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Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
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David Oyelowo Fast Facts:
As a child, lived for seven years in Nigeria, where his parents were born and his family descended from royalty.
Was a member of London's National Youth Music Theatre, which is where he met his wife.
Played King Henry VI in a 2001 Royal Shakespeare Company trilogy of the Bard's plays, and was the first black actor to portray an English king in an RSC production.
For his role in the British spy drama
, he met with British-intelligence officers.
Cowrote a 2006 romantic comedy-drama for the BBC called
Graham and Alice
, about two London loners who decide to rob a betting shop.
Fulfilled a bucket-list wish by working with Steven Spielberg on 2012's
As part of the training for his role as a WWII Tuskegee Airman in 2012's
, he got to fly in vintage P-51 Mustangs.
David Oyelowo Relationships:
Asher Oyolewo - Son
Jessica Oyelowo - Wife
Caleb Oyelowo - Son
David Oyelowo Awards:
2015 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Best Actor - Nominee
2015 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Male Lead - Nominee
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England (1998)
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