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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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 2017/I 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:

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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14 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 »

Trivia:

Has played slaves in two films: Amistad (1997) and 12 Years a Slave (2013). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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