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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 (2006) Detective Bill Mitchell
Love Actually (2003) Peter
Dirty Pretty Things (2002) Okwe
American Gangster (2007) Huey Lucas
She Hate Me (2004) Frank Wills
Talk to Me (2007) Dewey Hughes
Amistad (1997) Ens. James Covey
Four Brothers (2005) Victor Sweet
Tonight at Noon Lee
Redbelt (2008) Mike Terry
Melinda and Melinda (2004) Ellis Moonsong
Children of Men (2006) Luke
Salt (2010) Darryl Peabody
Red Dust (2004) Alex Mpondo
2012 (2009) Adrian Helmsley
Endgame (2009) President Thabo Mbeki
Serenity (2005) The Operative
Kinky Boots (2006) Lola
G:MT Greenwich Mean Time (1999) Rix
3 Blind Mice (2003) Mark Hayward
Slow Burn (2007) Ty Trippin
12 Years a Slave (2013) Solomon Northup
Doctor Strange: Strange Company (2017) Himself
Z for Zachariah (2015) John Loomis
Phil Spector (2013) Mock Prosecutor
Savannah (2013) Christmas Moultrie
Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) Odenigbo
Deadly Voyage (1996) Ebow
Twelfth Night, or What You Will (2003) Orsino
The Martian (2015) Venkat Kapoor
Secret in Their Eyes (2015) Ray
Making a Scene (2013) Man
It Was an Accident (2000) Nicky Burkett
Doctor Strange (2016) Karl Mordo
National Theatre Live: Everyman (2015) Everyman
This Is My Africa (2008) Himself
Triple 9 (2016) Michael Atwood
Ares III: Refocused (2016) Vincent Kapoor
Mary Magdalene (2019) Peter
Fela Fela Kuti
Come Sunday (2018) Carlton Pearson
Red Nose Day Actually (2017) Peter
Doctor Strange 2 (2021) Baron Karl Mordo
The Lion King (2019) Scar (voice)
Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Watson (Voice)
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) Trywell Kamkwamba
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
The Elephant Queen (2018) Narrator

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




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