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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977 in Forest Gate, 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 London Academy of ... 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)
 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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Article,"Can You Bring It Down a Notch, Bill?," Published in "The Guardian," 18 June 2008. See more »

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12 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chiwetal Ejiofor


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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I like to disappear into a role. I equate the success of it with a feeling of being chemically changed. See more »


Went to Dulwich College, London See more »

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