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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Actor / Voice actor / Director / writer

Chiwetel EJIOFOR was born in London's Forest Gate to Nigerian parents, a doctor named Arinze and a pharmacist named Obiajulu. He began performing at school when he was about 13, and joined the National Youth Theatre, where he played the lead role in Othello at the Bluesbury theatre in 1995, in 1996, he starred in the same production at the art theatre with Rachael Stirling, who played Desdemona.