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Born David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo on the 1st April 1976, in Oxford, England he is an actor and producer, best known to the world for appearing in the films “Jack Reacher” (2012), “Lee Daniels` The Butler” (2013), “Nightingale” (2014), and “Selma” (2014), among others.

Have you ever wondered ow rich David Oyelowo is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that David`s net worth is as high as $3 million, an amount he has earned through his career in the entertainment industry. Apart from his work as an actor, he has also produced several films, including “Five Nights In Maine” (2015), and “Nina” (2016) which have also increased his net worth.

David Oyelowo Net Worth $3 Million

David is of Nigerian ancestry, both parents of Yoruba ethnicity. He was a student of the City and Islington College, where he was influenced by his teacher to venture into acting. After graduation he enrolled in an art foundation course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After three years his education was finished, and his career was ready for start.

Before appearing on screens, David worked hard in theaters, appearing on stage in several productions including “Volpone”, “Antony and Cleopatra” and “This England: The Histories”. To speak further of his stage credits, David was also a part of the “Prometheus Bound” in 2005, and in 2006 he directed “The White Devil”. His net worth was well set.

He made his first appearance in front of the camera in brief roles in such productions as “Maisie Raine” (1998), “Brothers And Sisters” (1998), and in 2001 he had a supporting role in the film “Dog Eat Dog”. The following year he was cast as Danny Hunter in the TV series “MI-5”, and stayed in the show until 2004. The role launched him further into the acting world, as in 2005 he had several successful projects, including “Derailed” starring Jennifer Aniston and Vincent Cassel, “The Best Man”, and “A Sound Of Thunder” with Ben Kingsley and Edward Burns in lead roles.

However, in the second half of the 2000s, David only appeared in small roles, including “American Blend” (2006), “Shoot The Messenger” (2006), “Who Do You Love” (2008), “Rage” (2009), and “Small Island”, among others. Nevertheless, it certainly helped his career as these films were quite successful, both commercially and artistically, and from 2010 his career has gone only upwards, and so has his net worth. In 2010 he was selected for the supporting role of Keme Tobodo in the film “Blood and Oil”, alongside Naomie Harris and Jodhi May. The next year he featured in Rupert Wyatt`s accomplishment “Rise of the Planet Of The Apes”, alongside James Franco, Andy Serkis and Freida Pinto, which only increased further his net worth. 2012 was quite busy for David as he starred in several projects, including “Red Tails”, with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Gerald McRaney, then “Middle Of Nowhere” (2012), with Emayatzy Corinealdi and Lorraine Toussaint, and “The Paperboy”, with such acting greats as Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman and Jon Cusack, all of which have increased his net worth.

In 2013 he was a part of the Lee Daniels` “The Butler”, and 2014 year was his best so far, as he portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ava DuVernay`s “Selma”, and was also the lead in Elliott Lester`s “Nightingale”, playing Peter Snowden. Furthermore, he found his way into the cast of Christopher Nolan`s “Interstellar”, alongside Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, as School`s Principal.

To speak further of his film credits, David has starred in films “Five Nights In Maine” (2015), “Captive” (2015), and “Queen Of Katwe” (2016), all of which added a substantial amount to his net worth. Most recently, David has been selected to appear in the film “God Particle”, which will be released in the early 2017.
Thanks to his skills, David has received several prestigious nominations and awards, including the two Golden Globe Award nominations; first one in category Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his work on film “Nightingale” (2014), and second one in category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his work on film “Selma”.
He also won two Black Reel awards for the same films; Outstanding Actor in TV Movie or Limited Series for “Nightingale”, and Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture in Motion Picture for “Selma”, among many other awards.

In 2016 he was made Officer of the British Empire, for his contribution to drama.

