My name is Funmi Desalu-Vold & I'm an African / American actress, model, producer & television Presenter.
I've been lucky enough to travel around the world and one thing that is present in every country is..................GLAMOUR!
I'm an AFRICAN and Proud!
It seems like yesterday when this happened!
I left for London soon after for University (ACL) where I studied Business administration.
I got signed with Elite model agency & became the muse of Japanese designer Yuki Yamamoto full time.
Once I graduated my agency shipped me off 2 New York. Goodbye London,
Hello New York!
It was a FABULOUS LIFE in New York, a wonderful time that I look back upon with the fondest of memories.
@ PARIS fashion week.
Through my modeling I started getting lots of beauty commercials & television work in Los Angeles.
I was in loooooooooooooove with LA! The weather & palm trees were so irresistible, I just had to live here!
And so I moved.
I did everything from, Television shows, Feature films, Period films, sitcoms, Independent films, student films, commercials, music videos, extra work and the list goes on and on.
It was an AMAZING experience. Ha!
I strongly recommend, anybody who wants to know how the industry works, to go!!!!!!
You'll have an amazing time, and meet the most unexpected & interesting people ever!
On the set of "Ugly Betty" w/ cast members Lauren Beki & Becki Newton (Amanda).
With Will Smith on the set of Hancock. Los Angeles.
With P. Diddy in LA on the set of his music video,
With American Television Host, Wendy Williams
in Las Vegas.
With American Actress Kerry Washington at a red carpet event in Los Angeles.
With American Actress Garcelle Beauvais at
Los Angeles Fashion Week!
Being interviewed "E" Entertainment television at the Nylon magazine launch party on Hollywood.
Was featured in the STYLE segment of Los Angeles magazine at a party I was invited to in honor of shoe Designer, Manolo Blahnik who had made such an impact in the television and film series, Sex and the City!
In Vegas launching my fashion, travel & Celebrity TV show
now known as "Fumi's Fashion Files".
On the red carpet at the film premier of "Roscoe Jenkins" starring American actor, Martin Lawrence.
Vanessa Williams from Desperate Housewives.
But we became friends from the the Tv show, Ugly Betty plus we we're both former beauty Queens so we always talked about that, she laughs.
America (Betty), Christopher (Henry), Becki (Amanda) & me.
So this was my life, or so I thought. That is until I met the ...................... love of my life..................& he was from Norway!
We got married 3 times, ..........Whaaaaaaaaat!...............yep!
The 1st wedding was in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.
The 2nd, was in Lagos, Nigeria.
& the 3rd, was in Bergen, Norway.
Ole is Half Scottish, so between the 2 of us we represent 5 countries
I was lucky enough to continue my acting, modeling & hosting career in Norway!
I appeared in "Hotel Cæsar" last year & have just finished filming the feature film,
"Varg Veum - De døde har det også godt" which will be in all the theaters come
January of 2012.
With some of the Hotel Cæsar cast! In Oslo, Norway.
Hotel Cæsar is the #1 soap opera in Norway & it's 2 Norway, what Dynasty was to America.
My character's name on Hotel Cæsar, was 'Jacqueline Diaz" & she was a Diva!
On the set of the Norwegian feature film 'Varg Veum'.
Me, Jørgen & Trond Espen.
On the set of the film Varg Veum,
With Norwegian Actress and recording Artist
Click HERE to watch the trailer.
OSLO FASHION WEEK
Norwegian television personality & Dancing with the Stars finalist, Mia Gundersen.
With one of the designers, Simen Staalnacke
of Norwegian fashion house
"Moods of Norway"
An Article about me and my role in the film Varg Veum.
Articles in the Bergen Newspaper!
Article in Dagbladet! (Another Norwegian newspaper)
A picture from our 1st wedding in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.
Our story was the most read in Norway, yep, it felt good to be number 1.
I want to welcome all of you to my new Youtube channel on all things beauty and fashion.
FUMI BEAUTY FASHION & BEAUTY