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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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Jul 10, 1977 In Forest Gate, London, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Melinda and Melinda 2004-10-29
Latest Project:
Movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 2021-05-05
Known For
Movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Baron Karl Mordo 2021-05-05
Movie The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Trywell Kamkwamba 2019-03-01
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 Mary Magdalene Peter 2018-03-15
Movie Doctor Strange: Strange Company Himself 2017-02-28
Movie Red Nose Day Actually Peter 2017-03-24
Movie Melinda and Melinda Ellis Moonsong 2004-10-29