STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 238 this week

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 »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View agent and legal
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Chiwetel Ejiofor? Add or change photos

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 people
created 29 Aug 2011
 
a list of 40 people
created 18 Oct 2013
 
a list of 48 people
created 12 Dec 2013
 
a list of 23 people
created 3 weeks ago
 
a list of 25 people
created 3 days ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Chiwetel Ejiofor's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 54 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (42 credits)
 2016 Doctor Strange (pre-production) (rumored)
 2015 The Martian (post-production)
Venkat Kapoor
 2015 Triple 9 (completed)
 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 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
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (48 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Played David in "Church" and "One", two new plays about homosexuality in the Anglican Church by Richard Monks - BBC radio 4 (2005). See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chiwetal Ejiofor

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

But these are the realities of the artistic idealism and the stock, the commercial/financial realism, and, so, somehow sometimes it is going to work in your favor and sometimes against, and that's all part and parcel of it. We just, in our end, just carry on trying to sort of produce the work, or the best work we can do, and hope that at their end they find a way of getting that to as many people... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the 2000 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performance in Blue/Orange. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hot le-ciel-bleu
has to be the next bond philiptutton
Could be the first black James Bond rayvinyard
Chiwetel Ejoifor at the Young Vic Season in Congo PrinceAndreiUK
Why wasn't he the new Alex Cross? gmthebeast
Now THIS guy...fanTAStic CranstonSnored
Discuss Chiwetel Ejiofor on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page