Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie, who is popularly known as Yul Edochie was born on January 7, 1982). He is a Nigerian actor, who is named after a popular Russian actor Yul Brynner. He is the son of Nigerian actor Pete Edochie and he hails from Anambra state Nigeria. He was raised both in Lagos and Enugu. He is the last of 6 children. He got married to May Aligwe at the age of 22, and both couples have 3 sons and a daughter. He attended the University of Port Harcourt, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts.
Yul secondary education started from 1992 to 1998. In those 6 years he went to Marist Brothers' Juniorate, Uturu , University Secondary School Enugu, Ecumenical Community Secondary School Enugu and New Haven Boys Secondary School Enugu Respectively.
Yul Joined Nollywood in 2005 in his first film titled "The Exquires" alongside the Late Justus Esiri and Enebeli Elebuwa. He got his break in 2007 after featuring alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the movie "Wind Of Glory’’. In 2015, Yul Edochie opened a film academy in Lagos. He launched the academy as a result of the decline in quality and professionalism of upcoming Nigerian actors and actresses. The academy as stated by him is supposed to train the next generation of Nollywood actors and actresses. A duty which he intends to do personally. The academy gives talented people the opportunity to be introduced to the Nigerian Film Industry.
On the 14 of July 2017, Yul Edochie declared his intention to run for Governor of Anambra State, when he picked up the nomination form of the political party "Democratic Peoples Congress" and was eventually the flag bearer and gubernatorial candidate of the party to run for governor of Anambra State.