STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 104 this week

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 »

Paula Patton Stops 'Traffik' on "The IMDb Show"

Paula Patton discusses her new movie Traffik, and the Super Troopers 2 cast share their essential 4/20 movie & TV picks.

Watch now

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 65 images
updated 4 months ago
 
a list of 12 images
updated 7 months ago
 
a list of 272 people
updated 8 months ago
 
a list of 12 images
updated 19 Oct 2016
 
a list of 15 images
updated 19 Jan 2015
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 people
created 5 days ago
 
a list of 34 people
created 28 Feb 2017
 
a list of 22 people
created 4 weeks ago
 
a list of 28 people
created 22 Apr 2015
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

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

User Polls

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)
Serenity
Serenity The Operative
(2005)
2012
2012 Adrian Helmsley
(2009)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (49 credits)
 2019 The Lion King (filming)
Scar (voice)
 2018 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (filming)
Trywell Kamkwamba
  Tonight at Noon (completed)
Lee / Evans
 2018 Sherlock Gnomes
Dr. Watson (voice)
 2018 Mary Magdalene
Peter
 2018 Come Sunday
Carlton Pearson
 2017 Red Nose Day Actually (TV Short)
Peter
 2016 Doctor Strange
Mordo
 2016 Triple 9
Michael Atwood
 2015 Secret in Their Eyes
Ray Kasten
 2015 The Martian
Vincent Kapoor
 2015 Z for Zachariah
John Loomis
 2013 Making a Scene (Short)
Man
 2013 Half of a Yellow Sun
Odenigbo
 2013 12 Years a Slave
Solomon Northup
 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
 2013 Savannah
Christmas Moultrie
 2011 The Shadow Line (TV Mini-Series)
Jonah Gabriel
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... Jonah Gabriel
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Jonah Gabriel
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Jonah Gabriel
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Jonah Gabriel
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Jonah Gabriel
 2010 Salt
Peabody
 2009/I 2012
Adrian Helmsley
 2009/I Endgame
Thabo Mbeki
 2008 Redbelt
Mike Terry
 2007 American Gangster
Huey Lucas
 2007 Talk to Me
Dewey Hughes
 2006 Children of Men
Luke
 2006 Inside Man
Detective Bill Mitchell
 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
 2005 Slow Burn
Ty Trippin
 2005 Serenity
The Operative
 2005 Four Brothers
Victor Sweet
 2004 Melinda and Melinda
Ellis Moonsong
 2004 Red Dust
Alex Mpondo
 2004 She Hate Me
Frank Wills
 2003 Canterbury Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Paul
- The Knight's Tale (2003) ... Paul
 2003 Love Actually
Peter
 2003 3 Blind Mice
Mark Hayward
 2003 Twelfth Night, or What You Will (TV Movie)
Orsino
 2003 Trust (TV Series)
Ashley Carter
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Ashley Carter
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Ashley Carter
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Ashley Carter
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Ashley Carter
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Ashley Carter
 2002 Dirty Pretty Things
Okwe
 2001 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
DS McCorkindale
- Teacher (2001) ... DS McCorkindale (as Chiwetal Ejiofor)
 2001 My Friend Soweto
Soweto
 2001 Mind Games (TV Movie)
Tyler Arnold
 2000 It Was an Accident
Nicky Burkett
 1997 Amistad
Ensign Covey
 1996 Screen Two (TV Series)
Ebow
- Deadly Voyage (1996) ... Ebow
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (77 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

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)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I always thought of the play as a sequel to Romeo and Juliet. I think Shakespeare's so astute in his understanding of people being vulnerable, you know. And that love is so easy to corrupt. I think so many of Shakespeare's plays are about how fragile love is - how perfect and beautiful it is, but also how terrifying and easy to manipulate it is. See more »

Trivia:

He was honoured with a Global Promise Award by The GEANCO Foundation, a non-profit welfare organization in West Africa for his charity work in Nigeria (2015). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

Contribute to This Page