• Chiwetel  Ejiofor

    Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Born on July 10th, 1977

    From London, England

Awards & Nominations

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Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (2014)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Golden Globe (2007)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Won
Rising Star Award
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12 Years a Slave

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Won
Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2014)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role
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Kinky Boots

After his father's demise, Charlie Price (Joel Edgerton) inherits the family business, a shoe factory in Northampton, England. He is not interested in shoes, and the factory is in such dire financial straits that he must lay off 15 employees. However a fortuitous encounter with a transvestite cabaret singer (Chiwetel Ejiofor) inspires Charlie to save the factory from closure by producing erotic footwear, much to the chagrin of the workers.

Golden Globe (2007)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy