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Chiwetel Ejiofor was born on 10 July 1977, in Forest Gate, London, England, to mother Obiajulu, a pharmacist, and father Arinze Ejiofor, a doctor, both Nigerians of Igbo descent. He is a British actor, probably best known for his role in the film “12 Years a Slave”.

A noted actor, how rich is Chiwetel Ejiofor at present? According to sources in mid-2016, Ejiofor has established a net worth of over $12 million. His wealth has been earned during his acting career which began in the mid-‘90s.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Net Worth $12 Million

Ejiofor grew up in London, along with his three siblings. He attended London’s Dulwich College boarding school for boys, performing in various school play,s and eventually joining London’s National Youth Theatre. He enrolled in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and went on to perform in various stage productions, such as the play “Othello” in which he played the title role in 1995 and 1996. He made his television debut with the 1996 TV film “Deadly Voyage”, and by the time he had finished his freshman year, Ejiofor had been cast in Steven Spielberg’s film “Amistad”, which led him to leave college and focus on his acting career. His net worth was established.

Speaking about his stage performances, in 2000 Ejiofor starred as Chris in Penhall’s play Blue/Orange, and as Romeo in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, earning the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer. The same year he was cast in his first leading film role in the comedy “It Was an Accident”, and went on to capture numerous lead and supporting roles during the early 2000s, such as in the films “Dirty Pretty Things”, “Love Actually”, “Serenity”, “Children of Men”, “Kinky Boots”, “Redbelt” and “American Gangster”. He starred in the television series “Trust”, the television film “Tsunami: The Aftermath”, as well as in “The Seagull” and “Othello” plays. He also wrote and directed his own short film, the 2008 “Slapper”. Ejiofor’s performances, both on screen and on stage, earned him critical acclaim and several nominations and awards, such as the British Independent Film Award – Best Actor, the Laurence Olivier Award – Best Actor, and a Golden Globe Award, greatly contributing to his rising popularity and to his net worth as well.

In 2009 the actor was cast in one of the highest-grossing films ever, the disaster film “2012”. In the years since, he has tackled a mix of film and television work, appearing in the films “Salt” and “Savannah”, and having recurring roles in the television series “The Shadow Line” and “Dancing on the Edge”. One of Ejiofor’s most notable film roles was in the 2013 biopic “12 Years a Slave”, playing Solomon Northup, a free African-American musician who was kidnapped and forced into slavery during the 1840s. His extraordinary performance in the film won Ejiofor rave reviews, numerous nominations and awards, and significantly added to his wealth.

The actor has since appeared in several films, including “Half of a Yellow Sun”, “Z for Zachariah” and “Secret in Their Eyes”. He is currently filming the drama film “Mary Magdalene”, scheduled for release in 2017.

In his private life, Ejiofor was in a relationship with Canadian actress and model Sari Mercer. As he tends to keep his personal life away from public view, there is no information known to the media about his current relationship status.

The actor is involved in philanthropy, and has participated in various charity events for which he has been rewarded with a Global Promise Award from The GEANCO Foundation. He was featured in the UNHCR video “What They Took With Them”, helping raise awareness about the refugee crisis.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 10, 1977
Birth place: Forest Gate, London, England, UK
Height:5' 10" (1.78 m)
Profession:Film, stage, theatre actor
Education:Dulwich College, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Nationality:British
Parents:Arinze Ejiofor, Obiajulu Ejiofor
Siblings:Zain Asher
Awards:BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (2014), British Independent Film Award (2015 (2015), 2003), Independent Spirit Award (2008), Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor (2008), BET Award for Best Actor (2014), AACTA International Award (2014)
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, BAFTA Rising Star Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award, MTV Movie Awards, NAACP Iage Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Independent Spirit Award
Movies:"12 Years a Slave" (2013), "Talk to Me" (2007), "Kinky Boots" (2007), "Half of a Yellow Sun" (2014), "Z for Zachariah", "Secret in Their Eyes", "The Martian" (2015), "Mary Magdalene" (2016)
TV shows:"Dancing on the Edge" (2013), "The Shadow Line" (2011), "Trust" (2003-), "The Canterbury Tales" (2003), "Othello" (1995-1996)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Drama.
2Has played slaves in two films: Amistad (1997) and 12 Years a Slave (2013).
3Younger sister, Zain Asher, is a financial news reporter at CNN based in New York.
4Starring in the title part in a brief run of 'Othello' at the Donmar Warehouse in London, with Ewan McGregor as Iago. [November 2007]
5He has named his five favorite films (in no order) as Raging Bull (1980), The Godfather (1972), Fargo (1996), Miller's Crossing (1990) and Do the Right Thing (1989).
6He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honors List for his services to drama.
7Attended LAMDA, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
8Starred with British actor Clive Owen in back to back action thriller films, Inside Man (2006) and Children of Men (2006).
9One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
10Sung back-up vocals for a Band called Blind in the early 90s, height of their success was playing The Rock Garden in London's Covent Garden.
11His father was killed in a car accident when Chiwetel was eleven. He survived the accident.
12Father was a doctor.
13Went to Dulwich College, London
14Was a member of the National Youth Theatre, in London.
15He was awarded the 2000 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performance in Blue/Orange.
16He was awarded the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer at the 2000 London Critics Circle Theatre Awards (Drama) for his performance in Blue/Orange performed at the Royal National Theatre: Lyttelton and, later, at the Duchess Theatre.
17He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Blue/Orange at the Royal National Theatre, Cottesloe stage.
18Name is pronounced Chew-eh-tell Edge-ee-oh-for.
19Is British, of Nigerian Igbo parentage.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Well-modulated voice
2Athletic build
3Forehead scars
4Expressive wide rounded eyes


