July 10, 1977
44 years old
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
78 kg | 172 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor was born in Forest Gate, London, England, on July 10, 1977, is a British actor.
Young Chiwetel Ejiofor first started performing in school theater productions.
He made big screen debut in historical drama film Amistad (1997) in role as Ensign James Covey.
He got his television debut in drama movie Deadly Voyage (1996) in role as Ebow.
Chiwetel's breakthrough performance came as Okwe lander in social thriller film Dirty Pretty Things (2002).
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Chiwetel Ejiofor is 44 years old.
Chiwetel Ejiofor net worth is around 16 million dollars.
He was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor also won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the AACTA International Award for Best Actor for his role as Solomon Northup in biographical drama film 12 Years a Slave (2013).
He won the African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Huey Lucas in biographical crime film American Gangster (2007).
He was nominated for the Black Reel Awards for Outstanding Actor for his roles in films:
Redbelt (2008) martial arts as Mike Terry
Z for Zachariah (2015) post-apocalyptic thriller as John Loomis
He was nominated for the Black Reel Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his roles in movies:
Serenity (2005) space Western as The Operative
Children of Men (2006) dystopian action thriller as Luke
He won the American Black Film Festival Award and a Black Reel Award for Best Performance by an Actor for his role as Okwe lander in social thriller film Dirty Pretty Things (2002).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role as Simon / Lola in comedy-drama film Kinky Boots (2005).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Thabo Mbeki in drama movie Endgame (2009).
He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Vincent Kapoor in science fiction film The Martian (2015).
He played Karl Mordo in superhero films:
Doctor Strange (2016), for which he was nominated for the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Ray Kasten in thriller film Secret in Their Eyes (2015).
He was nominated for the BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Trywell Kamkwamba in drama film The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019).
He won the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Voice Performance for his voice role as Scar in animated musical drama film The Lion King (2109).
Twelfth Night, or What You Will (2003) romantic comedy drama opposite Parminder Nagra and Michael Maloney
Red Dust (2004) drama with Hilary Swank and Jamie Bartlett
Melinda and Melinda (2004) comedy opposite Will Ferrell and Radha Mitchell
Salt (2010) action thriller with Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber
Phil Spector (2013) biographical drama opposite Al Pacino and Helen Mirren
Triple 9 (2016) heist action thriller with Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson
He voiced Gnome Watson in animated movie Sherlock Gnomes (2018).
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) fantasy opposite Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning
The Old Guard (2020) superhero with Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne
Locked Down (2021) romantic comedy heist opposite Anne Hathaway and Ben Kingsley
Infinite (2021) science fiction action with Mark Wahlberg and Sophie Cookson
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Ian Carter in disaster drama television miniseries Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor for his role as Louis Lester in BBC Two drama series Dancing on the Edge (2013).
Trust (2003) BBC One legal drama series in role as Ashley Carter
The Shadow Line (2011) BBC Two drama miniseries in role as Jonah Gabriel
The Man Who Fell to Earth (2022) Showtime science fiction series in role as Thomas Jerome Newton
Attended Dulwich College in Dulwich, London.
Studied at National Youth Theatre and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Has younger sister, Zain Asher.
He was a part of band "Blind" in the 90s.
He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his role as Othello in a play "Othello" (2007), at Donmar Warehouse.
He was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Chris in a play "Blue/Orange" (2000), at Royal National Theatre.
Good friends with Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba and Andrew Lincoln.
Supporter of Crystal Palace F.C.
He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2015.
He was honoured with a Global Promise Award by The GEANCO Foundation in 2015.
He dated actress Naomie Harris (2000-2007).
He is in a long-term relationship with Sari Mercer.