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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 49 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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Other Works:

He acted in Noel Coward's play, "The Vortex," at the Donmar Theatre in London, England with Deborah Findlay, Bette Bourne, Francesca Annis, and Daniel Weyman in the cast. Michael Grandage was director. 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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Personal Quote:

I think I just look for what appeals to me, and maybe what appeals to me is kind of serious sometimes. I like characters and I like story and I sort of like narrative, and that is what excites me. And sometimes, I suppose, in the contemporary context a lot of that is based around dramas these days so I enjoy that and it's what I have always done. I have always been involved in drama, and somehow ... See more »

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He has named his five favorite films (in no order) as Raging Bull (1980), The Godfather (1972), Fargo (1996), Miller's Crossing (1990) and Do the Right Thing (1989). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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