Full Name: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Birth Date: July 10, 1977
Birth Place: Forest Gate, London, United Kingdom
Father’s Name: Arinze Ejiofor
Mother’s Name: Obiajulu Ejiofor
Relatives Zain Asher (sister)
Chidozie Ejiofor (cousin)
Education: Dulwich College, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art,
Height / How tall : 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)
Net Worth: $ 12 million
Ethnicity: Igbo Nigerian
Weight: 72 Kg
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Black
Who is Chiwetel Ejiofor?
Chiwetel Ejiofor is a Nigerian ethnic British actor from . He portrayed the role of Solomon Northup in the critically acclaimed movie ‘12 Years a Slave’. Additionally, he has appeared in several other movies and television series including ‘Dirty Pretty Things’, ‘Serenity’ and ‘ Doctor Strange’ among others.
Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education
Ejiofor was born in Forest Gate, London on July 10, 1977, to parents Arinze, a doctor and Obiajulu Ejiofor, a pharmacist. Additionally, he has a younger sister, Zain Asher who is a CNN correspondent. Chiwetel lost his father when he was 11 after the car that he and his father were traveling in got into an accident.
He became interested in the world of acting since his childhood years. He is of British nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to Igbo Nigerian ethnic background.
Talking about his education, Ejiofor attended Dulwich College and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. However, he left the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after his first year.
Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Relationship
Chiwetel Ejiofor dated English actress Naomie Harris from 2000 to 2007. At present, he is in a relationship with Sari Mercer. The pair has been seen together in several award shows.
However, neither of them have discussed regarding the future of this relationship. Ejiofor does not have children from any of his relationships.
Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Career
Ejiofor initially appeared in the television film ‘Deadly Voyage’. In 1996, he appeared as Ebow in the TV series ‘Screen Two’. His big break came after he was cast in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amistad’ as Ensign Covey. In 2011, he appeared in movies and television series including ‘Mind Games’, ‘My Friend Soweto’, ‘and ‘Murder in Mind’. Since then, he has appeared in numerous other movies and television series. All in all, he has over 45 credits as an actor.
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.
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 revealed his current salary. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $ 12 million at present.
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.
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 active over the social media. He does not have his official Twitter and Instagram account. However, his fan page on Facebook has over 29k followers.
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