David Oyelowo



  • Birth Place: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/01/1976, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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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 Spooks, 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 Lincoln.
  • As part of the training for his role as a WWII Tuskegee Airman in 2012's Red Tails, 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
  • College:
  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England (1998)

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