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 the National, the RSC and the Manchester Royal Exchange.
Temi was a member of the Royal Court’s Young Writers Group in 2017 and wrote her debut play, The High Table, at the course’s culmination. It was produced at the Bush Theatre in Lynette Linton's debut season, and won Temi the Stage Debut Award for Best Writer in 2020.
She 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 and is adapting the Booker-prize winning book Girl, Woman, Other for the BBC. She’s also working on her own original projects in the UK and the US. She is currently on the BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew mentoring programme, and is one of the Forbes 30 under 30 for 2021.