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Chiwetel Ejiofor
Born July 10, 1977

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).


Inside Man Detective Bill Mitchell
Love Actually Peter
Dirty Pretty Things Okwe
American Gangster Huey Lucas
She Hate Me Frank Wills
Talk to Me Dewey Hughes
Amistad Ens. James Covey
Four Brothers Victor Sweet
Tonight at Noon Lee
Redbelt Mike Terry
Melinda and Melinda Ellis Moonsong
Children of Men Luke
Salt Darryl Peabody
Red Dust Alex Mpondo
2012 Adrian Helmsley
Endgame President Thabo Mbeki
Serenity The Operative
Kinky Boots Lola
G:MT Greenwich Mean Time Rix
3 Blind Mice Mark Hayward
Slow Burn Ty Trippin
12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup
The Martian Venkat Kapoor
Doctor Strange Karl Mordo
The Lion King Scar (voice)




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