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David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

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.

Filmography

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

... 2021

Don't Let Go

... 2019

A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time

The It (voice)

... 2018

Gringo
Gringo

Harold Soyinka

... 2018

Queen of Katwe
Queen of Katwe

Robert Katende

... 2016

Nina
Nina

Clifton Henderson

... 2016

Captive
Captive

Brian Nichols

... 2015

Star Wars Rebels
Star Wars Rebels

Agent Kallus (voice)

... 2014

Nightingale
Nightingale

Peter Snowden

... 2014

A Most Violent Year
A Most Violent Year

D.A. Lawrence

... 2014

Interstellar
Interstellar

Principal

... 2014

Selma
Selma

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

... 2014

The Butler
The Butler

Louis Gaines

... 2013

Jack Reacher

... 2012

Lincoln
Lincoln

Corporal Ira Clark

... 2012

Red Tails
Red Tails

Joe 'Lightning' Little

... 2012

The Paperboy
The Paperboy

Yardley Acheman

... 2012

The Help
The Help

Preacher Green

... 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

... 2011

... 2011

Big Guy

... 2009

The Passion
The Passion

Joseph of Arimathea

... 2008

Sweet Nothing in My Ear

... 2008

A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun

Joseph Asagai

... 2008

The Last King of Scotland

... 2006

A Sound of Thunder

... 2005

The Best Man

... 2005

Dog Eat Dog

... 2001

Date of Birth:

April 1, 1976