MTV’s Awkward is expanding its ranks for season four. The critical darling, which will return on April 15 under new showrunners Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler, has added four heavy recurring players to its ranks: Elizabeth Whitson, Kofi Siriboe, Evan Crooks and Monty Geer. Ghanaian darling, Kofi will portray the role of Tyler, a new student from Rwanda who is spending a year studying in America.
‘Awkward’ is about the specific incidents in our formative years that define us -sometimes for the best and sometimes for the worst. The show centers around fifteen-year-old Jenna Hamilton, who, like many, feels invisible to her peers and desperately wants to find her place–which is hard to do in a day and age where fitting in means standing out. Unfortunately, Jenna’s visibility comes on the heels of an accident that gives her a not-so-fun stigma. Awkward has become one of MTV’s signature scripted series. It currently ranks as the Viacom-owned network’s longest-running scripted comedy”.
Kofi Siriboe is an actor, model, and visual artist known for his work on the big screen, television and behind the lens. Just recently he filmed the Sundance jury prize winning short film turn feature Whiplash, previously been seen in Disney’s Prom, The Longshots with Ice Cube and the critically acclaimed Toronto Film Festival selection, 40. Siriboe has also lent his talent to countless hit television shows like: CSI, Lincoln Heights, Entourage and currently MTV’s Awkward. A Wilhelmina New York signed model, Kofi spends his time in NYC when not filming in Los Angeles. Last year Kofi successfully launched his own innovative blog/website, which is a testament to his desire to cultivate, inspire and create.