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David Oyelowo

Actor Known for "Selma," "The Butler" & "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

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David Oyelowo is a Nigerian English American actor and producer. He began his career in 1998, and has gone on to become a star in Hollywood. He got international recognition after acting Martin Luther King Jr in the film, Selma. Consequently, the on-screen and stage actor was named by BBC as Hollywood’s diversity champion.

Oyelowo began with the television series Maise Raine and Brothers and Sisters. Also, in 1999, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) offered him a role in Volpone, a comedy written by Ben Jonson. About that same time, he also appeared in Oroonoko, Antony Cleopatra and others.

Subsequently, he appeared as King Henry VI, in 2001 in one of Shakespeare’s trilogy. Oyelowo, being the first black actor to play that role for RSC, was criticized by some people in the media. Eventually, his performance was critically acclaimed, and he was awarded by Ian Charleson for the best performance by an actor under 30 in 2001.

Oyelowo has featured in several television series, numerous voice acting and has featured and directed series of films. He made cameo appearances in "Mayo", "Sweet Nothing in My Ear", and was the main characters in "Five Days", and "The Passion".

In 2014, he gained massive international recognition after he played the role of Martin Luther King in the film Selma.

In addition, He is known for Gringo, A wrinkle in Time, The Cloverfield Paradox, The Butler, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Don’t Let Go.

Oyelowo established his production company: Yoruba Saxon Production in 2014. The company was behind the production of films such as Nightingale, Captive, Five Nights in Maine, and A United Kingdom. In 2018, Yoruba Saxon Production sealed a deal with Madison Wells Media (MWM) Studios to develop film and television projects.

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David Oyelowo

Actor Known for "Selma," "The Butler" & "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

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David Oyelowo Biography

David Oyelowo is a Nigerian English American actor and producer. He began his career in 1998, and has gone on to become a star in Hollywood. He got international recognition after acting Martin Luther King Jr in the film, Selma. Consequently, the on-screen and stage actor was named by BBC as Hollywood’s diversity champion.

Oyelowo began with the television series Maise Raine and Brothers and Sisters. Also, in 1999, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) offered him a role in Volpone, a comedy written by Ben Jonson. About that same time, he also appeared in Oroonoko, Antony Cleopatra and others.

Subsequently, he appeared as King Henry VI, in 2001 in one of Shakespeare’s trilogy. Oyelowo, being the first black actor to play that role for RSC, was criticized by some people in the media. Eventually, his performance was critically acclaimed, and he was awarded by Ian Charleson for the best performance by an actor under 30 in 2001.

Oyelowo has featured in several television series, numerous voice acting and has featured and directed series of films. He made cameo appearances in "Mayo", "Sweet Nothing in My Ear", and was the main characters in "Five Days", and "The Passion".

In 2014, he gained massive international recognition after he played the role of Martin Luther King in the film Selma.

In addition, He is known for Gringo, A wrinkle in Time, The Cloverfield Paradox, The Butler, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Don’t Let Go.

Oyelowo established his production company: Yoruba Saxon Production in 2014. The company was behind the production of films such as Nightingale, Captive, Five Nights in Maine, and A United Kingdom. In 2018, Yoruba Saxon Production sealed a deal with Madison Wells Media (MWM) Studios to develop film and television projects.

David Oyelowo Videos

  • Oyelowo Says Academy Punished 'Selma' Cast For Protesting Garner's Death
    As the world continues to protest the death of George Floyd, David Oyelowo is speaking out about the backlash he and the cast of "Selma" received for...
  • David Oyelowo's full speech on diversity at the BFI Black Star Symposium
    Actor and producer David Oyelowo addresses the ongoing issue of diversity in the film industry in his keynote speech to the Black Star Symposium at...
  • David Oyelowo on playing Martin Luther King in Oprah produced SELMA
    [BlackTree TV - Los Angeles] The Butler actor David Oyelowo talks about not forgetting history and taking on his next important role of playing Dr....

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  • How to book David Oyelowo?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Oyelowo for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for David Oyelowo, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Oyelowo or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Oyelowo?

    Booking fees for David Oyelowo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Oyelowo, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Oyelowo?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Oyelowo for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Oyelowo for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Oyelowo or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Oyelowo or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Oyelowo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Oyelowo for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. David Oyelowo generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ice-T, Hill Harper, Daymond John, Issa Rae and F. Gary Gray. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Oyelowo for an upcoming live or virtual event.

David Oyelowo Speaker Videos

  • Oyelowo Says Academy Punished 'Selma' Cast For Protesting Garner's Death
    As the world continues to protest the death of George Floyd, David Oyelowo is speaking out about the backlash he and the cast of "Selma" received for protesting the death of Eric Garner back in 2014,...
    David Oyelowo's full speech on diversity at the BFI Black Star Symposium
    Actor and producer David Oyelowo addresses the ongoing issue of diversity in the film industry in his keynote speech to the Black Star Symposium at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2016....
  • David Oyelowo on playing Martin Luther King in Oprah produced SELMA
    [BlackTree TV - Los Angeles] The Butler actor David Oyelowo talks about not forgetting history and taking on his next important role of playing Dr. Martin Luther King in the upcoming movie Selma,...

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