Obi Ndefo is an American actor of Nigerian heritage. His mother is Jewish/Russian/Polish. He graduated from Yale School of Drama. Obi was hit from behind by a car, on the evening of August 17, 2019. Obi is still alive, but both his legs had to be amputated, from just above the knees down. One leg was severed upon impact, the other was shattered, rapidly losing blood, and had to be removed as well (in order to save his life).