His most recent films include Endgame, Ridley Scott's American Gangster and Talk to Me, for which he won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male and starred opposite Don Cheadle; David Mamet's Redbelt, Kinky Boots, Four Brothers, Spike Lee's heist film Inside Man alongside Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer and Denzel Washington, and the Academy Award-nominated Children of Men.
In 1998, Steven Spielberg cast Ejiofor in Amistad which starred Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins and soon followed-up with roles in Richard Curtis' Love, Actually, Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda, and Stephen Frears' Dirty Pretty Things, which garnered the actor much critical acclaim and the Best Actor Award from the British Independent Film Awards, and the Evening Standard Film Awards.
Ejiofor television appearances include The Canterbury Tale - the Knight's Tale, and he garnered a Golden Globe Award nomination as well as a NAACP Image Award for his work alongside Toni Collette and Tim Roth in Tsunami: The Aftermath.
The actor balances film and television work with theatre productions, including the title role in Michael Grandage's Othello at the Donmar Warehouse, for which he won the 2008 Olivier Award for Best Actor, Roger Michell's Blue/Orange, and the role of Romeo in Tim Supple's production of Romeo and Juliet.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor Facts
|Birthday||July 10, 1974 (46)|
|Birthplace||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Height||5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Chiwetel Ejiofor compared to you?|
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