DÉLÉ OGUNDIRAN is an entertainment professional of Nigerian lineage whose multifaceted talent shines both on and off screen.
As a performer, Délé has played diverse recurring roles, from an upscale magazine editor on the comedy series on ABC-TV’s comedy series Ugly Betty to a brassy but endearing addict on Showtime’s hit drama series Ray Donovan. Since closing on a successful run in the west coast premiere of the stage play Her Portmanteau (written by Mfoniso Udofia and directed by Gregg T. Daniel) at Boston Court Pasadena in the summer of 2018, Délé made her stand-up comedy debut at the world famous Ice House Comedy Club, wrapped on the feature film The Infiltrators (directed by Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibara | 2019 Sundance Film Festival Premiere | Audience Award | NEXT Innovator Prize) and guest starred on NCIS: Los Angeles.
A shortlist of other credits include: TV- Wisdom of the Crowd, Anger Management, Brothers & Sisters, and Children’s Hospital; Film: He’s Just Not That Into You, Maniac, and Silent But Deadly; Stage- Our Lady of 121st Street, Balm In Gilead and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; Voice- World of Warcraft and Dead Rising. Her beauty has been captured in national and international commercials and print campaigns for well-known brands including Allstate, IBM, Ford, Dark & Lovely and McDonald’s.
As writer and award-winning producer, under her production company, Āpphia Productions, Délé starred in, produced and co-wrote her company’s first film, Bathroom Vanities, which has screened at festivals worldwide. She also produced episodes of the web series Double Cross and the award winning short film The Encounter (Best Short Award – White Sands International Film Festival award). The award winning feature film, Elevate, which is her first feature film as a producer, made its big screen debut at the 10th annual Downtown LA Film Festival in fall 2018.
Délé is busy in post production as the editor of Casualty of Time (written and directed by Jeremiah Jahi) and as well as her directorial debut Last Supper. Both projects are set to be released in 2019.