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Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor,, is an English actor.After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995 and attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting role in the film Amistad as James Covey.Ejiofor portrayed the characters Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things, The Operative in Serenity, Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave, Dr. Vincent Kapoor in The Martian, Karl Mordo in Doctor Strange, and Watson in Sherlock Gnomes. He will voice Scar in the 2019 remake of The Lion King and will be featured in the upcoming fantasy film, Maleficent II. For 12 Years a Slave, he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He was nominated for a 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance on Dancing on the Edge.Ejiofor has received numerous awards and nominations for acting, including the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2006, two Golden Globe Award nominations, and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in Othello in 2008.
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