Chiwetel Ejiofor

44, from Forest Gate, London, UK

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Chiwetelu Umeadi "Chiwetel" Ejiofor was born on 10 July 1977 in Forest Gate, London. He attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, but had to leave after a year after receiving the roll of Ens, in Steven Spielberg's historical drama, "Amistad". For his first leading film role in Dirty Pretty Things, he won a British Independent Film Award for best actor. He has portrayed Othello in numerous stage productions including Bloomsbury Theatre, Theatre Royal in Glasgow and Donmar Warehouse. He made his directorial debut in the short film Slapper, which he also wrote. He soon became well known after moving on to bigger roles in "Inside Man" (2005), "American Gangster" (2007), "Children of Men" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" (2012).


2022Aged 45

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2021Aged 44

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2020Aged 43

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2019Aged 42

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2018Aged 41

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2017Aged 40

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2016Aged 39

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2015Aged 38

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2013Aged 36

2010Aged 33

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2009Aged 32

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2008Aged 31

2007Aged 30

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2006Aged 29

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2005Aged 28

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2004Aged 27

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2003Aged 26

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2002Aged 25

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2000Aged 23

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1999Aged 22

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1997Aged 20

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1996Aged 19

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