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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977 in Forest Gate, London, England, to Nigerian parents, Obiajulu (Okaford), a pharmacist, and Arinze Ejiofor, a doctor. Chiwetel attended Dulwich College in South-East London. By the age of 13 he was appearing in numerous school and National Youth Theatre productions and subsequently attended the ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 51 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Triple 9 (completed)
Terrell Tompkins
 2013 Making a Scene (Short)
 2013 Phil Spector (TV Movie)
Mock Prosecutor
 2013 Dancing on the Edge (TV Mini-Series)
- Interviewing Louis (2013) ... Louis
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Louis
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Louis
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Louis
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Louis
 2010 Salt
 2009 Masterpiece Contemporary (TV Series)
- Endgame (2009)
 2009/I Endgame
Thabo Mbeki
 2005 Kinky Boots
 2003 Canterbury Tales (TV Mini-Series)
- The Knight's Tale (2003) ... Paul
 2001 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
DS McCorkindale
- Teacher (2001) ... DS McCorkindale (as Chiwetal Ejiofor)
 2001 Mind Games (TV Movie)
Tyler Arnold
 1996 Deadly Voyage (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

: Plays "Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin" in "The Seagull", a play by Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton (The Royal Court, London, England, UK). See more »

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Chiwetal Ejiofor


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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I always thought of the play as a sequel to Romeo and Juliet. I think Shakespeare's so astute in his understanding of people being vulnerable, you know. And that love is so easy to corrupt. I think so many of Shakespeare's plays are about how fragile love is - how perfect and beautiful it is, but also how terrifying and easy to manipulate it is. See more »


He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Drama. See more »

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