Regarding his personal life, David has been married to Jessica since 1998; the couple has four children.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 1, 1976
Birth place: Oxford, United Kingdom
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.778 m)
Profession:Actor, Voice Actor, Film Producer
Education:City and Islington College, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Nationality:British-Nigerian
Spouse:Jessica Oyelowo (m. 1998)
Children:Caleb Oyelowo, Asher Oyelowo
Parents:Stephen Oyelowo
Awards:NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (2013), Kermode Award for Best Actor, Black Reel Award for Best Actor, Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries (2014), African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (2014)
Nominations:Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (2014)
Movies:Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), The Butler (2013), Selma (2014), Lincoln (2012), “Five Nights In Maine” (2015), “Captive” (2015), “Queen Of Katwe” (2016)
TV shows:Spooks (2002-2004), Five Days (2007), Star Wars Rebels (2014-), Glenn Martin, DDS (2010-2012)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Oyelowo means "title has respect".
2He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama. He is an actor in London, England.
3As of 2015, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Help (2011), Lincoln (2012) and Selma (2014).
4While a guest on "Fresh Air," David Oyelowo told interviewer Terry Gross that his father was a member of a royal family in Nigeria, and his last name literally means "a king deserves respect." But he also joked, "now, don't get me wrong. You know, royal families are a dime a dozen in Nigeria. It's more like being the king of Sherman Oaks, really. But, you know it's - but still, it carries some weight.".
5He has two roles in common with Jeffrey Wright: (1) Wright played Martin Luther King in Boycott (2001) while Oyelowo played him in Selma (2014) - in both productions, Carmen Ejogo played King's wife Coretta Scott King and (2) Oyelowo played Muddy Waters in Who Do You Love (2008) while Wright played him in Cadillac Records (2008).
6His surname is pronounced phonetically ''oh-yell-oh-oh''.
7He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, his course being paid for by the director Nicholas Hytner.
8His performance in the title role of the RSC's production of Henry VI Parts I, II and III earned him the Ian Charleson Award in 2001 for outstanding performance by a young actor in a classical theatre role.
9David made history in 2000 when he became the first black actor to portray an English monarch for the Royal Shakespeare Company when he played the title role in a production of Henry VI Parts I, II and III.


