雷萨克·艾多堤，Razaaq Adoti (a.k.a. Raz) was born in England to Nigerian parents. He started on the stage at age 17. While still in college, he was cast as Nathan Detroit in the National Youth and Music Theatre Company's (NYMT) production of Guys and Dolls. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in acting at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama.