Calvin Demba was raised by a supportive and loving single mother, Callie Demba!

Calvin's mother played the role of both parents, earning and supporting the family.


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American director and actor Calvin Demba and his younger sister were raised by his single mother, Callie Demba after his father left when he was seven or eight years old, and he has always been his support system.

Calvin Demba was born to Callie Demba, who is a primary school teacher. After her first husband left, she found love with Tommy Butler, who became Calvin’s stepfather.

Since his biological father left when he was very young, Calvin has never mentioned him in any conversation. There is no information available on the internet about his father, not even his name.

Moreover, he has also never shared anything about his other family members, but he loves them dearly. Nevertheless, his mother does share joyful moments on her social media with her family.

In an interview, when asked to name three things he can’t live without, Calvin first said, “I can’t live without my family, I think they’re essential to me. My mum especially.

Calvin started his acting career with his mother’s help and support

Although not much is revealed about his mother, Calvin credits her for his successful career. She was the one who got him an agent at the beginning of his career.

With the upcoming Netflix drama series Supacell, Calvin is at the peak of his career. However, his mother remains a crucial figure in his life. She never gave up on him and supported him, raising him to success.

Moreover, when he moved to Liverpool away from his mother, she motivated him to keep going and cheered him up whenever he felt down. Now in Liverpool, Calvin lives with his grandmother and his best friend Zac, who is also an actor.

Calvin Demba’s mother openly expresses pride and support for her son, often recommending his movies and sharing her admiration for him.

In contrast to his real-life mother, Calvin played the role of Jay, a young aspiring musician in the series Youngers. In the show, his character dealt with pressure and expectations from his family, including his mother.

Similarly, in Life, Calvin played Andy, a character navigating complex relationships, including familial ties. These roles explore his relationships with his Calvin Demba on-screen parents and other family members.

Furthermore, as a director, Calvin made a film titled Gentrification about his East End neighborhood. The film features his mum, little sister, nan, and friends, and it has been picked up by Channel 4.

Overall, his family no doubt fully supports all his artistic endeavors. Especially his mother has been a constant source of support throughout his personal and professional life.

Additional Information

  • Calvin Arron A. Demba popularly known as Calvin Demba was born in 1993 and is currently aged between 30-31.
  • He is of mixed ethnicity, with Gambian, African-American, and Scottish descent, and he holds British nationality.
  • He first gained a reputation in 2011, when he was cast as Scott Sabeka in the soap Hollyoaks and slimed for 82 episodes.
  • In 2013, Demba made his theatrical debut, in the play Routes portraying Kola.
  • He was one of the four writers honored at the 2022 Flim London Lodestars.
Janavi Rajbhandari
Janavi Rajbhandari
Currently studying computer science, I am diving into the complex world of technology. I also have a deep passion for writing and storytelling which is how I found my true calling as a content writer. I have combined the logical thinking that I learned from computer science with my creative side to offer a unique perspective.


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