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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Born Jul 10, 1977

Chiwetelu Umeadi "Chiwetel" Ejiofor, OBE is a British actor. He has received numerous acting awards and nominations, including the 2006 BAFTA Awards Rising Star, three Golden Globe Awards' nominations, and the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in Othello.… Read More

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1977 Birth Born on July 10, 1977.
1988 10 Years Old In 1988, when Ejiofor was 11, tragedy occurred during a family trip to Nigeria for a wedding. … Read More


1995 17 Years Old He played the title role in Othello at the Bloomsbury Theatre in September 1995, and again at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow in 1996 when he starred opposite Rachael Stirling, who played Desdemona.
1996 18 Years Old Ejiofor made his film debut in the television film Deadly Voyage in 1996. … Read More


1999 21 Years Old In 1999, he appeared in the British film G:MT.
In 2000, he starred in Blue/Orange at the Royal National Theatre (Cottesloe stage), and later at the Duchess Theatre. … Read More
2002 24 Years Old Ejiofor had his first leading film role in 2002's Dirty Pretty Things, for which he won a British Independent Film Award for best actor. … Read More
2004 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He starred alongside Hilary Swank in 2004's Red Dust, portraying the fictional politician Alex Mpondo of post-apartheid South Africa.
2005 27 Years Old He also received acclaim for his performance as a complex antagonist The Operative in the 2005 film Serenity. … Read More
2006 28 Years Old He was also nominated for the 2006 BAFTA Rising Star Award, which recognises emerging British film talent. … Read More
In 2007, he starred opposite Don Cheadle in Talk to Me, a film based on the true story of Ralph "Petey" Greene (played by Cheadle), an African-American radio personality in the 1960s and '70s.


2008 30 Years Old He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours. … Read More
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