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Chiwetel Ejiofor

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).


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Born:
Jul 10, 1977 In Forest Gate, London, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
21
First Appeared:
In the movie Amistad 1997-12-03
Latest Project:
Movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 2021-04-29
Known For
Filmography
Movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Baron Karl Mordo 2021-04-29
Movie The Lion King Scar (voice) 2019-07-12
Movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Conall 2019-10-16
Movie Come Sunday Carlton Pearson 2018-01-21
Movie Sherlock Gnomes Watson (Voice) 2018-03-15
Movie Triple 9 Michael Atwood 2016-02-19
Movie Doctor Strange Baron Karl Mordo 2016-10-25
Movie Secret in Their Eyes Ray 2015-10-14
Movie Phil Spector Mock Prosecutor 2013-03-24
Movie 12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup 2013-10-18
Movie Salt Darryl Peabody 2010-07-21
Movie 2012 Adrian Helmsley 2009-10-10
Movie Talk to Me Dewey Hughes 2007-07-13
Movie American Gangster Huey Lucas 2007-11-02
Movie Inside Man Detective Bill Mitchell 2006-03-23
Movie Slow Burn Ty Trippin 2005-09-12
Movie She Hate Me Frank Wills 2004-07-30
Movie Love Actually Peter 2003-09-07
Movie Dirty Pretty Things Okwe 2002-09-05
Movie It Was an Accident Nicky Burkett 2000-10-27
Movie Amistad Ens. James Covey 1997-12-03