Quotes

#Quote
1[defending Benedict Cumberbatch after he caused outrage for using the term "colored actors" instead of "actors of color"] When you look at what he was actually saying, it's clear that he's a huge supporter of black performers. To attack him for a term, as opposed to what he was actually saying, I think is very disingenuous and is indicative of the age we live in where people are looking for soundbites as opposed to substance.
2I think it's vital to have something outside your acting to keep you rooted in the real world, and help you fill the vacuum. If you have nothing else, it can be unhealthy. For me being a Christian has been invaluable: it simply means acting isn't the centre of my life.
3It's fascinating to work with a company of actors of such different ages, experience and talents. I'm one of a generation brought up on television whose acting is more 'naturalistic', whereas with some of the older generation it's more heightened. But I think there's room for both styles.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actor, TV Movie or Limited SeriesNightingale (2014)
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actor, Motion PictureSelma (2014)
2015COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ActorSelma (2014)
2015Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie/Limited SeriesNightingale (2014)
2015Breakthrough AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Default (2014)
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActorNightingale (2014)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureSelma (2014)
2015Breakthrough Performance AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalSelma (2014)
2015Virtuoso AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalSelma (2014)
2014AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best ActorSelma (2014)
2014BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorSelma (2014)
2014BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest EnsembleSelma (2014)· Tom Wilkinson
· Carmen Ejogo
· André Holland
· Giovanni Ribisi
· Lorraine Toussaint
· Stephan James
· Wendell Pierce
· Common
· Alessandro Nivola
· Lakeith Stanfield
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Dylan Baker
· Tim Roth
· Oprah Winfrey
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureThe Butler (2013)
2013Breakthrough PerformerHamptons International Film FestivalThe Butler (2013)
2013Spotlight AwardHollywood Film AwardsThe Butler (2013)
2012Special Jury PrizeRiverRun International Film FestivalSpark Award· Amy Seimetz
· Brady Corbet
2010RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Actor (Male)Small Island (2009)
2007Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionFive Days (2007)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionNightingale (2014)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialNightingale (2014)
2016Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance - DramaNightingale (2014)
2015Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaSelma (2014)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a MovieNightingale (2014)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Television MovieNightingale (2014)· Josh Weinstock (executive producer)
· Katrina Wolfe (executive producer)
· Elliott Lester (executive producer)
· Brad Pitt (executive producer)
· Dede Gardner (executive producer)
· Jeremy Kleiner (executive producer)
· Alex Garcia (co-executive producer)
· Lucas Akoskin (co-executive producer)
· Jonathan Gray (co-executive producer)
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, Motion PictureA Most Violent Year (2014)
2015Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorSelma (2014)
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best ActorSelma (2014)
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best EnsembleSelma (2014)· Tom Wilkinson
· Carmen Ejogo
· André Holland
· Giovanni Ribisi
· Lorraine Toussaint
· Stephan James
· Wendell Pierce
· Common
· Alessandro Nivola
· Lakeith Stanfield
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Dylan Baker
· Tim Roth
· Oprah Winfrey
2015Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsBreakthrough Performer
2015Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadSelma (2014)
2015ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest ActorSelma (2014)
2015INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best ActorSelma (2014)
2015MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBreakthrough PerformanceSelma (2014)
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorSelma (2014)
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesNightingale (2014)
2015Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionNightingale (2014)
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastThe Butler (2013)· Vanessa Redgrave
· Terrence Howard
· Oprah Winfrey
· Michael James Madsen
· Minka Kelly
· Yaya DaCosta
· Mariah Carey
· Liev Schreiber
· Alan Rickman
· Robin Williams
· Lenny Kravitz
· Jane Fonda
· Alex Pettyfer
· Forest Whitaker
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Supporting ActorThe Butler (2013)
2014ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleSelma (2014)
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, Motion PictureThe Butler (2013)
2014CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorSelma (2014)
2014ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Lead ActorSelma (2014)
2014PCC AwardPhoenix Critics CircleBest ActorSelma (2014)
2014SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleSelma (2014)· Tom Wilkinson
· Carmen Ejogo
· André Holland
· Giovanni Ribisi
· Lorraine Toussaint
· Stephan James
· Wendell Pierce
· Common
· Alessandro Nivola
· Lakeith Stanfield
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Dylan Baker
· Tim Roth
· Oprah Winfrey
2014Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion PictureSelma (2014)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Butler (2013)· Mariah Carey
· John Cusack
· Jane Fonda
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Terrence Howard
· Lenny Kravitz
· James Marsden
· Alex Pettyfer
· Vanessa Redgrave
· Alan Rickman
· Liev Schreiber
· Forest Whitaker
· Robin Williams
· Oprah Winfrey
2014VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActorSelma (2014)
2014WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorSelma (2014)
2014WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleSelma (2014)· Tom Wilkinson
· Carmen Ejogo
· André Holland
· Giovanni Ribisi
· Lorraine Toussaint
· Stephan James
· Wendell Pierce
· Common
· Alessandro Nivola
· Lakeith Stanfield
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Dylan Baker
· Tim Roth
· Oprah Winfrey
2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActorMiddle of Nowhere (2012)
2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastLincoln (2012)· Joseph Cross
· Daniel Day-Lewis
· Sally Field
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Jackie Earle Haley
· Jared Harris
· John Hawkes
· Hal Holbrook
· Tommy Lee Jones
· Bruce McGill
· Gulliver McGrath
· Tim Blake Nelson
· Lee Pace
· Gloria Reuben
· James Spader
· David Strathairn
· Michael Stuhlbarg
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureMiddle of Nowhere (2012)
2013Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleMiddle of Nowhere (2012)
2013Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor in a Television FilmComplicit (2013)
2010BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorSmall Island (2009)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Cloverfield Anthology Movie2017post-production
Untitled Nash Edgerton Project2017post-production
Star Wars Rebels2014-2017TV SeriesAgent Kallus
Queen of Katwe2016Robert Katende
A United Kingdom2016Seretse Khama
Nina2016Clifton Henderson
Black Knight Decoded2015Video shortFather
Captive2015/IIBrian Nichols
Five Nights in Maine2015Sherwin
Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions2015Video GameAgent Kallus (voice)
Selma2014Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.
A Most Violent Year2014D.A. Lawrence
Interstellar2014School Principal
Default2014/IAtlas
Robot Chicken2014TV SeriesSebastian Gandalf Ron Daise
Nightingale2014/IIPeter Snowden
2062013ShortMan
The Butler2013/ILouis Gaines
Complicit2013TV MovieEdward Ekubo
Jack Reacher2012Emerson
Lincoln2012Corporal Ira Clark
The Paperboy2012Yardley Acheman
Middle of Nowhere2012Brian
Red Tails2012Joe 'Lightning' Little
Rahab2011ShortCen
96 Minutes2011Duane
The Help2011Preacher Green
Rise of the Planet of the Apes2011Steven Jacobs
Glenn Martin DDS2010-2011TV SeriesTeacher / Clarence
The Good Wife2011TV SeriesJudge Edward Weldon
Change in the Wind2010Benjamin Mays (voice)
Blood and Oil2010TV MovieKeme Tobodo
Small Island2009TV MovieGilbert
Rage2009/IHomer
Who Do You Love2008Muddy Waters
Sweet Nothing in My Ear2008TV MovieLeonard Grisham
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency2008TV SeriesKremlin Busang
The Passion2008TV Mini-SeriesJoseph of Arimathea
A Raisin in the Sun2008TV MovieJoseph Asagai
Five Days: Revised Final Episode2007Video shortMatt Wellings
Five Days2007TV Mini-SeriesMatt Wellings
Spooks Interactive2007Video GameDanny Hunter
Born Equal2006TV MovieYemi
As You Like It2006Orlando De Boys
The Last King of Scotland2006Dr. Junju
The Gil Mayo Mysteries2006TV SeriesEddie Barton, 'Sexy' M.P.
Shoot the Messenger2006Joseph Pascale
American Blend2006Mercury
As Time Goes By2005TV SeriesPatrick
Derailed2005/IPatrol Officer
The Best Man2005Graham
A Sound of Thunder2005Payne
MI-52002-2004TV SeriesDanny Hunter
End of the Line2004ShortCommuter
Tomorrow La Scala!2002Charlie
Circles2001/IIShort
Dog Eat Dog2001CJ
Brothers and Sisters1998TV SeriesLester Peters
Maisie Raine1998TV SeriesSonny McDonald

