Lennie James was born on October 11, 1965 in the United Kingdom, to Afro-Trinidadian parents originated from Nigeria. He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 1988.
He is the main cook for his family, and has professed a fondness for Caribbean cuisine. His favourite football team is Tottenham Hotspur. He lived in South London and went to school at Ernest Bevin College. He has three daughters – Romy and twins Celine and Georgia - with his longtime partner Giselle Glasman.
- 24 Hour Party People
- The Miracle Maker
- Blade Runner 2049
- He co-starred with Cliff Curtis in Colombiana.