A Little Bio On Chiwetel Ejiofor

He’s a British actor born in Forest Gate East London. He’s one of the greatest actors of his generation and even though he didn’t win the Oscars, Chiwetel Ejiofor is an actor destined for great things and we can’t wait to see his future work. 

The actor who is obviously from a close knit family is very close to his sisters. His ‘baby’ sister, CNN’s Zain Asher broke down on live Telly when his Oscar nomination was announced. Last night, she sent him surprise good luck wishes via E! which was shown to the actor as he spoke to Ryan Seacrest on the Red Carpet.

Zain was understandably emotional and bursting with pride. She told the actor how proud the family was of his achievements and wished him luck on the night.

Then: Chiwetel and Sister in 1987 image source: dailymail.co.uk

Then: Chiwetel and Sister in 1987
image source: dailymail.co.uk


Now: Chiwetel and Zain Asher's bond still waxing strong

Now: Chiwetel and Zain Asher’s bond still waxing strong

Here’s a bit more info that we managed to scoop on the actor.

Full Name: Chiwetelu Umeadi “Chiwetel” Ejiofor

Parents: Arinze Ejiofor, Obiajulu Ejiofor

Sibling: Zain Asher

Partner: Sari Mercer

DOB: July 10, 1977 (age 36)

Where: Forest Gate, United Kingdom

School: National Youth Theatre, 1995, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

First Work: Steven Spielberg’s Amistad. He played the role of James Covey

Key Moment in time: 1988, lost his father in a car accident in Nigeria while driving back from a wedding


Theatre: Othello, Amistad, Romeo and Juliet

Film: Deadly Voyage, Dirty Pretty Things, Salt, 2012, Half of a yellow Sun, 12 Years a slave

Awards and Recognition: OBE (2008), Lawrence Olivier award (Othello), Golden Globe awards, (Lola) Bafta (2014)

source: wikipedia





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