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
After the Storm2016/IIShort producer completed
A United Kingdom2016producer
Nina2016executive producer
Captive2015/IIproducer
Five Nights in Maine2015producer
Nightingale2014/IIexecutive producer
Big Guy2009Short executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big Guy2009Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Graham & Alice2006TV Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Waiting for Hassana2017Documentary short thanks post-production
13th2016Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Selma
The 24th Annual Movieguide Awards2016TV SpecialHimself
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2016TV SpecialHimself
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2015TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Conan2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter2015TV SeriesHimself
Teens Wanna Know2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Selma / Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2015TV SeriesHimself
Songs of Praise2015TV SeriesHimself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Film '722015TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Insider2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Selma
Weekend Ticket2015TV Series shortHimself
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors2014TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
9 Kisses2014ShortHimself
45th NAACP Image Awards2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The EE British Academy Film Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Animated Film
Datzhott2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Oprah's Next Chapter2013TV SeriesHimself
Jack Reacher: When the Man Comes Around2013Video shortHimself
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
44th NAACP Image Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
The Big Picture2012TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Joe's Place2011DocumentaryNarrator
Andrew Young Presents2010TV Series documentaryBenjamin E. Mays
Five Days: Making Five Days2007Video documentary shortHimself / Matt Wellings
British Film Forever2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The World's Greatest Actor2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
RI:SE2003TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Breakfast2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Lorraine2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Selma
The Frame2013TV SeriesSteven Jacobs
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2012TV SeriesHimself

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