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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Happy Birthday To Chiwetel Ejiofor, 32 Today !

Monday 10 July 2006, by Webmaster

Date of birth : 10 July 1974

Location : Forest Gate, London, England, UK

Nickname : Chewy

Height : 5’ 10" (1.78 m)


Is British, of Nigerian parentage.

Name is pronounced "chew-it-tell edge-oh-for"

He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Blue/Orange at the Royal National Theatre, Cottesloe stage.

He was awarded the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer at the 2000 London Critics Circle Theatre Awards (Drama) for his performance in Blue/Orange performed at the Royal National Theatre: Lyttelton and later at the Duchess Theatre.

He was awarded the 2000 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performance in Blue/Orange.

Was a member of the National Youth Theatre, in London.

Went to Dulwich College, London

Father was a doctor.

His father was killed in a car accident when he was eleven. He survived the accident.