ob-Manuel Udokwu (born 18 April) is a Nigerian actor, director, producer and politician. In 2014, he received the Lifetime Achievement award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. He was nominated for Best Actor in a supporting role at the 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards for his role in Adesuwa
He is from Nkwelle-Ogidi, Idemmili North LGA of Anambra State, Nigeria. He is Igbo by tribe. The name of his father is Geoffrey Nwafor Udokwu and the name of his mother is Ezelagbo Udokwu. He was born in Enugu State. He is the fourth child in a family of 6 children. He is also the second son. He comes from a family which consists of three male and three female children.
He attended St. Peters Primary School (now Hillside Primary School) in the Coal Camp, Enugu, Enugu State for his elementary education and for his Secondary school education, he attended Oraukwu Grammar School, Oraukwu, Anambra State from where he proceeded to University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State where he obtained a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts. He bagged a Master’s degree in Political Science with specialisation in International Relations from the University of Lagos, Lagos State.
He is married to Cassandra Udokwu and they have two children. He named his son after the political leader, Marcus Garvey.