Quotes

#Quote
1[to director Steve McQueen, while accepting the BAFA male acting trophy, 2014] This is yours. I'm going to keep it - that's the kind of guy I am - but it's yours.
2[on '12 Years a Slave'] There are 21 million people in slavery as we sit here. I just hope 150 years from now our ambivalence will not allow another filmmaker to make this film.
3I think I just look for what appeals to me, and maybe what appeals to me is kind of serious sometimes. I like characters and I like story and I sort of like narrative, and that is what excites me. And sometimes, I suppose, in the contemporary context a lot of that is based around dramas these days so I enjoy that and it's what I have always done. I have always been involved in drama, and somehow that is where a lot of the good stories are. And I think there can be comedic moments in drama, like in Kinky Boots, I think there are some funny beats, but the overall, I'm just saying, is that it is a complex story between a few groups of people, and even though the story is heightened and amusing, there are all sorts of beats and machinations that go on and I think that's just what intrigues me and that's what I pursue.
4But these are the realities of the artistic idealism and the stock, the commercial/financial realism, and, so, somehow sometimes it is going to work in your favor and sometimes against, and that's all part and parcel of it. We just, in our end, just carry on trying to sort of produce the work, or the best work we can do, and hope that at their end they find a way of getting that to as many people as possible in the cinema medium.
5I always thought of the play as a sequel to Romeo and Juliet. I think Shakespeare's so astute in his understanding of people being vulnerable, you know. And that love is so easy to corrupt. I think so many of Shakespeare's plays are about how fragile love is - how perfect and beautiful it is, but also how terrifying and easy to manipulate it is.
6I like to disappear into a role. I equate the success of it with a feeling of being chemically changed.
7I remember getting cast in Amistad and getting this very strong feeling that I had overshot myself. It was a great shock. It made me realize that this is not a profession you can predict; that you can have all these ambitions and expectations and that they can all be thrown to the wind. What was peculiar about that situation was that my aspirations were so far below what actually happened.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Richard Harris AwardBritish Independent Film Awards
2015CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Duo - International Competition12 Years a Slave (2013)· Lupita Nyong'o
2014BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014BET AwardBET AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actor, Motion Picture12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actor, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesDancing on the Edge (2013)
2014Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActorDancing on the Edge (2013)
2014COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest International Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Ischia Actor AwardIschia Global Film & Music Festival12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the Year12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014NCFCA AwardNorth Carolina Film Critics AssociationBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014RAFARichard Attenborough Film Awards, UKBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Webby AwardThe Webby AwardsBest Drama, Individual Short Or EpisodeColumbite Tantalite (2013)· Gavin Kalin (producer)
· Gary Richens (producer)
· David Lan (executive producer)
· Anna Jameson (producer)
· Alan Stacey (producer)
2013WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Male Images in a Movie12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Ensemble12 Years a Slave (2013)· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Paul Dano
· Garret Dillahunt
· Michael Fassbender
· Paul Giamatti
· Scoot McNairy
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Alfre Woodard
2013BOFCA AwardBoston Online Film Critics AssociationBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest Movie Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013IFJA AwardIndiana Film Journalists Association, USBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Lead Performance12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USSpecial Merit (for best scene, cinematic technique or other memorable aspect or moment)12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2008Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleTalk to Me (2007)
2007AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best Supporting ActorTalk to Me (2007)
2007Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceTalk to Me (2007)· Cedric the Entertainer
· Don Cheadle
· Mike Epps
· Vondie Curtis-Hall
· Taraji P. Henson
· Martin Sheen
2007Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalMini-Series - Best Performance by an ActorTsunami: The Aftermath (2006)
2004Best Performance by an ActorAmerican Black Film FestivalDirty Pretty Things (2002)
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsFilm: Best ActorDirty Pretty Things (2002)
2003British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActorDirty Pretty Things (2002)
2003Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ActorDirty Pretty Things (2002)
2003SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorDirty Pretty Things (2002)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, Motion PictureThe Martian (2015)
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actor, Motion PictureZ for Zachariah (2015)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureSecret in Their Eyes (2015)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureThe Martian (2015)
2015CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Actor - International Competition12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDancing on the Edge (2013)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieDancing on the Edge (2013)
2014Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie/MiniseriesDancing on the Edge (2013)
2014Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)Film Performance of the Year - Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble Cast12 Years a Slave (2013)· Brad Pitt
· Alfre Woodard
· Paul Dano
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Chris Chalk
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Garret Dillahunt
· Michael Fassbender
· Paul Giamatti
· Taran Killam
· Scoot McNairy
