Temi Wilkey is an actor & writer from North London. She studied English at Cambridge before training with the National Youth Theatre REP company in 2014. Her theatre credits include HAMLET and CYMBELINE for the Royal Shakespeare Company, HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH at the Royal Court, and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at the National Theatre. Temi’s debut play, THE HIGH TABLE, was produced at the Bush Theatre in Lynette Linton’s debut season, and won her the Stage Debut Award for Best Writer in 2020. She was also recently seen in Russel T Davies’ YEARS AND YEARS for BBC.
Temi is also the co-founder & co-director of the Drag King company, Pecs and has performed in the sell-out runs of their shows at venues including Soho Theatre, The Yard & Tate Britain. Temi wrote on Netflix’s SEX EDUCATION S3 for which she was nominated for the NAACP award for Outstanding writing in a Comedy Series. She has written two episodes for Disney Plus’s forthcoming show Wedding Season. Temi is working on the adaptation of the Booker-prize winning book GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER for the BBC and her own original projects in the UK and the US. She is currently on the BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew programme mentored by Russell T Davies, and is one of the Forbes 30 under 30 for 2021.