English-born actor Razaaq Adoti first wanted to work behind the camera, but soon found that his true calling was to act in front of it. He played Nathan Detroit in the National Youth and Music Theatre Company's production of Guys and Dolls, and in 1992 he attended the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama, where he earned his bachelor's in acting. One of the first gigs he scored after graduation was a supporting role in the historical epic Amistad in 1997. He soon followed this with a role in the war drama Black Hawk Down. Adoti continued to work regularly through the 2000s, notably starring in the thriller Cover.