Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Highest Rated: 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Lowest Rated: 12% Slow Burn (2005)

Birthday: Jul 10, 1977

Birthplace: London, England, UK

With a disarming fa├žade and subtle intensity, British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor quietly embarked upon a film career after several successful stage performances with a noticeable supporting role as an interpreter in Steven Spielberg's historical drama, "Amistad" (1997). From there, Ejiofor was able to carve out an impressive career in a short amount of time, though most audiences would have been hard-pressed to place the name or face. But he did earn high critical praise, particularly for his low-key performance in Stephen Frears' gritty urban drama, "Dirty Pretty Things" (2002). Though he earned several small awards for the role, Ejiofor remained a relative unknown in the United States. He sought to change that with roles in the popular British romantic comedy "Love Actually" (2003), Woody Allen's tragicomedy "Melinda and Melinda" (2004), and by playing a sassy drag queen in "Kinky Boots" (2005), which earned him his first Golden Globe nomination. Ejiofor graduated to bigger studio films, supporting Denzel Washington in both "Inside Man" (2006) and "American Gangster" (2007), while delivering a fine turn as the leader of a rebel group in the dystopian thriller "Children of Men" (2006), all of which illustrated that it was only a matter of time before he became a household name.

Highest rated movies

12 Years a Slave Dirty Pretty Things Children of Men The Martian Doctor Strange The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Inside Man
Talk to Me

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
74% 85% Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Baron Mordo (Character) $409.2M 2022
16% 34% Infinite Bathurst 2020 (Character) - 2021
42% 27% Locked Down Paxton (Character) - 2021
80% 70% The Old Guard Copley (Character) - 2020
39% 95% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Connal (Character) $113.9M 2019
52% 88% The Lion King Scar (Voice) $543.6M 2019
86% 87% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Trywell Kamkwamba (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2019
91% 89% The Elephant Queen Narrator - 2018
44% 49% Mary Magdalene Peter (Character) $114.3K 2018
69% 57% Come Sunday Carlton Pearson (Character) - 2018
27% 36% Sherlock Gnomes Watson (Voice) $43.1M 2018
No Score Yet 61% Red Nose Day Actually Peter (Character) - 2017
89% 86% Doctor Strange Baron Karl Mordo (Character) $232.6M 2016
54% 41% Triple 9 Terrell Tompkins (Character) $12.6M 2016
39% 41% Secret in Their Eyes Ray (Character) $20.2M 2015
91% 91% The Martian Venkat Kapoor (Character) $228.4M 2015
78% 45% Z for Zachariah John Loomis (Character) $118.5K 2015
51% 36% Half of a Yellow Sun Odenigbo (Character) $53.6K 2013
95% 90% 12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup (Character) $56.7M 2013
13% 36% Savannah Christmas Moultrie (Character) $36.7K 2013
50% 32% Phil Spector Mock Prosecutor (Character) - 2013
61% 59% Salt Peabody (Character) - 2010
39% 47% 2012 Adrian Helmsley (Character) $166.1M 2009
71% 58% Endgame President Thabo Mbeki (Character) - 2009
67% 65% Redbelt Mike Terry (Character) $2.3M 2008
83% 77% Talk to Me Dewey Hughes (Character) $4.5M 2007
80% 89% American Gangster Huey Lucas (Character) $130.1M 2007
92% 85% Children of Men Luke (Character) $35.3M 2006
86% 85% Inside Man Det. Bill Mitchell (Character) $88.5M 2006
No Score Yet 69% Tsunami, The Aftermath Unknown (Character) - 2006
12% 55% Slow Burn Trippin (Character) $1.2M 2005
58% 74% Kinky Boots Lola (Character) $1.8M 2005
82% 91% Serenity The Operative (Character) $25.3M 2005
52% 80% Four Brothers Victor Sweet (Character) $74.5M 2005
No Score Yet 72% Red Dust Alex Mpondo (Character) - 2004
51% 47% Melinda and Melinda Ellis (Character) $3.8M 2004
19% 60% She Hate Me Frank Wills (Character) $365.1K 2004
64% 72% Love Actually Peter (Character) $59.4M 2003
No Score Yet 19% Three Blind Mice Mark Hayward (Character) - 2003
94% 82% Dirty Pretty Things Okwe (Character) $8.1M 2002
No Score Yet 0% It Was an Accident Nicky Burkett (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 86% G:MT Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 82% Deadly Voyage Ebow (Character) - 1996

TV

Credit
86% 79% The Man Who Fell to Earth Faraday (Character),
Executive Producer
2022
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2022
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019 2021
No Score Yet 43% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015-2016 2019
No Score Yet 0% Earth from Space Narrator 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2019
No Score Yet 25% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2019
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2015
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2013
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2013
61% 81% Dancing on the Edge Unknown (Character) 2013
57% 82% The Shadow Line Jonah Gabriel (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tsunami, the Aftermath Unknown (Character) 2006