Toks Olagundoye Elephant
Toks Olagundoye plays Jackie Joyner-Kersee.


Toks Olagundoye (pronounced TOKES AWLAHGOONDAWYAY) is a newcomer to the Los Angeles entertainment world, and in her short time here has added several credits to those she had already achieved in film, television and theatre in New York.

During the past year Olagundoye has guest-starred on NCIS, Prime Suspect and ABC Family's Switched at Birth. Other film and television appearances include CSI: NY, Law & Order, Ugly Betty, Brown Sugar and The Salon among others.

Born to a Nigerian father and Norwegian mother, Olagundoye was raised in Nigeria, attended boarding school in Europe and is a graduate of the theater program at Smith College. In her spare time she enjoys finding new spots to enjoy a tasty meal, cooking, writing, pilates, archery, marksmanship and settling in a with a great book. She has an uncanny ability when it comes to accents from around the world.

Olagundoye resides between Los Angeles and New York.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Brown Sugar Sidney's LA Assistant
2005 The Salon Peaches
2009 Absolute Trust Kelly
2010 Mom Squad Mom Short film
2010 Dorito-hibition! Danielle Short film
2011 Most Wanted Operative Keel
2011 Come Back to Me Seritou
2011 Life Begins at Rewirement Nurse Short film
2012 A Beautiful Soul Theresa Whitaker
2012 Democracy at Work Meghan Oliver


Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Education of Max Bickford Hannah Episode: "An Open Book"
2004 Law & Order Janette Gardner Episode: "C.O.D."
2006 3 lbs Mary Episode: "Of Two Minds"
2008 Ugly Betty Sales Girl Episode: "Bad Amanda"
2010 Law & Order Claire Episode: "Blackmail"
2010 CSI: NY Reporter Episode: "Hide Sight"
2011 Switched at Birth Cooking Class Teacher Episode: "The Persistence of Memory"
2011 NCIS Rebeka Hooper Episode: "Safe Harbor"
2011 Prime Suspect Lucy Martin Episode: "Wednesday's Child"
2012–present The Neighbors Jackie Joyner-Kersee 22 episodes

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