Chiwetel Ejiofor Bio


Relationship Statistics of Chiwetel Ejiofor

What is Chiwetel Ejiofor marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):In Relation
How many children does Chiwetel Ejiofor have ? (name):None
Is Chiwetel Ejiofor having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Chiwetel Ejiofor gay ?: No

More about the relationship

Chiwetel Ejiofor dated English actress Naomie Harris from 2000 to 2007. At present, he is in a relationship with Sari Mercer. The pair has been seen together in several award shows. However, neither of them have discussed regarding the future of this relationship. Ejiofor does not have children from any of his relationships.

Who is Chiwetel Ejiofor?

Chiwetel Ejiofor is a British actor. He portrayed the role of Solomon Northup in the critically acclaimed movie ‘12 Years a Slave’. Additionally, he has appeared in several other movies and television series including ‘Dirty Pretty Things’, ‘Serenity’ and ‘ Doctor Strange’ among others.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Ejiofor was born in Forest Gate, London on July 10, 1977, to parents Arinze, a doctor and Obiajulu Ejiofor, a pharmacist. Additionally, he has a younger sister, Zain Asher who is a CNN correspondent. Chiwetel lost his father when he was 11 after the car that he and his father were traveling in got into an accident. He became interested in the world of acting since his childhood years. He is of British nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to Igbo Nigerian ethnic background.

Talking about his education, Ejiofor attended Dulwich College and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. However, he left the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after his first year.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Career, Salary, Net Worth

Ejiofor initially appeared in the television film ‘Deadly Voyage’. In 1996, he appeared as Ebow in the TV series ‘Screen Two’. His big break came after he was cast in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amistad’ as Ensign Covey. In 2011, he appeared in movies and television series including ‘Mind Games’, ‘My Friend Soweto’, ‘and ‘Murder in Mind’. Since then, he has appeared in numerous other movies and television series. All in all, he has over 45 credits as an actor.

Some other movies and television series that Ejiofor has appeared in are ‘Mary Magdalene’, ‘Come Sunday’, ‘Triple 9’, ‘Secret in Their Eyes’, ‘The Martian’, ‘National Theatre Live: Everyman’, ‘Z for Zachariah’, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, ‘Phil Spector’, ‘Dancing on the Edge’, ‘The Shadow Line’, ‘Salt’, ‘2012’, ‘Redbelt’, ‘American Gangster’ and ‘Tsunami: The Aftermath’ among others. Additionally, he also has 3 credits for soundtracks, 3 credits as a director and three credits as a writer.

Ejiofor garnered the prestigious Academy Award nomination for his performance in ‘12 Years a Slave’. He also received Golden Globe Award nomination for the same role. Additionally, he also has other two Golden Globe nominations. Some of the awards that he has won in his career include BAFTA Awards, AACTA International Awards, BET Awards, Black Film Critics Circle Awards and more. All in all, he has 53 wins and 75 nominations to his name as an actor.

Ejiofor has not revealed his current salary. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $ 12 million at present.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Rumors, Controversy

There was a rumor in 2012 that Ejiofor might be dating Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o. However, this has not been confirmed by any of them. Although not directly involved, he became part of a controversy after the movie that he appeared in ’12 Years a Slave’ attracted controversies along its way during the distribution of the movie in Italy. Furthermore, his role in ‘The Martian’ as an Indian character also attracted controversies.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Body Measurement

Talking about his body measurement, Ejiofor has a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm. Additionally, he weighs around 72 kg. Furthermore, his hair color is black and eye color is dark brown.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Social Media

Although a famous actor, Ejiofor is not active over the social media. He does not have his official Twitter and Instagram account. However, his fan page on Facebook has over 29k followers.

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