Chiwetel Ejiofor

Actor / Screenwriter | * 07/10/1977 (43) | Forest Gate, London, UK
Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor ( CHOO-ə-tel EJ-ee-oh-for; born 10 July 1977) is an English actor and filmmaker. After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995 and attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting role in the film Amistad (1997) as James Covey. Ejiofor portrayed the characters Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things (2002), Lola in Kinky Boots (2005), Victor Sweet in Four Brothers (2005), The Operative in Serenity (2005), Adrian Helmsley in 2012 (2009), Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), Vincent Kapoor in The Martian (2015), Karl Mordo in ()
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Chiwetelu Umeadi "Chiwetel" Ejiofor was born on 10 July 1977 in Forest Gate, London. He attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, but had to leave after a year after receiving the roll of Ens, in Steven Spielberg's historical drama, "Amistad". For his first leading film role in Dirty Pretty Things, he won a British Independent Film Award for best actor. He has portrayed Othello in numerous stage productions including Bloomsbury Theatre, Theatre Royal in Glasgow and Donmar Warehouse. He made his directorial debut in the short film Slapper, which he also wrote. He soon became well known after moving on to bigger roles in "Inside Man" (2005), "American Gangster" (2007), "Children of Men" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" (2012).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Chiwetel Ejiofor

Laurence Olivier Award Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Best Actor Officer of The Order of The British Empire Order of The British Empire BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Academy Award for Best Actor European Film Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Chiwetel Ejiofor as Actor(55)

as Lee2021 Tonight at Noon
as Paxton2020 Lockdown
as Narrator2019 The Elephant Queen
as Trywell Kamkwamba2019 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
as Scar (voice)2019 The Lion King
as Fela Kuti2019 Fela
as Peter2018 Mary Magdalene
as Watson (Voice)2018 Sherlock Gnomes
as Carlton Pearson2018 Come Sunday
as Baron Karl Mordo2016 Doctor Strange
as Vincent Kapoor2016 Ares III: Refocused
as Michael Atwood2016 Triple 9
as John Loomis2015 Z for Zachariah
as Venkat Kapoor2015 The Martian
as Odenigbo2013 Half of a Yellow Sun
as Solomon Northup2013 12 Years a Slave
as Mock Prosecutor2013 Phil Spector
as Christmas Moultrie2013 Savannah
as Man2013 Making a Scene
as Darryl Peabody2010 Salt
as President Thabo Mbeki2009 Endgame
as Adrian Helmsley2009 2012
as Mike Terry2008 Redbelt
as Dewey Hughes2007 Talk to Me
as Huey Lucas2007 American Gangster
as Luke2006 Children of Men
as Detective Bill Mitchell2006 Inside Man
as Victor Sweet2005 Four Brothers
as The Operative2005 Serenity
as Lola2005 Kinky Boots
as Ty Trippin2005 Slow Burn
as Ellis Moonsong2004 Melinda and Melinda
as Alex Mpondo2004 Red Dust
as Frank Wills2004 She Hate Me
as Mark Hayward2003 Three Blind Mice
as Peter2003 Love Actually
as Derek Elliz2002 Antwone Fisher
as Nicky Burkett2000 It Was an Accident
as Ens. James Covey1997 Amistad
as Ebow1996 Deadly Voyage

TV Shows/Series with Chiwetel Ejiofor as Actor(8)

as Narrator2019 Earth from Space
as Louis Lester2013 Dancing on the Edge
as Jonah Gabriel2011 The Shadow Line
as Ian Carter2006 Tsunami: The Aftermath
as Ashley Carter2003 Trust
as Paul2003 Canterbury Tales
as DS McCorkindale2001 Murder in Mind

Movies with Chiwetel Ejiofor as Crew(6)

Directing/Director2019 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Writing/Screenplay2019 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Directing/Director2013 Columbite Tantalite
Writing/Writer2013 Columbite Tantalite
Directing/Director2008 Slapper
Writing/Writer2008 Slapper

Full Name: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Sunday, 07/10 1977 (July) in Forest Gate (current age: 43 years + 104 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Dulwich College, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Related to: Jeremy Peoples
Other names for Chiwetel Ejiofor (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Чиветель Эджиофор"
Chiwetel Ejiofor frequently works together with these people:
Thandie Newton (6x, Actress)
Benedict Wong (6x, Actor)
Denzel Washington (5x, Actor)
Woody Harrelson (5x, Actor)
Stan Lee (5x, Crew)
Ridley Scott (5x, Crew)
Roland Emmerich (5x, Crew)
David Mamet (5x, Crew)
Harald Kloser (5x, Crew)
Amanda Peet (4x, Actress)
Chris Navarro (4x, Crew)
Hugo Blick (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:575, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/28/2020