Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor CBE ( CHOO-ə-tel EJ-ee-oh-for; born 10 July 1977) is a British actor. After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995 and attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting role in the film Amistad (1997) as James Covey.

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Full name at birth
Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor
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Claim to fame
Amistad
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Date of birth
10 July 1977
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Place of birth
Forest Gate, London, England, UK
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Age
44
Occupation
Actor, Director
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Height
5' 10" (178 cm)
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Weight
159 lbs (72.1 kg)
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Distinctive feature
Visiible scar on his forehead from an automobile accident when he was 11
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

High school
Dulwich College
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University
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
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Talent agency
Markham, Froggatt & Irwin
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Partner: Sari Mercer (Long-Term)
Nov 2013-
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sari Mercer
I like to disappear into a role. I equate the success of it with a feeling of being chemically changed.
  • Was a member of the National Youth Theatre, in London.
  • Is British, of Nigerian parentage.
  • Name is pronounced "chew-it-tell edge-oh-for"
  • His father was killed in a car accident when Chiwetel was eleven. He survived the accident.
  • He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Blue/Orange at the Royal National Theatre, Cottesloe stage.

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