David Oyelowo

Biography

David Oyelowo was born in Oxford in 1976. His family originates from

Nigeria. David studied Theatre Studies for A level and his teacher

suggested he should become an actor. After A levels David enrolled for a

year on an Art foundation course. In December 2000 David became the first black actor to play an English

monarch for the RSC taking the title role in Henry VI. His performance

won him the 'Ian Charleson' Award 2001 for best newcomer in a classical play.

David Oyelowo was born in Oxford in 1976. His family originates from

Nigeria. David studied Theatre Studies for A level and his teacher

suggested he should become an actor. After A levels David enrolled for a

year on an Art foundation course. In December 2000 David became the first black actor to play an English

monarch for the RSC taking the title role in Henry VI. His performance

won him the 'Ian Charleson' Award 2001 for best newcomer in a classical play.

View Profile Images

Personal Info

Gender -

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1976-04-01

Place of Birth

Adult Actor False

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • -

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 American Express
2017 God Particle
2016 A United Kingdom as Seretse Khama
2016 Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow as Agent Kallus
2016 Queen of Katwe as Robert Katende
2016 Five Nights in Maine as Sherwin
2016 Nina as Clifton Henderson
2015 Captive as Brian Nichols
2015 Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal as Agent Kallus
2015 Nightingale as Peter Snowden
2014 A Most Violent Year as D.A. Lawrence
2014 Selma as Martin Luther King
2014 9 Kisses as Arm Wrestling Man #1
2014 Interstellar as Principal
2014 Default
2014 Star Wars Rebels(54 episodes) as Agent Kallus (voice)
2014 Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion as Agent Kallus
2013 The Butler as Louis Gaines
2013 Complicit as Edward Ekubo
2012 Jack Reacher as Emerson
2012 Lincoln as Corporal Ira Clark
2012 Middle of Nowhere as Brian
2012 The Paperboy as Yardley Acheman
2012 Rahab as Cen
2012 Red Tails as Joe 'Lightning' Little
2012 Gatchaman
2011 96 Minutes as Duane
2011 The Help as Preacher Green
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes as Steven Jacobs
2010 Blood And Oil(2 episodes)
2009 Small Island as Gilbert
2009 Small Island(2 episodes)
2009 Rage as Homer
2009 Glenn Martin, DDS(1 episode)
2008 Who Do You Love as Muddy Waters
2008 The Passion
2008 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency(1 episode)
2008 The Passion(4 episodes)
2008 A Raisin in the Sun as Joseph Asagai
2008 Sweet Nothing in My Ear as Leonard Grisham
2007 Five Days(12 episodes)
2006 Born Equal as Yemi
2006 The Last King of Scotland as Dr. Thomas Junju
2006 Shoot the Messenger
2006 Mayo(1 episode)
2006 As You Like It as Orlando De Boys
2005 Derailed as Patrol Officer
2005 A Sound of Thunder as Payne
2002 Tomorrow La Scala!
2002 Spooks(26 episodes) as Danny Hunter
2001 Dog Eat Dog as CJ
1998 Maisie Raine(1 episode)
1992 As Time Goes By(2 episodes)
1900 Americanah
1900 Untitled Hurricane Katrina Project
1900 Sweet Thunder as Sugar Ray Robinson

Production

2016 A United Kingdom … Producer
2015 Captive … Producer
1900 Untitled Hurricane Katrina Project … Producer
1900 The Water Man … Producer

Directing

2009 Big Guy … Director

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.