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Chiwetel Ejiofor


Chiwetel Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977 in Forest Gate, to Nigerian parents, Obiajulu, a pharmacist, and Arinze, 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 London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. In ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 48 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Bond 24 (pre-production) (rumored)
 2013 Making a Scene (Short)
Man
 2013 Phil Spector (TV Movie)
Mock Prosecutor
 2013 Dancing on the Edge (TV Series)
Louis
- 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
Peabody
 2009 Masterpiece Contemporary (TV Series)
- Endgame (2009)
 2009/I Endgame
Thabo Mbeki
 2005 Kinky Boots
Lola
 2003 Canterbury Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Paul
- 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)
Ebow
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Other Works:

His credits at London's Donmar Warehouse include: Nicky Lancaster in "The Vortex" by Noel Coward (December 2002) and the title role in Shakespeare's "Othello" (2007, also BBC radio 3 2008). See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chiwetal Ejiofor

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I remember getting cast in Amistad and getting this very strong feeling that I had overshot myself. It was a great shock. It made me realize that this is not a profession you can predict; that you can have all these ambitions and expectations and that they can all be thrown to the wind. What was peculiar about that situation was that my aspirations were so far below what actually happened. See more »

Trivia:

Starring in the title part in a brief run of 'Othello' at the Donmar Warehouse in London, with Ewan McGregor as Iago. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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