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.
|Full name at birth||
Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor
|Claim to fame||
|Date of birth||
10 July 1977
|Place of birth||
Forest Gate, London, England, UK
5' 10" (178 cm)
159 lbs (72.1 kg)
Visiible scar on his forehead from an automobile accident when he was 11
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Markham, Froggatt & Irwin
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