Chiwetel Ejiofor was born in 1977 to Nigerian immigrant parents, father Arinze Ejiofor, and mother Obiajulu Ejiofor. His parents both worked in the field of medicine. He was born at Forest Gate, London, an Eastern part of England.
The English actor has been in the film career from his early teens. He has played in different successful Hollywood films, so it is not surprising that he has been hustling a lot. Being an award-winning actor and still active working from 1995, Ejiofor has made much wealth and has pretty huge numbers in his bank account.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Net worth
Ejiofor’s after lots of struggling and hard work in this field, the actor is supposedly worth a lot. However, Chiwetel Eijior has a net worth of over $12 million.
Ejiofor’s is 1.78m tall.
Chiwetel Ejiofor’s English Actor born on Forest Gate. He had four siblings. However, he is the second child of his family. His sister, Zain Asher, is also a famous reporter. An unfortunate event occurred when he was in Nigeria. Ejiofor and his father involved in a terrible car accident that left his father dead, and Ejiofor injured. The incident scarred him mentally and physically, as well.
After this unfortunate turn of events, his mother takes care of the family. And also it was the time, Ejiofor started taking an interest in reading and stage art. Consequently, at the age of eighteen, He played Othello in the Bloomsbury Theatres. And eventually joined the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
It was at this time his career in the movie industry blew up after Ejiofor landed a role in Steven Speilberg’s film “Amistad (1997)”. Even though he appeared in his first movie in 1997, he had already appeared on the Television on the thriller “Deadly Voyage (1996)”.
Throughout his movie career, Ejiofor played lots of film’s but his performance on the 2013 Oscar Winner movie “12 years a slave”, was one of his most renowned. His brilliant acting as the lead role Solomon Northup, a free American/African musician, landed him nominations for best actor on Academy Awards and Golden Globe Award. Along with the many Chiwetel Ejiofor awards, he won the BAFTA award for Best Actor.
In 2002 he appeared in “Dirty Pretty Things” as a sleep-deprived Taxi driver, a film of Stephen Frear’s, for which he won Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards, at the Evening Standard Film Awards, and the San Diego Film, Critics Society Awards. However, He is also famous for his performances on “Love Actually (2003)”, “Melinda and Melinda(2004)”. His role as a singing drag diva on “Kinky Boots(2005)” earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination, “Inside Man(2005)”.
Ejiofor also played as the villain role in two sci-fi movies; “Children Of Men(2006)” and “Serenity(2005)”, “American Gangster(2007)”, and “Talk to Me (2007) Je won Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in this movie. It was during this time that Chiwetel Eijior established his image as a versatile actor, working in films of different genres, taking roles as co-star, and the lead role in many of these movies.
He continued to perform on the stage productions, in 2008. However, He portrayed Othello in Michael Grandage’s “Othello” for which he won the best actor award, Laurence Olivier Awards, and Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Even more, nominated in the South Bank Show Awards and the What’s On Stage Theatergoer’s Choice Awards in 2009. He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play for his performance in Roger Michell’s “Blue/Orange” (2000). He also performed as Romeo on Tim Supple’s “Romeo and Juliet” the same year.
Debut and present
For his Television performance he debuted in 1996 “Screen Two: Deadly Voyage,” he also worked with award-winning writer Anthony Horowitz on “Murder in Mind(2001)”. He also performed on “Twelfth Night, or What you Will(2003)” and “Canterbury Tales(2003)”. He landed a Golden Globe Award and NAACP Image Award for his role in the emotional drama “Tsunami: The aftermath (2006)” working alongside Toni Collette, Sophie Okonedo, and Tim Roth. He appeared on the 2014’s cable miniseries “Dancing on the Edge,” a movie set in the year 1930 where he plays Louis Lester, a British Jazz band leader which earned him an Emmy nomination.
Chiwetel Ejiofor appeared in notable films as “Endgame(2009)” a drama set in South Africa by Channel 4 which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries, he took on the role of Thabo Mbeki; also appearing in Roland Emmerich’s action movie “2012(2009)”, with John Cusack, Danny Glover and Thandie Newton; and “Salt(2010)”, co-starring with Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber while also appearing in 2013 “Half of a Yellow Sun” appearing in MCU movie “Doctor Strange” and lending his voice on the animated film alongside Johnny Depp “ Sherlock Gnomes”.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Upcoming Movies
The infinite is an upcoming movie of Chiwetel Ejiofor which is a science fiction movie from Antoine Fuqua. The storyline of the film is based on D.Eric Maikranz’s novel “The reincarnationist Papers”. The movie release date is on August 7, 2020. However, the role of him is unknown for now.
Similarly, Ejiofor will be appearing in the movie “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”. The movie will be released on May 7, 2021.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Personal Life
Chiwetel Ejiofor is still unmarried. But he’s currently in a relationship with his new model girlfriend, Frances After Nir. The actor has been on a long term relationship previously with model Sari Mercer. In 2000 he was on a relationship with Naomie Harris; this relation lasted for seven years long before the couple split up. Despite the rumors floating around, he is found enjoying his life with his model girlfriend.
Ejiofor doesn’t have any kids despite all the relationships he’s been. Talking about rumors and controversies, Chiwetel Eijior is no stranger to it as the actor has been involved in different conspiracies. It was rumored that the actor is dating with Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o in 2012. However, this rumor was never confirmed nor denied by any of them.
He was also indirectly involved in a conspiracy when his movie “12 years a slave” attracted controversy after the movie faced some troubles in the distribution of the movie in Italy. Along with that, his Indian character in the film ‘The Martian’ also was a hot topic of controversies.
His lifestyle shows no less, we can see him living a posh life driving expensive cars, living in exclusive mansions and wearing luxury clothes and fantastic accessories and it is no surprise that he will keep on earning more as his career keeps ongoing and there are many upcoming movies which are expected to cause some eruption on the box office.
Being a big celebrity, it is Odd to know that Ejiofor has no social media presence. He has no Instagram nor a twitter handle and also no official Facebook fan page.