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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).


Doctor Strange 2
 2021, Baron Karl Mordo
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
The Lion King
 2019, Scar (voice)
Mary Magdalene
 2019, Peter
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
 2019, Trywell Kamkwamba
The Elephant Queen
 2018, Narrator
Sherlock Gnomes
 2018, Watson (Voice)
Come Sunday
 2018, Carlton Pearson
Red Nose Day Actually
 2017, Peter
Doctor Strange: Strange Company
 2017, Himself
Doctor Strange
 2016, Baron Karl Mordo
Triple 9
 2016, Michael Atwood
Ares III: Refocused
 2016, Vincent Kapoor
Secret in Their Eyes
 2015, Ray
The Martian
 2015, Venkat Kapoor
Z for Zachariah
 2015, John Loomis
National Theatre Live: Everyman
 2015, Everyman
Half of a Yellow Sun
 2014, Odenigbo
Making a Scene
 2013, Man
12 Years a Slave
 2013, Solomon Northup
 2013, Christmas Moultrie
Phil Spector
 2013, Mock Prosecutor
 2010, Darryl Peabody
 2009, Adrian Helmsley
 2009, President Thabo Mbeki
 2008, Mike Terry
This Is My Africa
 2008, Himself
American Gangster
 2007, Huey Lucas
Talk to Me
 2007, Dewey Hughes
Slow Burn
 2007, Ty Trippin
Children of Men
 2006, Luke
Inside Man
 2006, Detective Bill Mitchell
Kinky Boots
 2006, Lola
 2005, The Operative
Four Brothers
 2005, Victor Sweet
Melinda and Melinda
 2004, Ellis Moonsong
She Hate Me
 2004, Frank Wills
Red Dust
 2004, Alex Mpondo
Love Actually
 2003, Peter
Three Blind Mice
 2003, Mark Hayward
Twelfth Night, or What You Will
 2003, Orsino
Dirty Pretty Things
 2002, Okwe
It Was an Accident
 2000, Nicky Burkett
G:MT Greenwich Mean Time
 1999, Rix
 1997, Ens. James Covey
Deadly Voyage
 1996, Ebow
Tonight at Noon
 -0001, Lee
 Fela Kuti

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
Columbite Tantalite (2013)
Columbite Tantalite (2013)
Slapper (2008)
Slapper (2008)


Tsunami: The Aftermath
 2006, Ian Carter
The Shadow Line
 2011, Jonah Gabriel
 2003, Ashley Carter
Canterbury Tales
 2003, Paul
The Academy Awards
 1953, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Dancing on the Edge
 2013, Louis Lester
Murder in Mind
 2001, DS McCorkindale
ARES: live
 2015, Vincent Kapoor
Rachael Ray


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