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Chiwetel Ejiofor


English actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is renowned for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He is also known for playing Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things (2002), the Operative in Serenity (2005), Lola in Kinky Boots (2005),... 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)
Doctor Strange
(2016)
Children of Men
(2006)
American Gangster
American Gangster Huey Lucas
(2007)

Filmography

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 2019 The Lion King (pre-production)
Scar (voice)
 2018 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (filming)
Trywell Kamkwamba
 2018 Come Sunday (post-production)
Carlton Pearson
  Tonight at Noon (completed)
Lee / Evans
 2017 Red Nose Day Actually (TV Short)
Peter
 2016 Triple 9
Michael Atwood
 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:

Played "Romeo Montague" in William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", at the Royal National Theatre in London, England. See more »

Publicity Listings:

14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chiwetal Ejiofor

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I remember getting cast in Amistad and getting this very strong feeling that I had overshot myself. It was a great shock. It made me realize that this is not a profession you can predict; that you can have all these ambitions and expectations and that they can all be thrown to the wind. What was peculiar about that situation was that my aspirations were so far below what actually happened. See more »

Trivia:

Younger sister, Zain Asher, is a financial news reporter at CNN based in New York. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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