Former striker who was a member of the Norwegian national team from 1998 to 2011 and spent his club career with a number of teams, most notably Aston Villa from 2007 to 2011.
He signed with Norway's biggest club, the Rosenborg, in a deal worth 25M Krone (around €3.3 million) in 1999.
He turned to movies after parting with the West Ham football club in summer 2012, getting his first role in a low-budget thriller film.
He grew up in Norway and was born to a Gambian father and a Norwegian mother.
He was teammates with fellow striker Gabriel Agbonlahor on Aston Villa.