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British Actor Known for "12 Years a Slave"

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Ejiofor was born in London's Forest Gate, to Nigerian parents who belonged to the Igbo ethnic group. His father, Arinze, was a doctor, and his mother, Obiajulu, was a pharmacist. In 1988, when Ejiofor was 11, tragedy occurred during a family trip to Nigeria for a wedding. After the celebrations, Ejiofor and his father were driving to Lagos, when their car was involved in a head-on crash with a lorry. His father was killed, but Ejiofor survived despite being badly injured, receiving the scars on his forehead.

After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995 and attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting role in the film Amistad (1997) as James Covey.

Ejiofor portrayed the characters Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things (2002), Lola in Kinky Boots (2005), Victor Sweet in Four Brothers (2005), The Operative in Serenity (2005), Adrian Helmsley in 2012 (2009), Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), Vincent Kapoor in The Martian (2015), Karl Mordo in Doctor Strange (2016) and Trywell Kamkwamba in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019). He voiced Dr. Watson in Sherlock Gnomes (2018) and Scar in the 2019 remake of The Lion King and featured in the fantasy film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. For 12 Years a Slave, he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He was nominated for a 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance on Dancing on the Edge.

Ejiofor has received numerous awards and nominations for acting, including the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2006, two Golden Globe Award nominations, and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in Othello in 2008. In 2008, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. He was elevated to Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Birthday Honours.

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British Actor Known for "12 Years a Slave"

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Biography

Ejiofor was born in London's Forest Gate, to Nigerian parents who belonged to the Igbo ethnic group. His father, Arinze, was a doctor, and his mother, Obiajulu, was a pharmacist. In 1988, when Ejiofor was 11, tragedy occurred during a family trip to Nigeria for a wedding. After the celebrations, Ejiofor and his father were driving to Lagos, when their car was involved in a head-on crash with a lorry. His father was killed, but Ejiofor survived despite being badly injured, receiving the scars on his forehead.

After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995 and attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting role in the film Amistad (1997) as James Covey.

Ejiofor portrayed the characters Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things (2002), Lola in Kinky Boots (2005), Victor Sweet in Four Brothers (2005), The Operative in Serenity (2005), Adrian Helmsley in 2012 (2009), Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), Vincent Kapoor in The Martian (2015), Karl Mordo in Doctor Strange (2016) and Trywell Kamkwamba in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019). He voiced Dr. Watson in Sherlock Gnomes (2018) and Scar in the 2019 remake of The Lion King and featured in the fantasy film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. For 12 Years a Slave, he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He was nominated for a 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance on Dancing on the Edge.

Ejiofor has received numerous awards and nominations for acting, including the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2006, two Golden Globe Award nominations, and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in Othello in 2008. In 2008, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. He was elevated to Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Birthday Honours.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Videos

  • LOCKED DOWN Trailer (2021)
    LOCKED DOWN Trailer (2021) Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor Movie © 2021 - HBO Max
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    Chiwetel Ejiofor talks about his experience traveling home to the UK during the pandemic, his family’s connection to the entertainment industry and...
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor reacts to The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
    British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor emerges out of lockdown to talk to us all about directing and starring in the true story of The Boy Who Harnessed...

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  • How to book Chiwetel Ejiofor?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chiwetel Ejiofor 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 Chiwetel Ejiofor, 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 Chiwetel Ejiofor or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chiwetel Ejiofor?

    Booking fees for Chiwetel Ejiofor, 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 Chiwetel Ejiofor, 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 Chiwetel Ejiofor?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chiwetel Ejiofor 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 Chiwetel Ejiofor 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 Chiwetel Ejiofor or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chiwetel Ejiofor 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.

Chiwetel Ejiofor is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chiwetel Ejiofor for your event is available upon request. Chiwetel Ejiofor generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alfre Woodard, John Ridley, Spike Lee, Paul Giamatti and Kenny Leon. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chiwetel Ejiofor for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Speaker Videos

  • LOCKED DOWN Trailer (2021)
    LOCKED DOWN Trailer (2021) Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor Movie © 2021 - HBO Max
    Chiwetel Ejiofor on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    Chiwetel Ejiofor talks about his experience traveling home to the UK during the pandemic, his family’s connection to the entertainment industry and his movie The Old Guard. The Tonight Show...
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor reacts to The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
    British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor emerges out of lockdown to talk to us all about directing and starring in the true story of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, exclusively for GQ Action Replay....

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