Born to Nigerian parents, Nnamdi Asomugha lived a California life throughout his childhood, growing up in Los Angeles and eventually attending the University of California. He was a force on the Cal football team and became one of the top-rated prospects in the 2003 NFL Draft. He was selected by the Oakland Raiders at the end of the first round. Early on, he didn't play much, but when he finally got on the field, he became one of the best players on the Raiders and one of the most lauded cornerbacks in the NFL. He went to three Pro Bowls, was named first-team All-Pro twice, and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team by several outlets. During his time on the Raiders, he dabbled in acting, first appearing on episodes of the football-themed shows "The Game" (CW 2006-2015) and "Friday Night Lights" (NBC/101 Network 2006-2011). At the end of the 2010 season, Asomugha signed a huge $60 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, but disappointed in his three remaining seasons in the pros before retiring in 2013. In that same time span, he also made his feature film debut in the Bruce Willis-starring "Fire with Fire" (2012). After football, he kept busy with personal matters, such as marrying his longtime girlfriend and actress Kerry Washington and having a child with her. He also wrote and starred in the short film "Double Negative" in 2013. Later on, he appeared in the Sally Field-starring comedy-drama "Hello, My Name Is Doris" (2015).