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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

46 years old. Born in Forest Gate, London, UK on 10th July 1977.
You've seen -- of his 54 trackable films

Chiwetel Ejiofor is an actor with a career spanning 28 years, from 1996 to 2024, starting at the age of 19. His first film was Deadly Voyage and his latest film will be The Pod Generation. A lot of his work has been in the Drama and Thriller genres.

Known For


Upcoming Films (5)

Film Year Runtime Status Options
Fela poster Fela - In Development
Rob Peace - Post-Production
Tonight at Noon - Completed
Venom 3 poster Venom 3 2024 - In Production
The Old Guard 2 poster The Old Guard 2 2024 - Post-Production

Released Films (49)

Film Film Year Runtime Rating Streaming Options
The Pod Generation poster The Pod Generation 2023 1h 50m
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness poster Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 2022 2h 6m
Infinite poster Infinite 2021 1h 46m PG-13
Locked Down poster Locked Down 2021 1h 58m R
The Old Guard poster The Old Guard 2020 2h 5m R
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil poster Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019 1h 59m PG
The Lion King poster The Lion King
as Scar
2019 1h 58m PG
The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts poster The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts 2019 1h PG
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind poster The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind 2019 1h 53m
Mary Magdalene poster Mary Magdalene 2018 2h R
Sherlock Gnomes poster Sherlock Gnomes 2018 1h 26m PG
Come Sunday poster Come Sunday 2018 1h 46m
Red Nose Day Actually poster Red Nose Day Actually 2017 15m PG
Doctor Strange poster Doctor Strange
as Mordo
2016 1h 55m PG-13
Triple 9 poster Triple 9 2016 1h 55m R
Paramount+ with Showtime
Secret in Their Eyes poster Secret in Their Eyes 2015 1h 51m
The Martian poster The Martian 2015 2h 22m PG-13
Z for Zachariah poster Z for Zachariah 2015 1h 37m
National Theatre Live: Everyman poster National Theatre Live: Everyman 2015 1h 40m
Making a Scene poster Making a Scene 2013 10m PG
The Making of 'Making a Scene' poster The Making of 'Making a Scene' 2013 5m
12 Years a Slave poster 12 Years a Slave 2013 2h 14m
Half of a Yellow Sun poster Half of a Yellow Sun 2013 1h 46m R
Savannah poster Savannah 2013 1h 41m PG-13
Phil Spector poster Phil Spector 2013 1h 32m NR
Salt poster Salt 2010 1h 40m PG-13
2012 poster 2012 2009 2h 38m PG-13
Endgame poster Endgame 2009 1h 49m PG-13
Redbelt poster Redbelt 2008 1h 39m R
American Gangster poster American Gangster 2007 2h 37m R
Talk to Me poster Talk to Me 2007 1h 58m R
Children of Men poster Children of Men 2006 1h 49m R
Inside Man poster Inside Man 2006 2h 9m
Slow Burn poster Slow Burn 2005 1h 33m R
Serenity poster Serenity 2005 1h 59m
Kinky Boots poster Kinky Boots 2005 1h 47m PG-13
Four Brothers poster Four Brothers 2005 1h 49m R
Melinda and Melinda poster Melinda and Melinda 2004 1h 40m PG-13
She Hate Me poster She Hate Me 2004 2h 19m R
Red Dust poster Red Dust 2004 1h 50m
Three Blind Mice poster Three Blind Mice 2003 1h 29m
Love Actually poster Love Actually 2003 2h 15m R
Twelfth Night, or What You Will poster Twelfth Night, or What You Will 2003 2h 5m
Dirty Pretty Things poster Dirty Pretty Things 2002 1h 37m R
Mind Games poster Mind Games 2001 2h
It Was an Accident poster It Was an Accident 2000 1h 36m
G:MT Greenwich Mean Time poster G:MT Greenwich Mean Time 1999 1h 57m
Amistad poster Amistad 1997 2h 35m
Deadly Voyage poster Deadly Voyage 1996 1h 30m R

Regularly Credited With

Benedict Wong's profile
Benedict Wong
4 films together
Charlize Theron's profile
Charlize Theron
3 films together
Woody Harrelson's profile
Woody Harrelson
3 films together
Benedict Cumberbatch's profile
Benedict Cumberbatch
3 films together
Thandiwe Newton's profile
Thandiwe Newton
3 films together
Alfre Woodard's profile
Alfre Woodard
3 films together
Topo Wresniwiro
Topo Wresniwiro
3 films together
Donald Glover's profile
Donald Glover
3 films together
Dennis Keiffer
Dennis Keiffer
3 films together


His Top Genres 1
19% Drama
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His Top Years
12% 2013
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Top Character Types
50% Musician
+ 1 more
Hero or Villain?
100% Good
Role Type
67% Lead
+ 1 more

1 Genres are counted according to total films, not total genres, as such the overall total of all genress will be more than 100%.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor FAQ

How old is Chiwetel Ejiofor?

46 years old.

When was Chiwetel Ejiofor born?

10th July 1977

Where was Chiwetel Ejiofor born?

Forest Gate, London, UK

Has Chiwetel Ejiofor won an Oscar?

No, up to this point he has never won an Oscar.

Has Chiwetel Ejiofor won a BAFTA?

No, up to this point he has never won an BAFTA.

What ethnicity is Chiwetel Ejiofor?

He is Black.