Kabongo began acting in 2009. He's appeared in films like 'Pompeii', 'Antibirth', 'Brown Girl Begins', 'Extracurricular', 'Run This Town', and 'The Animal Project'. Some of Kabongo's TV credits include a lead role in '21 Thunder' (Netflix), 'Star Trek Voyager' (CBS),' V-Wars' (Netflix), 'Ransom' (CBS), 'NCIS: Hawaii' (CBS), and 'Outerbanks' (Netflix). He's an alumni of the actor's conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre. Kabongo co-produced and starred in the award winning web series 'Teenagers' which earned him his first Canadian Screen Award nomination in 2016. He received his second Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Actor in a TV Movie for his role in 'Death She Wrote'. Emmanuel also co-produced and starred in the short film 'A Man's Story' which won the Impact Shorts Award at the Reelwolrd Film Festival. In 2019 Kabongo received the Trailblazer Award at the Reelworld Film Festival. Kabongo was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, raised in South Africa and grew up in Toronto. He's the oldest sibling of five. He turned down a basketball scholarship and dreams of playing soccer (football) to pursue an acting career.
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