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David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo (pronounced - "oh-yellow-oh"), is a classically trained stage actor who has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and received the "Scholarship for Excellence" from Nicholas Hytner in 1998. David starred as Martin Luther King Jr. in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 18 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Selma Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.
Nightingale Peter Snowden
Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher Emerson
Lee Daniels' The Butler


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 2014-2016 Star Wars Rebels (TV Series)
Agent Kallus
- The Antilles Extraction (2016) ... Agent Kallus (voice)
- Steps Into Shadow (2016) ... Agent Kallus (voice)
- The Honorable Ones (2016) ... Agent Kallus (voice)
- Legends of the Lasat (2016) ... Agent Kallus (voice)
- Legacy (2015) ... Agent Kallus (voice)
 2016 Queen of Katwe
Robert Katende
 2016 Nina
Clifton Henderson
 2015 Black Knight Decoded (Video short)
 2015/II Captive
Brian Nichols
 2015 Five Nights in Maine
 2015 Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions (Video Game)
Agent Kallus (voice)
 2014/I Default
 2014 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Sebastian / Ron Daise
- Walking Dead Lobster (2014) ... Sebastian / Ron Daise (voice)
 2013 206 (Short)
 2013 Complicit (TV Movie)
Edward Ekubo
 2011 Rahab (Short)
 2011 96 Minutes
 2010-2011 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Teacher / Clarence
- Glenn and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (2011) ... Teacher (voice)
- Life Swap (2010) ... Clarence (voice)
 2011 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Judge Edward Weldon
- Two Courts (2011) ... Judge Edward Weldon
 2010 Change in the Wind
Benjamin Mays (voice)
 2010 Blood and Oil (TV Movie)
Keme Tobodo
 2009 Small Island (TV Movie)
 2009/I Rage
 2008 The Passion (TV Mini-Series)
Joseph of Arimathea
 2007 Five Days: Revised Final Episode (Video short)
Matt Wellings
 2007 Five Days (TV Mini-Series)
Matt Wellings
- Day Three (2007) ... Matt Wellings
- Day One (2007) ... Matt Wellings
 2007 Spooks Interactive (Video Game)
Danny Hunter
 2006 Born Equal (TV Movie)
 2006 The Last King of Scotland
Dr. Junju
 2006 Shoot the Messenger
Joseph Pascale
 2006 American Blend
 2005/I Derailed
Patrol Officer
 2005 The Best Man
 2005 A Sound of Thunder
 2002-2004 MI-5 (TV Series)
Danny Hunter
- Episode #3.10 (2004) ... Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Episode #3.9 (2004) ... Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Episode #3.8 (2004) ... Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Episode #3.7 (2004) ... Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Episode #3.6 (2004) ... Danny Hunter
 2004 End of the Line (Short)
 2002 Tomorrow La Scala!
 2001/II Circles (Short)
 2001 Dog Eat Dog
 1998 Brothers and Sisters (TV Series)
Lester Peters
 1998 Maisie Raine (TV Series)
Sonny McDonald
- Food of Love (1998) ... Sonny McDonald
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Directed Webster's "The White Devil" - Pavillion Theatre, Brighton (2006). See more »

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1 Interview | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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I think it's vital to have something outside your acting to keep you rooted in the real world, and help you fill the vacuum. If you have nothing else, it can be unhealthy. For me being a Christian has been invaluable: it simply means acting isn't the centre of my life. See more »


David made history in 2000 when he became the first black actor to portray an English monarch for the Royal Shakespeare Company when he played the title role in a production of Henry VI Parts I, II and III. See more »

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