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.

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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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1976-04-01

Place of Birth Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Sweet Thunder as Sugar Ray Robinson
Untitled Hurricane Katrina Project
Americanah
2019 Chaos Walking as Aaron
2018 Gringo
2018 Untitled Cloverfield Movie
2016 A United Kingdom as Seretse Khama
2016 Queen of Katwe as Robert Katende
2016 Five Nights in Maine as Sherwin
2016 Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow as Agent Kallus (voice)
2016 Nina as Clifton Henderson
2015 Captive as Brian Nichols
2015 Nightingale as Peter Snowden
2015 Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal as Agent Kallus (voice)
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(74 episodes) as Agent Kallus (voice)
2014 Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion as Agent Kallus (voice)
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(2 episodes)
2009 Small Island as Gilbert
2009 Rage as Homer
2009 Glenn Martin, DDS(1 episode)
2009 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency(1 episode)
2008 Who Do You Love as Muddy Waters
2008 Sweet Nothing in My Ear as Leonard Grisham
2008 The Passion(4 episodes)
2008 The Passion as Joseph of Arimathea
2008 A Raisin in the Sun as Joseph Asagai
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 The Best Man as Graham
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)

Production

Untitled Hurricane Katrina ProjectProducer
The Water ManProducer
2016 A United KingdomProducer
2015 CaptiveProducer
2015 NightingaleExecutive Producer

Directing

2009 Big GuyDirector

Crew

2016 13thThanks

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