Jackie in Resurrecting the Street Walker (Scala Films), Dotun in The Window C4), Marcia Jones in Bad Girls (ITV) and Donna in Grass (BBC).