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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 53 wins & 74 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup
(2013)
Children of Men
(2006)
Doctor Strange
(2016)
American Gangster
American Gangster Huey Lucas
(2007)

Filmography

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 2017/I Come Sunday (post-production)
Carlton Pearson
 2016 Triple 9
Michael Atwood
 2015 National Theatre Live: Everyman (TV Movie)
Everyman
 2013 Making a Scene (Short)
Man
 2013 Phil Spector (TV Movie)
Mock Prosecutor
 2013 Dancing on the Edge (TV Mini-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/I Endgame
Thabo Mbeki
 2006 Tsunami: The Aftermath (TV Mini-Series)
Ian Carter
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Ian Carter
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Ian Carter
 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 Screen Two (TV Series)
Ebow
- Deadly Voyage (1996) ... Ebow
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Other Works:

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

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14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chiwetal Ejiofor

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

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

Star Sign:

Cancer

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