Chiwetel Ejiofor Net Worth [Movies + Girlfriend]

True story and Facts about Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Born on : July 10, 1977 (age 42)

Weight: 72 Kg

Height / How tall : 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Education: Dulwich College, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art,

Birth Name /
Full Name:
Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor
Birth Place: Forest Gate, London, England
Horoscope: Cancer
Father’s Name: Arinze Ejiofor
Mother’s Name: Obiajulu Ejiofor
Siblings: 2Zain Asher (younger sister)
Kandibe Ejiofor (younger sister)
High School: Dulwich Prep London
University: Dulwich College,
Ethnicity: Igbo Nigerian
Nationality: British, Nigerian


Who is Chiwetel Ejiofor?

Chiwetel Ejiofor is a Nigerian-born British actor. He portrayed the role of Solomon Northup in the critically acclaimed film “12 Years a Slave”. He has also appeared in several other films and TV series, including “Dirty Pretty Things”, “Serenity” and “Doctor Strange”.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s early life, childhood and education

Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977 in Forest Gate, London, to the parents of Arinze, a doctor, and Obiajulu Ejiofor, a pharmacist. He also has a younger sister, Zain Asher, who is a CNN correspondent. Chiwetel lost his father at the age of 11 after the car in which he and his father were driving had an accident.

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is the image of his late father Arinze Ejiofor. Arinze was a doctor and also a highlife musician, who unfortunately died in a car accident. Chiwetel, who was in the car with him, survived and you can still see a scar from the accident on his forehead.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Childhood photo with his sSister Zain Asher
Chiwetel Ejiofor Childhood photo with his Sister Zain Asher

Since childhood he was interested in the world of acting. He is of British nationality. He also belongs to the Igbo Nigerian ethnic background.

Ejiofor spoke about his education and attended Dulwich College and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After his first year, however, he left the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Girlfriend and Relationship

Chiwetel Ejiofor dated English actress Naomie Harris from 2000 to 2007. He is currently in a relationship with Sari Mercer. The couple were seen together at several awards ceremonies.

Chiwetel Ejiofor girlfriend, Frances Aaternir
Chiwetel Ejiofor girlfriend, Frances Aaternir

Chiwetel Ejiofor and his model girlfriend Frances Aaternir enjoyed a date night when they went to the Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden

However, none of them discussed the future of this relationship. Ejiofor has no children from any of his relationships.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sari Mercer Photo from the – 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals – Zimbio In 1998, Chiwetel Ejiofor, nominated for Best Actor at Today’s Oscars, was the only survivor of a car accident in Nigeria in which his late father Arinze, died.

Chiwetel Ejiofor with former girlfriend Sari Mercer
Chiwetel Ejiofor with former girlfriend Sari Mercer

Chiwetel Ejiofor Career

Ejiofor was originally seen in the television film “Deadly Voyage“. In 1996 he appeared as Ebow in the TV series “Screen Two“. His big breakthrough came after he was cast as Ensign Covey in Steven Spielberg’s Amistad. In 2011 he appeared in films and television series, including “Mind Games“, “My Friend Soweto” and “Murder in Mind“. Since then he has appeared in numerous other films and television series. In total, he has over 45 credits as an actor.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Movies – He’s Scar from the new ‘The Lion King’ movie.”

Some other movies and television series that Ejiofor has appeared in are ‘Mary Magdalene’, ‘Come Sunday’, ‘Triple 9’, ‘Secret in Their Eyes’, ‘The Martian’, ‘National Theatre Live: Everyman’, ‘Z for Zachariah’, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, ‘Phil Spector’, ‘Dancing on the Edge’, ‘The Shadow Line’, ‘Salt’, ‘2012’, ‘Redbelt’, ‘American Gangster’ and ‘Tsunami: The Aftermath’ among others.

Additionally, he also has 3 credits for soundtracks, 3 credits as a director and three credits as a writer. Moreover, He’s Scar from the new ‘The Lion King’ movie.”

12 Years a Slave
Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave

Ejiofor garnered the prestigious Academy Award nomination for his performance in ‘12 Years a Slave’. He also received Golden Globe Award nomination for the same role. Additionally, he also has other two Golden Globe nominations.

Some of the awards that he has won in his career include BAFTA Awards, AACTA International Awards, BET Awards, Black Film Critics Circle Awards and more. All in all, he has 53 wins and 75 nominations to his name as an actor.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Salary & Net Worth

Ejiofor has not really revealed his current salary. However, Chiwetel Ejiofor Net Worth 2020 has been estimated to worth of around $ 12 million.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Rumors, Controversy

There was a rumor in 2012 that Ejiofor might be dating Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o. However, this has not been confirmed by any of them. Although not directly involved, he became part of a controversy after the movie that he appeared in ’12 Years a Slave’ attracted controversies along its way during the distribution of the movie in Italy. Furthermore, his role in ‘The Martian’ as an Indian character also attracted controversies.

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Body Measurement

Talking about his body measurement, Ejiofor has a height of 5- feet 10- inches or 178 cm. Additionally, he weighs around 72 -kg. Furthermore, his hair color is black and eye color is dark brown.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Social Media

Although a famous actor, Ejiofor is not very active over social media net works. He does not have his official Twitter and Instagram account. However, his fan page on Facebook has more than 300k followers.


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