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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetelu Umeadi "Chiwetel" Ejiofor, 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).


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Born:
Jul 10, 1977 In Forest Gate, London, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
49
First Appeared:
In the movie Tonight at Noon
Latest Project:
Movie Doctor Strange 2 2020-12-31
Known For
Poster of MarĂ­a Magdalena
Poster of Z for Zachariah
Poster of American Gangster
Poster of Amistad
Filmography
Movie Doctor Strange 2 Baron Karl Mordo 2020-12-31
Movie El Rey León Scar (voice) 2019-07-17
Movie Tonight at Noon Lee 2019
Movie María Magdalena Peter 2018-03-15
Movie Sherlock Gnomes Watson (Voice) 2018-03-15
Movie Come Sunday Carlton Pearson 2018-01-21
Movie Red Nose Day Actually Peter 2017-03-24
Movie Doctor Strange Karl Mordo 2016-10-25
Movie Ares III: Refocused Vincent Kapoor 2016-01-12
Movie Triple 9 Michael Atwood 2016-02-19
Movie El secreto de una obsesión Ray 2015-10-14
Movie Marte (The Martian) Venkat Kapoor 2015-09-30
Movie Z for Zachariah John Loomis 2015-08-13
Movie National Theatre Live: Everyman Everyman 2015-07-16
Movie Phil Spector Mock Prosecutor 2013-03-24
Series Dancing on the Edge Louis Lester 2013-02-04
Movie Half of a Yellow Sun Odenigbo 2013-09-08
Movie Savannah Christmas Moultrie 2013-04-25
Movie 12 años de esclavitud Solomon Northup 2013-10-18
Movie Making a Scene Man 2013-11-25
Series The Shadow Line Jonah Gabriel 2011-05-05
Movie Salt Darryl Peabody 2010-07-21
Movie 2012 Adrian Helmsley 2009-10-10
Movie Endgame President Thabo Mbeki 2009-01-18
Movie This Is My Africa Himself 2008-04-01
Movie Cinturón Rojo Mike Terry 2008-04-07
Movie American Gangster Huey Lucas 2007-11-02
Movie Talk to Me Dewey Hughes 2007-07-13
Movie Plan oculto Detective Bill Mitchell 2006-03-23
Movie Hijos de los hombres Luke 2006-09-22
Series Tsunami: El día después Ian Carter 2006-01-01
Movie Slow Burn Ty Trippin 2005-09-12
Movie Pisando fuerte Lola 2005-08-30
Movie Serenity The Operative 2005-08-25
Movie Cuatro hermanos Victor Sweet 2005-08-11
Movie Melinda y Melinda Ellis Moonsong 2004-10-29
Movie Ella me odia Frank Wills 2004-07-30
Movie Tierra de sangre Alex Mpondo 2004-01-01
Series Trust Ashley Carter 2003-01-09
Series Canterbury Tales Paul 2003-09-11
Movie Twelfth Night, or What You Will Orsino 2003-05-05
Movie Love Actually Peter 2003-09-07
Movie Testigo Virtual Mark Hayward 2003-10-08
Movie Negocios ocultos Okwe 2002-09-05
Movie It Was an Accident Nicky Burkett 2000-10-27
Movie G:MT Greenwich Mean Time Rix 1999-10-01
Movie Amistad Ens. James Covey 1997-12-03
Movie Deadly Voyage Ebow 1996-06-14
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Chiwetel Ejiofor 1953-03-18