Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian actor and director, who has starred in over two hundred films and a number of television shows and soap operas.
Elliot was born to a Yoruba father and an Igbo mother ,because of this, Elliot has described himself as being a Pan-African. He received his primary education at Air Force Primary School and later attended St John’s College, both in Jos in central Nigeria. In 2003 he graduated from Lagos State University where he studied Economics.
He is one of Nollywood's leading actors, having appeared in over two hundred films and has been nominated for multiple awards in the best actor and best director categories.