Michael
Salami

Just finished up on his series regular role as Shane Sweeney in Hollyoaks.

Michael is a versatile actor who stars as series regular Shane Sweeney in Hollyoaks, for which he won Best Actor at the UK Entertainment Awards 2017. He also plays the lead in BBC 3 comedy Just A Couple. His theatre credits include Housed at The Old Vic, The Grandfathers at Soho Theatre and Negril Beach at Bush Theatre.

Michael was born in Atlanta, Georgia and holds both US and UK passports.
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There’s great work too from Michael Salami, frustrated and frenetic as Simon.

The Stage
on The Night Before Christmas

Disenchanted Simon gets some of the best lines, very funny for being spoken straight with just the right amount of bah-humbug by Hollyoaks’ thoughtful Michael Salami.

British Theatre Guide
on The Night Before Christmas

CV

Television

Performer

David 
Director Luke Snellin
Hera Pictures for Sky Atlantic
Dyllan 
Director Ben Mallaby
Studio71
US Shop Assistant 
Director Jim O'Hanlon
Avalon
Shane Sweeney (Series Regular) 
Director Various
Lime Pictures / Channel 4 / E4
Mark (Series Lead) 
Director Sebastian Thiel
Big Talk Production / BBC 3 / BBC iPlayer
Sam 
Director Baby Isako
Purple Gheko / Sky Living

Theatre

Performer

Simon 
Director Alex Sutton
Southwark Playhouse
Albert & Kevin 
Director Caroline Wood
Stella Adler Studio
Richard Roma 
Director Paul Takacs
Stella Adler Studio
Kevin 
Director Alex Ferris
The Old Vic
Travis 
Director Rob Drummer
Bush Theatre
Nicolas 
Director Toby Clarke
Old Vic Tunnels
Razor 
Director Jane Jeffery
Theatre 503
Zhen 
Director Toby Clarke
Soho Theatre
Tom 
Director Rachel Briscoe
Oval House Theatre
Ken S Wiwa 
Director Bola Agbaje
Albany Theatre
Sean 
Director Toby Clarke
Oval House Theatre
Michael 
Director Stef O'Driscoll
Lyric Hammersmith
Emeka 
Director Toby Clarke
Oval House Theatre

Film

Performer

Clarence 
Director Gwyn Sannia
Invisible Dog
Mitchell Wood 
Director Jermaine Cameron Pinnock
Root to Fruit Media
Darren 
Director Victor Adebodun
Purple Gecko
Winston 
Director Sebastian Thiel
Upshot Entertainment
Richard 
Director Aml Ameen
AmeenDream Entertainment
Lead Voice Over 
Director Sebastian Thiel
Upshot Entertainment
David 
Director Rebecca Johnson
Fierce Production
Jeremy 
Director China Moo Young
Revolver Entertainment
Sam 
Director Kemi David
Ike Media

Radio

Performer

Gaz and Cabbie 
Production Company BBC Radio 2