- July 10, 1977
- Forest Gate, London, United Kingdom
Ejiofor was born in London's Forest Gate, to upper-middle-class Nigerian parents of Igbo descent.
His father, Arinze, was a doctor, and his mother, Obiajulu, was a pharmacist. His younger sister is CNN correspondent Zain Asher.
Chiwetel Ejiofor born 10 July 1977 is an English actor and filmmaker. After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995 and attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting role in the film Amistad (1997) as James Covey.
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