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, during a family trip to Nigeria for a wedding, he and his father were driving to Lagos after the celebrations when their car was involved in a head-on crash with a lorry. … 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 as 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 – Greenwich Mean Time.
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 In 2002 he starred in Dirty Pretty Things, for which he won a British Independent Film Award for best actor. … Read More
2003 25 Years Old Also in 2003, he starred in the lead role of Augustus in the radio production of Rita Dove's poetic drama "The Darker Face of the Earth", which premiered on the BBC World Service on 23 August of that year, marking the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
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 BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2006, which recognises emerging British film talent.
Ejiofor's performance in Tsunami: The Aftermath received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film in 2007. … Read More


2008 30 Years Old …  In 2008, he was awarded an Officer of the OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts.
2013 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, Ejiofor took on one of his most notable roles to date, Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave. … Read More
2015 38 Years Old 1 More Event
He was elevated to Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Birthday Honours. … Read More
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