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.
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)