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Michael Kenneth Williams
2014Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Guardian Film AwardGuardian Film Awards, UKBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion Picture12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialDancing on the Edge (2013)
2014Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male Lead12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actor of the Year12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Male Performance12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesDancing on the Edge (2013)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture12 Years a Slave (2013)· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Paul Dano
· Garret Dillahunt
· Michael Fassbender
· Paul Giamatti
· Scoot McNairy
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Alfre Woodard
2014Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble Cast12 Years a Slave (2013)· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Paul Dano
· Garret Dillahunt
· Michael Fassbender
· Adepero Oduye
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Paul Giamatti
· Scoot McNairy
· Alfre Woodard
2014VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading Role12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actor of the Year12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Leading Role12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting Ensemble12 Years a Slave (2013)· Michael Fassbender
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Paul Dano
· Paul Giamatti
· Sarah Paulson
· Brad Pitt
· Alfre Woodard
· Adepero Oduye
· Garret Dillahunt
· Scoot McNairy
· Taran Killam
· Chris Chalk
· Michael Kenneth Williams
· Liza J. Bennett
· Kelsey Scott
· Quvenzhané Wallis
· Devyn A. Tyler
· Cameron Zeigler
2013SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDancing on the Edge (2013)
2010Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionEndgame (2009)
2010Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting Actor2012 (2009)
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture2012 (2009)
2008Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest ActorRedbelt (2008)
2008Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest Short FilmSlapper (2008)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureTalk to Me (2007)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureAmerican Gangster (2007)· Armand Assante
· Josh Brolin
· Russell Crowe
· Ruby Dee
· Idris Elba
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Carla Gugino
· John Hawkes
· Ted Levine
· Joe Morton
· Lymari Nadal
· John Ortiz
· RZA
· Yul Vazquez
· Denzel Washington
2007Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalKinky Boots (2005)
2007Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionTsunami: The Aftermath (2006)
2007Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActorChildren of Men (2006)
2007Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActorKinky Boots (2005)
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialTsunami: The Aftermath (2006)
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesTsunami: The Aftermath (2006)
2006Rising Star AwardBAFTA Awards
2006ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleChildren of Men (2006)· Clive Owen
· Julianne Moore
· Michael Caine
· Clare-Hope Ashitey
2006Black Movie AwardBlack Movie AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleKinky Boots (2005)
2006Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActorSerenity (2005)
2006ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actor of the YearKinky Boots (2005)
2005British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActorKinky Boots (2005)
2004COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ActorDirty Pretty Things (2002)
2004CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising PerformerDirty Pretty Things (2002)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleDirty Pretty Things (2002)
2004OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceDirty Pretty Things (2002)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingLove Actually (2003)· Hugh Grant
· Colin Firth
· Sienna Guillory
· Liam Neeson
· Lulu Popplewell
· Emma Thompson
· Kris Marshall
· Heike Makatsch
· Martin Freeman
· Joanna Page
· Andrew Lincoln
· Keira Knightley
· Nina Sosanya
· Martine McCutcheon
· Laura Linney
· Thomas Brodie-Sangster
· Alan Rickman
· Rodrigo Santoro
· Rowan Atkinson
· Claudia Schiffer
· Bill Nighy
· Gregor Fisher
· Rory MacGregor
· Carla Vasconcelos
· Shannon Elizabeth
·
2003VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest PerformanceDirty Pretty Things (2002)
2003WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorDirty Pretty Things (2002)
2003British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsMost Promising NewcomerDirty Pretty Things (2002)
2003European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ActorDirty Pretty Things (2002)
2003ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actor of the YearDirty Pretty Things (2002)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2014TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Actor12 Years a Slave (2013)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Come Sunday2017pre-productionCarlton Pearson
Mary Magdalene2017post-productionPeter
Doctor Strange2016Mordo
Triple 92016Michael Atwood
National Theatre Live: Everyman2015TV MovieEveryman
Secret in Their Eyes2015Ray Kasten
The Martian2015Vincent Kapoor
Z for Zachariah2015John Loomis
Making a Scene2013ShortMan
Half of a Yellow Sun2013Odenigbo
12 Years a Slave2013Solomon Northup
Phil Spector2013TV MovieMock Prosecutor
Dancing on the Edge2013TV Mini-SeriesLouis
Savannah2013Christmas Moultrie
The Shadow Line2011TV Mini-SeriesJonah Gabriel
Salt2010Peabody
20122009/IAdrian Helmsley
Endgame2009/IThabo Mbeki
Redbelt2008Mike Terry
American Gangster2007Huey Lucas
Talk to Me2007Dewey Hughes
Children of Men2006Luke
Inside Man2006Detective Bill Mitchell
Tsunami: The Aftermath2006TV Mini-SeriesIan Carter
Kinky Boots2005Lola
Slow Burn2005Ty Trippin
Serenity2005The Operative
Four Brothers2005Victor Sweet
Melinda and Melinda2004Ellis Moonsong
Red Dust2004Alex Mpondo
She Hate Me2004Frank Wills
Canterbury Tales2003TV Mini-SeriesPaul
Love Actually2003Peter
3 Blind Mice2003Mark Hayward
Twelfth Night, or What You Will2003TV MovieOrsino
Trust2003TV SeriesAshley Carter
Dirty Pretty Things2002Okwe
Murder in Mind2001TV SeriesDS McCorkindale
My Friend Soweto2001Soweto
Mind Games2001TV MovieTyler Arnold
It Was an Accident2000Nicky Burkett
G:MT Greenwich Mean Time1999Rix
Amistad1997Ensign Covey
Screen Two1996TV SeriesEbow

