Chiwetel Ejiofor

10 Jul 1977

Actor

Chiwetelu Umeadi "Chiwetel" Ejiofor, 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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Filmography (34 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Mary Magdalene
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Peter)
(movie, 2018)
···Sherlock Gnomes
Genre: Romance, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Watson (Voice))
(movie, 2016)
···Doctor Strange
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Baron Karl Mordo)
(movie, 2016)
···Triple 9
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Michael Atwood)
(movie, 2015)
···Secret in Their Eyes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Ray)
(movie, 2015)
8.8The Martian
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Venkat Kapoor)
(movie, 2015)
···Z for Zachariah
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Loomis)
(movie, 2014)
···Half of a Yellow Sun
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Odenigbo)
(movie, 2013)
···12 Years a Slave
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Solomon Northup)
(movie, 2013)
···Savannah
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Christmas Moultrie)
(movie, 2013)
···Phil Spector
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mock Prosecutor)
(movie, 2010)
···Salt
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Darryl Peabody)
(movie, 2009)
7.82012
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Adrian Helmsley)
(movie, 2009)
···Endgame
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as President Thabo Mbeki)
(movie, 2008)
···Redbelt
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mike Terry)
(movie, 2007)
···American Gangster
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Huey Lucas)
(movie, 2007)
···Talk to Me
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dewey Hughes)
(movie, 2006)
8.0Children of Men
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Luke)
(movie, 2006)
···Inside Man
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Detective Bill Mitchell)
(movie, 2006)
···Tsunami: The Aftermath
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ian Carter)
(movie, 2005)
···Kinky Boots
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Lola)
(movie, 2005)
···Slow Burn
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ty Trippin)
(movie, 2005)
···Serenity
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as The Operative)
(movie, 2005)
···Four Brothers
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Victor Sweet)
(movie, 2004)
···Melinda and Melinda
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ellis Moonsong)
(movie, 2004)
···She Hate Me
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Frank Wills)
(movie, 2004)
···Red Dust
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Alex Mpondo)
(movie, 2003)
···Love Actually
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Role: Actor (as Peter)
(movie, 2003)
···3 Blind Mice
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mark Hayward)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Orsino)
(movie, 2002)
···Dirty Pretty Things
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Okwe)
(movie, 2000)
···It Was an Accident
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Nicky Burkett)
(movie, 1999)
···G:MT Greenwich Mean Time
Genre: Drama, Music, Crime
Role: Actor (as Rix)
(movie, 1997)
···Amistad
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Ens. James Covey)