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Place of Birth Forest Gate, London, UK
Birthday 1977-07-10
Also Known As Чиветель Эджиофор
Τσιούετελ Έτζιοφορ


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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).


2022Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as Baron Karl Mordo
2020The Old Guard
2019The Elephant Queen as Narrator
2019Maleficent: Mistress of Evil as Conall
2019The Lion King as Scar (voice)
2019The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts
2019The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind as Trywell Kamkwamba
2018Mary Magdalene as Peter
2018Sherlock Gnomes as Watson (Voice)
2018Come Sunday as Carlton Pearson
2017British Airways Safety Video: Director's Cut as Self
2017Red Nose Day Actually as Peter
2017Doctor Strange: Strange Company as Himself
2016Doctor Strange as Baron Karl Mordo
2016The Long Way Home: Making 'The Martian' as Himself
2016Triple 9 as Michael Atwood
2016Ares III: Refocused as Vincent Kapoor
2015Secret in Their Eyes as Ray
2015The Martian as Vincent Kapoor
2015Z for Zachariah as John Loomis
2015National Theatre Live: Everyman as Everyman
201412 Years a Slave: The Team as Himself
2013Making a Scene as Man
2013The Making of 'Making a Scene'
201312 Years a Slave as Solomon Northup
2013Half of a Yellow Sun as Odenigbo
2013Savannah as Christmas Moultrie
2013Phil Spector as Mock Prosecutor
2010Salt as Darryl Peabody
20102012: Roland Emmerich - Master of the Modern Epic as Himself
2010The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective as Self
20092012 as Adrian Helmsley
2009Endgame as President Thabo Mbeki
2008Redbelt as Mike Terry
2008This Is My Africa as Himself
2007American Gangster as Huey Lucas
2007Talk to Me as Dewey Hughes
2006Children of Men as Luke
2006Inside Man as Detective Bill Mitchell
2005Slow Burn as Ty Trippin
2005Serenity as The Operative
2005Kinky Boots as Lola
2005Four Brothers as Victor Sweet
2004Melinda and Melinda as Ellis Moonsong
2004She Hate Me as Frank Wills
2004Red Dust as Alex Mpondo
2003Three Blind Mice as Mark Hayward
2003Love Actually as Peter
2003Twelfth Night, or What You Will as Orsino
2002Dirty Pretty Things as Okwe
2000It Was an Accident as Nicky Burkett
1999G:MT Greenwich Mean Time as Rix
1997Amistad as Ens. James Covey
1996Deadly Voyage as Ebow
Fela as Fela Kuti
Tonight at Noon as Lee

Other Roles

2019The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - Director
2019The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - Screenplay
2013Columbite Tantalite - Director
2013Columbite Tantalite - Writer
2008Slapper - Director
2008Slapper - Writer

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