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Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Biography

Forest Gate, London, England, UK
Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977 in Forest Gate, to Nigerian parents, Obiajulu (Okaford), a pharmacist, and Arinze Ejiofor, a doctor. Chiwetel attended Dulwich College in South-East London. By the age of 13 he was appearing in numerous school and National Youth Theatre productions and subsequently attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

In 1996 Ejiofor caught the attention of Steven Spielberg who cast him in the critically acclaimed Amistad (1997) alongside Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Himself - Nominee

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014

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Character: Himself - Presenter / Nominee

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014

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Character: Himself - Interviewee

2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2014

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Character: Odenigbo

Half of a Yellow Sun 2013

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Character: Christmas Moultrie

Savannah 2013

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Character: Mock Prosecutor

Phil Spector 2013

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Character: Peabody

Salt 2010

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Character: Adrian Helmsley

2012 2009

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Character: Thabo Mbeki

Endgame 2009

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Character: Huey Lucas

American Gangster 2007

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Character: Detective Bill Mitchell

Inside Man 2006

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Character: Victor Sweet

Four Brothers 2005

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Character: Ty Trippin

Slow Burn 2005

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Character: Ellis Moonsong

Melinda and Melinda 2004

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Character: Alex Mpondo

Red Dust 2004

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Character: Mark Hayward

3 Blind Mice 2003

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Character: Ensign Covey

Amistad 1997

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini - Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010

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Character: Ebow

Deadly Voyage 1996

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Character: Nicky Burkett

It Was an Accident 2000

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Character: Tyler Arnold

Mind Games 2001

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film

The Oscars 2015

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Character: Venkat Kapoor

The Martian 2015

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Character: Himself - Presenter & Nominee

The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

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Character: Himself - Nominee

71st Golden Globe Awards 2014

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

The Oscars 2014

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Character: Jonah Gabriel

The Shadow Line 2011

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Character: Terrell Tompkins

Triple 9 2016

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Character: Himself

Rencontres de cinéma 2007

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Character: Himself - Guest

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Character: Himself

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Character: Himself

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Character: Himself

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Character: Himself

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Character: Himself - Guest

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Character: DS McCorkindale

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