Wendy Lawal

Wendy Lawal – Biography (Early and Recent)


  • An indigene of Ogun State, Nigeria, born in Lagos on February 25, 1991
  • An alumnus of the University of Lagos 
  • Winner of the 2012 Miss Lagos Carnival Beauty Pageant
  • Married to Wanri Simpson

Who Is Wendy Lawal?

Yewande Lawal Simpson-Adebisi, popularly known as Wendy Lawal, is a Nollywood actress, Model, and Brand Ambassador.

She gained attention and became famous after her role as Shoshanna in the popular Africa Magic TV series ‘Tinsel.’

Wendy Lawal Nollywood actor

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Wendy was brought up in Lagos and Ogun State, Nigeria, where she attained her primary and secondary education before proceeding to the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts.

Wendy got married on September 1, 2018, to Wanri Simpson, and they have a daughter together.


Wendy started acting as an undergraduate in Unilag. She started her professional career in 2009 with a role in the television series ‘Living in Lagos.’

After which she went on to play the role of Shoshanna in the popular TV series ‘Tinsel.’ Her role in Tinsel got her attention and made her famous.

Wendy modeled for a while, and later she contested and won a beauty pageant in 2012, the Miss Lagos Carnival Beauty Pageant.

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Later that year, she played the role of ‘Young Nse’ in the award-winning Nollywood movie ‘Journey To Self,’ starring Nse Ikpe-Etim, Ashionye Michelle Raccah, Dakore Akande, and Katherine Obiang.

She took a break from acting to focus on other things. Five years later, she returned on screen with a role in the movie ‘Mid Life Blues’, featuring Samuel Asa’ah, Femi Branch, and Uche Mac-Auley.

Wendy has featured in several movies, short films, and TV series, including The Ojays, Foreign Love, One Minute Man, House 31, A Shot in the Foot, The Vacation, The Set Up, Out of Sight, and Jemeji.

In 2022, she took up a supporting role as NK in the film ‘Things We Do In The Shadow.’

That same year, she played the lead role in the movie ‘Love & Everything In Between’.

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