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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor is known as a British actor. He is most famous for his roles in 'Othello,' 'Serenity,' 'Kinky Boots' and '12 Years a Slave.'

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Background and Age

Chiwetel Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977, in the eastern part of London, England, to mother Obiajulu and father Arinze Ejiofor. The two guardians hailed from Nigeria, worked in medicine and had prominent performance careers. The second of four siblings, Chiwetel lost his father in an auto accident in a visit to Nigeria when he was a youngster, after which he was hospitalized for over two months and physically scarred.

With his mom dealing with the family, Ejiofor built up an enthusiasm for performing and the stage, and performed with the National Youth Theater before eventually going to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He made his TV debut in the spine chiller Deadly Voyage (1996) and showed up in Steven Spielberg's Amistad (1997).

Career and Net Worth

The year 2013 was major for Ejiofor. He was featured in the HBO biopic Spector and appeared in the Joe Wright play Season of the Congo, in which Ejiofor depicted Patrice Lumumba. The actor likewise featured in the film Half of a Yellow Su, a drama about the Biafran War based on the novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie which was featured at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013.

October 2013 saw the U.S. release of 12 Years a Slave, a biopic by British director Steve McQueen in which Ejiofor plays Solomon Northup, a free African-American musician who was kidnapped and constrained into servitude during the 1840s. Ejiofor collected much high praise for the role, including a Best actor Golden Globe nomination and an Academy Award nomination for best actor in 2014. Actor Matthew McConaughey ended up with both the Globe and Oscar for his lead role in 2013's Dallas Buyers Club but Ejiofor was happy to be recognized for his excellent acting skills.

In July 2019, the trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was released featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor in a starring role. He was happy to be part of a great cast while making the film.

Marriage, Wife and Kids

Chiwetel Ejiofor is in a genuine romantic association with Australian model Frances Aaternir. The handsome British actor started dating the Aussie in mid-2015, soon after his separation with Canadian actress Sari Mercer. The couple showed up together in September 2015 at the debut of the film The Martian. They have since that time been seen together in both London and New York, going to different occasions and displaying their affection.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 10 Jul, 1977
Age: 43 yrs
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Forest Gate
residence: Los Angeles
Education: Dulwich College
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Gender: Male
Description: British-Nigerian actor
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Last Modified: Oct 28 2020
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