Chiwetel Ejiofor who is a British actor, writer as well as a director was born on 10th July of the year 1977. He is the native of Forest Gate, London, England. Although he is known by the name Chiwetel Ejiofor, as a child, he was named as Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor. He was raised up by his Nigerian immigrant parents. He is mostly known for playing the character of Okwe in the Dirty Pretty Things, Lola in Kinky Boots, the Operative in the Serenity, Dr. Adrian Helmsley in 2012 and Luke in the Children of Men. He is the son of Arinze and Obiajulu. His father was a doctor whereas his mother was a pharmacist. He also has a younger sister named as Zain Asher who is a CNN correspondent.
Chiwetel started acting in the school plays when he was 13 years old at the Dulwich College. He then joined the National Youth Theatre. After that, he gained the scholarship to London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. But he left there after first year after he was cast in the film of Steven Spielberg titled as Amistad. In September of the year 1995, he played the titled character in the Othello at Bloomsbury Theatre and again at Theatre Royal, Glasgow in the following year when he starred opposite to Rachael Stirling as Desdemona.
It was in the year 1996 when Chiwetel made his movie debut in a TV film called Deadly Voyage. He then went on to become a stage actor in the London. Later, he made his appearance in a British movie called G:MT – Greenwich Mean Time in 1999. The following year, he starred in the Blue/Orange at Royal National Theatre and later at Duchess Theatre. His other movies and TV credits include Red Dust, Talk to Me, Redbelt, Slapper, Endgame, 2012, Slow Burn, Children of Men, Serenity, Four Brothers, She Hate Me, Love Actually, American Gangster, Savannah, Secret in Their Eyes, The Martian, 12 Years a Slave, Trust, Murder in Mind, The Shadow Line, Phil Spector and more. It was announced in the year 2015 that Chiwetel had been cast in 2016 movie titled as Doctor Strange as the role of Baron Mordo.
To talk about his personal life biography, Chiwetel has not got married yet not he has wife. He is currently in relationship with his girlfriend named as Sari Mercer who is a Canadian actress as well as a model. Apart from that, Ejiofor has now reached at the age of 38. Being born in the month of July, his zodiac sign is Cancer. He stands very tall at height of five feet and ten inches. Chiwetel has won numbers of the awards as well as nominations for his acting which also includes BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in the year 2006, Laurence Olivier Award for the Best Actor for Othello in 2008, and five Golden Globe Award nominations. In addition to that, he was also awarded an OBE by the Queen Elizabeth II for his services to arts in the year 2008. Besides that, to get more info about him, he can also be followed in facebook, instagram and twitter.