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
12 Years a Slave2013performer: "Roll Jordan Roll"
Savannah2013performer: "Bring Me a Gator", "Wade In The Watah" / writer: "Bring Me a Gator"
Kinky Boots2005performer: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" 1938, "I Want to Be Evil" 1953, "Whatever Lola Wants" 1955, "Together We Are Beautiful" 1980, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" 1966, "In These Shoes" 1999, "Cha Cha Heels" 1988, "Going Back to My Roots" 1976, "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" 1977

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Columbite Tantalite2013Short
Slapper2008Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Columbite Tantalite2013Short
Slapper2008Short writer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monkeys2011Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2014TV SpecialHimself - Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (uncredited)
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Oprah's Next Chapter2013TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TV One on One2013TV SeriesHimself
The Reel Story: 12 Years a Slave2013VideoHimself
The Daily Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Welcome to Nollywood: The Art of Africa2013TV MovieHimself
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHimself
Salt: Declassified2010Video documentary shortHimself
Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic2010Video shortHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini - Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Cinema 32009TV SeriesHimself
Masterpiece Contemporary2009TV SeriesHimself
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective2009Documentary shortHimself
Redbelt: Behind-the-Scenes of 'Redbelt'2008Video documentary shortHimself
The John Akii Bua Story: An African Tragedy2008DocumentaryJohn Akii Bua (voice)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Empire Movie Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
Fallen Empire: Making 'American Gangster'2008Video documentaryHimself
Partition: The Day India Burned2007TV MovieHimself
Children of Men: Visions of the Future2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Breakfast2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Ultimate Heist: Making 'Inside Man'2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Why Shakespeare?2005Video short documentaryHimself
Ceremonia de apertura del festival de cine de San Sebastián2004TV MovieHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Birthday Stories with Lynn Hirschberg2016TV Series shortHimself
The Long Way Home: Making the Martian2016DocumentaryHimself
Triple 9: An Authentic World2016Video shortHimself
Triple 9: Under the Gun2016Video shortHimself
The First Monday in May2016DocumentaryHimself (Cameo)
Made in Hollywood2009-2016TV SeriesHimself
Adapting the Story for Today's World2016Video shortHimself
Film '722005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Ares III: The Untold Story2016Video documentary shortVincent Kapoor
Signal Acquired: Writing and Direction of 'The Martian'2016Video documentary shortHimself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Conan2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Let's Go, DFW!2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2013-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Today at Wimbledon2015TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
Wimbledon2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
12 Years a Slave: A Historical Portrait2014Video documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter & Nominee
EE British Academy Film Awards: The Red Carpet Show2014TV SpecialHimself
The EE British Academy Film Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2009-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rencontres de cinéma2014TV SeriesHimself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter & Nominee
19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesSolomon Northup

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