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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Actor | Soundtrack | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
12 Years a Slave (2013) | Dirty Pretty Things (2002) | 2012 (2009)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 53 wins & 74 nominations More »
AKA 
Chiwetal Ejiofor
BORN 
Jul 10, 1977 (age 40)
HEIGHT 
5' 10" (1.78m)

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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (5 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (37 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Doctor Strange: The Score-Cerer SupremeDoctor Strange: The Score-Cerer Supreme (Video) Special Thanks  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Doctor StrangeDoctor Strange Mordo  Less 2016 $165MM $233MM / $678MM
  • Primary photo for Triple 9Triple 9 Michael Atwood  Less 2016 $20MM $13MM / —
  • Primary photo for Secret in Their EyesSecret in Their Eyes Ray Kasten  Less 2015 $20MM $20MM / —
  • Primary photo for The MartianThe Martian Vincent Kapoor  Less 2015 $108MM $228MM / $629MM
  • Primary photo for National Theatre Live: EverymanNational Theatre Live: Everyman Everyman  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Z for ZachariahZ for Zachariah John Loomis  Less 2015 $118K / —
  • Primary photo for Half of a Yellow SunHalf of a Yellow Sun Odenigbo  Less 2013 NGN 1.27B $54K / —
  • Primary photo for SavannahSavannah Christmas Moultrie, Performer ("Bring Me a Gator", "Wade In The Watah"), Writer ("Bring Me a Gator")  Less 2013 $5MM $37K / —
  • Primary photo for Columbite TantaliteColumbite Tantalite (Short) Director, Writer  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Making a SceneMaking a Scene (Short) Man  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for 12 Years a Slave12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup, Performer ("Roll Jordan Roll")  Less 2013 $20MM $57MM / $188MM
  • Primary photo for MonkeysMonkeys (Short) Special Thanks  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for SaltSalt Peabody  Less 2010 $110MM $118MM / $294MM
  • Primary photo for 20122012 Adrian Helmsley  Less 2009 $200MM $166MM / $770MM
  • Primary photo for EndgameEndgame Thabo Mbeki  Less 2009 $10K / —
  • Primary photo for SlapperSlapper (Short) Director, Writer  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for RedbeltRedbelt Mike Terry  Less 2008 $7MM $2.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for American GangsterAmerican Gangster Huey Lucas  Less 2007 $100MM $130MM / $266MM
  • Primary photo for Talk to MeTalk to Me Dewey Hughes  Less 2007 $4.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Children of MenChildren of Men Luke  Less 2006 $76MM $36MM / $70MM
  • Primary photo for Inside ManInside Man Detective Bill Mitchell  Less 2006 $45MM $89MM / $184MM
  • Primary photo for Slow BurnSlow Burn Ty Trippin  Less 2005 $16MM $1.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Kinky BootsKinky Boots Lola, Performer ("My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (1938), "I Want to Be Evil" (1953), "Whatever Lola Wants" (1955), "Together We Are Beautiful" (1980), "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" (1966), "In These Shoes" (1999), "Cha Cha Heels" (1988), "Going Back to My Roots" (1976), "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" (1977))  Less 2005 $1.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for SerenitySerenity The Operative  Less 2005 $40MM $26MM / $39MM
  • Primary photo for Four BrothersFour Brothers Victor Sweet  Less 2005 $45MM $74MM / $92MM
  • Primary photo for Red DustRed Dust Alex Mpondo  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Melinda and MelindaMelinda and Melinda Ellis Moonsong  Less 2004 $3.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for She Hate MeShe Hate Me Frank Wills  Less 2004 $8MM $365K / —
  • Primary photo for Love ActuallyLove Actually Peter  Less 2003 $40MM $60MM / $247MM
  • Primary photo for 3 Blind Mice3 Blind Mice Mark Hayward  Less 2003 €4.8MM
  • Primary photo for Dirty Pretty ThingsDirty Pretty Things Okwe  Less 2002 $10MM $8.1MM / $4.6MM
  • Primary photo for My Friend SowetoMy Friend Soweto Soweto  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for It Was an AccidentIt Was an Accident Nicky Burkett  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for G:MT Greenwich Mean TimeG:MT Greenwich Mean Time Rix  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for AmistadAmistad Ensign Covey  Less 1997 $36MM $44MM / $16MM
  • Primary photo for Tonight at NoonTonight at Noon Lee / Evans  Less $1MM
Past Television (11 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Red Nose Day ActuallyRed Nose Day Actually (TV Short) Peter  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Phil SpectorPhil Spector (TV Movie) Mock Prosecutor  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Dancing on the EdgeDancing on the Edge (TV Mini-series) Louis ( 6 episodes, 2013 )  Less 2013 6
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  • Primary photo for The Shadow LineThe Shadow Line (TV Mini-series) Jonah Gabriel ( 7 episodes, 2011 )  Less 2011 7
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  • Primary photo for Tsunami: The AftermathTsunami: The Aftermath (TV Mini-series) Ian Carter ( 2 episodes, 2006 )  Less 2006 2
  • Primary photo for Canterbury TalesCanterbury Tales (TV Mini-series) Paul ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Twelfth Night, or What You WillTwelfth Night, or What You Will (TV Movie) Orsino  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for TrustTrust (TV Series) Ashley Carter ( 6 episodes, 2003 )  Less 2003 6
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  • Primary photo for Murder in MindMurder in Mind (TV Series) DS McCorkindale ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
    • Teacher (Apr 22, 2001) DS McCorkindale (as Chiwetal Ejiofor)  Less
  • Primary photo for Mind GamesMind Games (TV Movie) Tyler Arnold  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Screen TwoScreen Two (TV Series) Ebow ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
Self (76 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Charlie RoseCharlie Rose (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Chelsea LatelyChelsea Lately (TV Series) Solomon Northup ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
    • Episode #8.32 (Feb 25, 2014) Solomon Northup (archive footage)  Less

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