Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) was born on July 6, 1961 in Warri, Delta state, Nigeria. He attended Midwest College, Warri and Anglican Grammar School and was a member of the Drama Club. He gained admission in 1980 into the University of Benin to study Theatre Arts. He enrolled in the University of Lagos in 1997 to study Law.
After graduation, he worked with Concord Newspaper and Metro Magazine as a reporter. His first TV appearance was in the soap opera "Ripples" which was aired in the late 80?s. "Out of Bound" was his first movie.
In 2005 at the maiden edition of the African Movie Academy Awards he won Best Actor in a Leading Role. RMD has featured in over 50movies
In 2009, he took up a political role as a Commissioner for Cultural and Tourism in Delta State.
He is married to Jumobi Adegbesan and they are blessed with four children.