Chiwetel Ejiofor Biography
Chiwetel Ejiofor (Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor) was born on 10th July 1977, Forest Gate, London, United Kingdom. He is a British actor, in 2014 he was nominated for the Oscar award for his leading role on 12 years a slave.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Age
- He was born on 10th July 1977 ( 40 years as at 2017)
Chiwetel Ejiofor Career
He began acting in school plays at the age of fourteen at Dulwich College and joined the National Youth Theatre. He got into the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art but left after his first year, after being cast in Steven Spielberg’s film Amistad. He played the title role in Othello at the Bloomsbury Theatre in September 1995, and again at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow in 1996, when he starred opposite Rachael Stirling as Desdemona.
Ejiofor made his film debut in the television film Deadly Voyage (1996). He went on to become a stage actor in London. In Steven Spielberg’s Amistad, he gave support to Djimon Hounsou’s Cinque as interpreter Ensign James Covey. In 1999, he appeared in the British film G:MT – Greenwich Mean Time. In 2000, he starred in Blue/Orange at the Royal National Theatre (Cottesloe stage), and later at the Duchess Theatre.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Movies
- 2013: 12 Years a Slave
- 2016: Doctor Strange
- 2015: The Martian
- 2016: Triple 9
- 2015: Secret in Their Eyes
- 2006: Children of Men
- 2005: Kinky Boots
- 2007: American Gangster
- 2002: Dirty Pretty Things
- 2005: Serenity
- 2006: Inside Man
- 2015: Z for Zachariah
- 2008: Redbelt
- 2003: Love Actually
- 2007: Talk to Me
- 1997: Amistad
- 2013: Half of a Yellow Sun
- 2010: Salt
- 2004: Melinda and Melinda
- 2005: Four Brothers
- 2009: Endgame
- 2004: She Hate Me
- 2005: Slow Burn
- 2004: Red Dust
- 2018: Mary Magdalene
- 2013: Phil Spector
- 1996: Deadly Voyage
- 2000: It Was an Accident
- 1999: G:MT – Greenwich Mean Time
- 2003: Three Blind Mice
- 2013: Savannah
- 2009: 2012
- 2003: Twelfth Night, or What You Will
- 2019: The Lion King
- 2013: Columbite Tantalite
- 2001: Mind Games
Chiwetel Ejiofor Television Roles
- 1996: Deadly Voyage
- 2001: Murder in Mind
- 2003: Twelfth Night
- 2003: Trust
- 2003: The Canterbury Tales
- 2006: Tsunami: The Aftermath
- 2007: Partition: The Day India Burned
- 2011: The Shadow Line
- 2013: Dancing on the Edge
- 2013: Phil Spector
- 2017: Red Nose Day Actually
Chiwetel Ejiofor Theatre
- 1995: Othello
- 1996: Othello
- 1997: Macbeth
- 1999: Sparkleshark
- 2000: Blue/Orange
- 2000: Romeo and Juliet
- 2000: Peer Gynt
- 2002: The Vortex
- 2007: The Seagull
- 2007: Othello
- 2013: A Season in the Congo
- 2015: Everyman
Chiwetel Ejiofor Wife
- He is not married but has been dating Frances Aaternir, a model, since September 2015.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Girlfriend
- He has been dating Frances Aaternir, a model, since September 2015.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Awards
- 2015: British Independent Film Award – The Richard Harris Award
- 2015: Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actor (Nigeria in Hollywood)
- 2014: BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, 12 Years a Slave.
- 2014: BET Award for Best Actor, 12 Years a Slave.
- 2014: AACTA International Award for Best Actor, 12 years a Slave
- 2008: Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, Othello
- 2008: John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance, Othello.
- 2008: Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Talk to Me.
- 2007: Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Talk to Me
- 2003: British Independent Film Award for Best Actor, Dirty Pretty Things
- 2001: Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer, Blue/ Orange.
- In 2015, Ejiofor was honoured with a Global Promise Award by The GEANCO Foundation, a non-profit welfare organisation in West Africa for his charity work in Nigeria.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Oscar
In 2014 he was nominated Oscar Award, Best Performance by an actor for his leading role on the 12 years a slave (2013)
Chiwetel Ejiofor Scar
In August 2017 he was in talks to voice the character of Scar, the traitorous villain in Disney’s live-action reimagining of its classic, The Lion King, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Doctor Strange
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