Chiwetel Ejiofor was born in Forest Gate to Nigerian immigrants who sort refuge in London in the 1960s from the civil war in Nigeria.. At 11-years-old, while his family was on vacation in Lagos, Ejiofor was involved in a car crash that claimed the life of his father and the actor suffered severe damages to his head and wrists, which left him with visible scars. They are Obiajulu and Arinze Ejiofor. The British-Nigerian is purely of … Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer sit on a panel for the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil press conference on Monday (September 30) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The film is currently in production in London under strict lockdown guidelines. Geek Culture | Movies, TV, Comic Books & Video Games. Zain is not the kind of celebrity who tries to attract attention through scandals and revealing of personal details. 3,345 Followers, 7 Following, 7 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Chiwetel Ejiofor (@chiwetelejiofor__) In 2000, he received the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer and London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performance in "Blue/Orange. EARLY LIFE. Chewitel Ejiofor and director David Mamet on the set of "Redbelt.". Chiwetel Ejiofor attends the "Yuli – The Carlos Acosta Story" screening reception at The Royal Opera House on April 03, 2019 in London, England. Taraji P. Henson and Chiwetel Ejiofor at the Los Angeles Film Festival opening night screening of "Talk to Me.". trailer, Arachnado – a film about spiders in a tornado – is here which makes Sharknado look positively Oscar-worthy, James Bond’s iconic club hosts WWE’s NXT UK stars for special 007 photoshoot, Borat is finally punching up – and his controversial comedy is never more welcome, A giant inflatable Borat statue wearing nothing but a mask as a mankini is floating on the Thames ahead of the sequel’s release, Borat gets down to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s WAP as he joins TikTok and it’s everything, Loose Women applauded as it makes history with all-Black panel, Ant and Dec desperately try to reach Kiosk Kev in new I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! As Doug Liman’s pandemic-themed heist comedy Lockdown begins production, several roles have been cast in the film. Chiwetel Ejiofor can be proud of the girls and the sisters are proud of such a talented brother. The traditional wedding took place in January 2016. ", Chiwetel Ejiofor as Agent Peabody in "Salt. The exciting biography of the BBNaija contestant. In June, the lovers had courthouse wedding in Croatia. She got to interview famous businessmen and general directors of large companies. Earn 125 points on every ticket you buy. READ ALSO: Chiwetel Ejiofor's sister Kandibe stuns at baby shower, Leave your email to receive our newsletter, Get the hottest stories from the largest news site in Nigeria, Drop your mail and be the first to get fresh news, Who is Lucy Essien? “We had these dancing auditions and it was literally like A Chorus Line. Their father died in 1988 in a car accident as they were returning home to Nigeria. She has repeatedly brought other hard news to the public, for example, the Greek crisis, terrorism, Charlie Hebdo in Paris, as well as a major earthquake that occurred in 2015 in Nepal. She has been able to achieve her own success. Have you seen the latest trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil? Jahzir Bruno is a name you need to get familiar with! Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor turned jewellery thieves as they shot action-packed scenes for their new film Lockdown on Tuesday night. The actor valued movies with diversity and praised Netflix's "The Old Guard" for featuring various people and accurately representing their different backgrounds. The stars of the Maleficent sequel are hard at work promoting the upcoming Disney film, which hits theaters on October 18. Her brother's name is obviously Nigerian. Chiwetel is wearing Ermenegildo Zegna. In 2006, she received a Master's degree in journalism at Columbia University's high school. “I did get the part, shockingly enough,” Michelle concluded about Grease 2. The girl is Nigerian by descent. Did You Realize This About Emma Roberts' Pregnancy!? Chiwetel Ejiofor, 43, shouldn’t be sitting opposite me in a proper posh North London kitchen talking about his role in Netflix’s latest comic book-turned-cinematic action drama, The … According to Ejiofor who starred in "The Old Guard" alongside Charlize Theron, the movie was "an important marker" on the path the movie industry should move in. ». Harris Dickinson, Juno Temple, and David Gyasi stepped out for the event held at Odeon IMAX Waterloo on Wednesday (October 9) in London, England. It was very beautiful and romantic event. 32.4k Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from ‘chiwetelejiofor’ hashtag PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Joe Alwyn. One of Doug Liman’s next projects after Lockdown will be heading into space with Tom Cruise for a movie shot aboard the International Space Station. The reproduction, modification, distribution, or republication of the content (including RSS feeds) without permission is strictly prohibited. She decided to follow a medical path. 10+ pictures inside of the stars at the event…More Here! She herself is a real Ibo, although she was born abroad. | Photo: Getty UImages. Chiwetel Ejiofor was born in Forest Gate to Nigerian immigrants who sort refuge in London in the 1960s from the civil war in Nigeria. The exciting news was delivered by his sister and CNN's news anchor, Zain Asher, who stated that the nomination was important not only to Ejiofor but to their family. Michelle plays Queen Ingrith, and Chiwetel portays Conall in Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, which hits theaters on October 18! Michelle Pfeiffer matches the red carpet at the world premiere of Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil! Inspired by the current global health crisis, Lockdown will take place during a pandemic lockdown and 'how sparring couple Linda (Hathaway) and Paxton (Ejiofor… ", A post shared by Zain Asher (@zainashercnn) on Jul 5, 2020 at 5:49am PDT. Chiwetel Ejiofor at the First Light Awards in London. Genevieve Cortese and Jared Padalecki Tied the Knot 10 Years Ago — inside Their Marriage. African American actor Chiwetel Ejiofor has won the hearts of fans around the world with his outstanding performances over the years. The young actor is really kicking off his... Bella Thorne and her boyfriend Benjamin Mascolo are hitting the big screen together! FYI: John wore a Paul Smith suit and shoes for the event. Chiwetel Ejiofor at the screening of "Talk to Me" during the Los Angeles Film Festival. Little is known about her personal life. According to Deadline, producers are hoping to get Ben Stiller, Lily James, Stephen Merchant and Jazmyn Simon to join the cast. “It was a total fluke that I got that part,” the Oscar-nominated actress admitted while sitting alongside her Maleficent: Mistress of Evil co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor. Chiwetel Ejiofor sisters are beauties and are very talented, Zain is an amazing journalist and a smart woman, Kandibe is a skilled doctor and she has chosen her parents' path. ». All rights reserved. Who is the gorgeous sports reporter Taylor Rooks? She also hosted the weekly show "Marketplace Africa" on CNN International, which examines global and national markets. Chiwetel Ejiofor at the California premiere of "2012. Regardless of what they named her, her parents passed across the Nigerian culture to all their children. Movie titles, images, etc. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will open in theaters on October 18 – check out the trailer here! READ MORE: Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, & Chiwetel Ejiofor Hit ‘Maleficent 2′ Premiere Red Carpet, Click inside to watch the rest of Michelle Pfeiffer’s appearance on Late Night…More Here! Ejiofor was warned while he was a member of the National Youth Theatre and in drama school that using his birth name as an actor would only provide opportunities for him to play African characters in the industry. She has repeatedly brought other hard news to the public, for example, the Greek crisis, terrorism, Charlie Hebdo in Paris, as well as a major earthquake that occurred in 2015 in Nepal.