Chiwetel Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977, in London.
Ejiofor – who was born to Nigerian parents – attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
Steven Spielberg cast Ejifor in “Amistad” in 1996, marking his first big movie role.
Ejiofor appeared in “Dirty Pretty Things” in 2002.
In 2003 Ejiofor joined an all-star cast in “Love Actually,” where his character was married to Keira Knightley.
In 2004 he appeared in “Red Dust” alongside Hilary Swank.
He also appeared in “Slow Burn” in 2005, where he joined Ray Liotta and LL Cool J.
In 2006 Ejiofor starred alongside Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster in “Inside Man.”
He also appeared in “Children of Men” in 2006, alongside Julianne Moore and Clive Owen.
In 2007 Ejiofor joined Don Cheadle in “Talk To Me.”
He was cast in Ridley Scott’s “American Gangster” in 2007, where he joined Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.
In 2009 Ejiofor starred in “Endgame” alongside William Hurt and Jonny Lee Miller.
He appeared in the blockbuster “2012” in 2009, joining John Cusack.
In 2010 Ejiofor joined Angelina Jolie in “Salt.”
Ejiofor was cast in “12 Years a Slave” in 2013. The role earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
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