Source of Wealth:acting
Birth Place:Forest Gate, London, England
Full Name:Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor
Date of Birth:July 10, 1977
About Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor is a British actor who has starred in films like Serenity and 12 Years A SlaveI.
Chiwetel Ejiofor began his film career with the television film Deadly Voyage in 1996.
In 1999, Ejiofor appeared in the British film G:MT. In 2000, he starred in Blue/Orange at the Royal National Theatre and at the Duchess Theatre. And his performance as Romeo in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award.
Ejiofor was awarded the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer at the 2000 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards. He also received the 2000 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer in his performance for Blue/Orange, and a 2001 nomination for the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award Best Supporting Actor.
Ejiofor's first leading film role came in 2002's Dirty Pretty Things, for which he won a British Independent Film Award for best actor.
In the following year, he was part of the ensemble cast of Love Actually, starred in a BBC adaptation of Chaucer's The Knight's Tale, and also starred in the BBC series Trust. In 2004, he appeared alongside Hilary Swank in 2004's Red Dust.
In 2007, Ejiofor reprised his role as Othello at the Donmar Warehouse. He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance.
Ejiofor was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours. And he made his directorial debut for the short film, Slapper.
He appeared in the 2009 film 2012, and in 2013, Ejiofor appeared in the leading role in the BBC Two drama series Dancing on the Edge.
Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977 in Forest Gate, London, England. Ejiofor began acting in school plays at the age of thirteen at Dulwich College and joined the National Youth Theatre.