Kasim was born in Aberdeen but moved to Nigeria soon after being born. He was there until he was 12 and then the family moved back to Aberdeen in 1999. He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.
Prior to his work on Nancy Drew, Kasim was best known for his role as Joe Bailey in Nearly Famous (2007), and as Hugo Scott on Shetland (2014). In 2009, he was nominated for an Ian Charleson Awards drama award for Julius Caesar (with the RSC).
On February 24, 2019, Kasim was cast as Ned “Nick” Nickerson for the Nancy Drew pilot.
On portraying Ned Nickerson
To help prepare him to portray Ned Nickerson, Kasim will "stay in accent all day long when [he's] on set" so he'll get Ned's Florida accent right.
- Tunji Kasim on Wikipedia
- on The Internet Movie Database
- Being 12 in 1999 would place his birth year about 1987.
- Deadline: The CW’s Nancy Drew Pilot Casts Tunji Kasim As Male Lead. February 24, 2019.
- Video of Kasim making this statement: on Twitter, Sep 7, 2019.