Chiwetel Ejiofor Biography
Chiwetel Ejiofor is a British media personality. In 2019, Ejiofor made his feature directorial debut with The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, adapted from the memoir of the same name from William Kamkwamba, about a boy who built a wind-powered water pump in Malawi. In 2022, Ejiofor returned to the role of Mordo for the sequel film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Age
He was born on 10th July, 1977, Forest Gate, London, England.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Height
He stand at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Education
He attended Dulwich Prep London (Dulwich College Preparatory School), where he played the gravedigger in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. He continued acting at his senior school, Dulwich College and joined the National Youth Theatre. He got into the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Parents
He was born to middle-class Nigerian parents of Igbo descent. His father, Arinze, was a doctor, and his mother, Obiajulu, was a pharmacist.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Siblings
He has two siblings, the younger sister, Zain, is a CNN correspondent. His other sister Kandi is a GP doctor.
Zain Ejiofor (born 27th August, 1983) is a British news anchor at CNN International, based in New York City. She anchors the network’s primetime, global news show One World with Zain Asher airing weekdays at 12pm ET. Her memoir Where The Children Take Us was published by HarperCollins in April 2022.
Dr Kandi Ejiofor MBBS, BSc, DFSRH, MRCGP, she is a Honorary Clinical full time Lecturer in Medical Education, Queen Mary University of London.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Wife
Chiwetel Ejiofor and the Canadian actress Sari Mercer kick started a romantic relationship in 2013. They were always seen attending events together and vacationing during the period they were together. Unfortunately they parted ways after about 2 years of dating.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Children
He is very secretive when it comes to his personal life. Thus, it is not clear whether he has children or not.
Chiwetel Ejiofor English Actor
In 1999, he appeared in the British film GMT – Greenwich Mean Time. In 2000, he starred in Blue/Orange at the Royal National Theatre and later at the Duchess Theatre. That same year, his performance as Romeo in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award. Ejiofor was awarded the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards in 2000. For his performance in Blue/Orange, Ejiofor received the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
In 2002, he starred in Dirty Pretty Things, for which he won a British Independent Film Award for best actor. In the following year, he was part of the ensemble cast of Love Actually, starred in a BBC adaptation of Chaucer’s The Knight’s Tale and also starred on the BBC series Trust. Also in 2003, he starred in the lead role of Augustus in the radio production of Rita Dove’s poetic drama “The Darker Face of the Earth”, which premiered on the BBC World Service on 23rd August of that year, marking the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
Ejiofor played a revolutionary in the film Children of Men (2006). His singing and acting performance in Kinky Boots received a Golden Globe Award and British Independent Film Award nomination. He was also nominated for the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2006, which recognises emerging British film talent. Ejiofor’s performance in Tsunami: The Aftermath received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film in 2007.
He performed on stage in The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre from 18th January to 17th March 2007, then later that year reprised his role as Othello at the Donmar Warehouse, alongside Kelly Reilly as Desdemona and Ewan McGregor as Iago. The production received favourable reviews, with particularly strong praise for Ejiofor. He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance. He also narrated the BBC television film Partition: The Day India Burned (2007), which was based on the Partition of India.
Ejiofor appeared alongside John Cusack in the film 2012 (2009). The film went on to gross over $700 million, and is among the list of highest-grossing films of all time and placing 5th of top films of 2009. He played CIA officer Darryl Peabody in Salt (2010), and the Golden Globe Award-nominated leading role of band creator Louis Lester on the BBC Two drama series Dancing on the Edge (2013), which played on Starz in the United States.
In 2013, Ejiofor took on the role of Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave. The film was based on Northup’s memoir, edited in 1968 by historians Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, of Northup’s experience as a free black man in New York, who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery in Louisiana.
On September 2013, Ejiofor was slated to portray Patrice Lumumba in a film adaptation of Aimé Césaire’s A Season in the Congo, a role in which he had performed on stage at the Young Vic. Joe Wright, who directed the play, was to also direct the film. In 2014, Ejiofor starred in the Nigerian film Half of a Yellow Sun alongside Thandiwe Newton.
In 2019, Ejiofor made his feature directorial debut with The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, adapted from the memoir of the same name from William Kamkwamba, about a boy who built a wind-powered water pump in Malawi. In 2022, Ejiofor returned to the role of Mordo for the sequel film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Salary
He earns USD 500,000 per episode
Chiwetel Ejiofor Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be USD 20 million.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Instagram
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