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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 48 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Martian (filming)
 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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His National Theatre credits include: Russell in "Sparkleshark", a new play for young people by Philip Ridley (1999), Chris in "Blue/ Orange" a new play by Joe Penhall (also West End), and young Peer in Ibsen's "Peer Gynt", Romeo in Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" (all 2000). See more »

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12 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chiwetal Ejiofor

Height:

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 »

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His father was killed in a car accident when Chiwetel was eleven. He survived the accident. See more »

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Cancer

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