A renowned name in the Hollywood, Chiwetel Ejiofor is a British actor known for his role as Solomon Northup in the critically acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave. Additionally, he has played in several other movies and television series including Dirty Pretty Things, Serenity, and Doctor Strange among others.
Chiwetel Ejiofor was born as Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor on July 10, 1977, in Forest Gate, London under the birth sign of Cancer. He is of British by nationality and belongs to Igbo Nigerian ethnic group.
Ejiofor is the son of Arinze Ejiofor (father), a doctor and Obiajulu Ejiofor (mother), a pharmacist. He raised along with his sister, Zain Asher, a CNN correspondent.
Regarding his education, he attended Dulwich College and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. But after his first year, he left the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
The 42-year-old actor is yet to be married. Chiwetel is in a relationship with Sari Mercer. They have been seen together in many award shows. However, neither of them have discussed regarding the future of this relationship.
Previously, he was in a relationship with an American actress Naomie Harris in 2000. After dating for seven years, they split up in 2007.
According to Celebbritynetworth, Chiwetel has a net worth of $12 million, as of 2019. He has collected the net worth from his career in acting. His worth can be compared to other stars like Laetitia Casta, Taylor Alesia, Morgan Macgregor.
Even though the actor is yet to open up about his salary, he might earn much more than the average payroll of $50,000- $65,000 per year. Likewise, he has also earned a tremendous amount of salary as an actor. Also, he has maintained his stardom for more than three decades.
Currently, he resides in London, United Kingdom (GB).
Chiwetel started his acting career with stage performances in the title Bloomsbury Theatre, in 1995. He appeared in movies and television series including Mind Games, My Friend Soweto, and Murder in Mind in 2011.
In 2017, Ejiofor appeared in several movies such as Mary Magdalene, Come Sunday, and Sherlock Gnomes. He is signed to act in the upcoming movie, Maleficent II along with Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Ed Skrein, Judo Temple, Michelle Pfeiffer.
In addition, he has won BAFTA Awards, AACTA International Awards, BET Awards, Black Film Critics Circle Awards and more.
Chiwetel Ejiofor is a British actor known for his role as Solomon Northup in the critically acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave.
42 years old.
5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm tall.