Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor

Gender

Male

Known Credits

20

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Date of Birth: Jul 10, 1977

Birthplace: Forest Gate, London, UK

 

 

Biography

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 Spielbergs 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.

Known For

Filmography

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

as Baron Karl Mordo

2016

The Martian

The Martian

as Venkat Kapoor

2016

Triple 9

Triple 9

as Michael Atwood

2016

Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah

as Loomis

2015

Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun

as Odenigbo

2014

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

as Solomon Northup

2013

Savannah

Savannah

as Christmas Moultrie

2013

Phil Spector

Phil Spector

as Mock Prosecutor

2013

The Shadow Line

The Shadow Line

as Jonah Gabriel

2011

This Is My Africa

This Is My Africa

as Himself

2008

American Gangster

American Gangster

as Huey Lucas

2007

Children of Men

Children of Men

as Luke

2006

Inside Man

Inside Man

as Detective Bill Mitchell

2006

Serenity

Serenity

as The Operative

2005

Four Brothers

Four Brothers

as Victor Sweet

2005

She Hate Me

She Hate Me

as Frank Wills

2004

Amistad

Amistad

as Ens. James Covey

1997