Carmen Ejogo

  • Birth Name: Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Model
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  • Born to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father; he died in a car crash when she was young.
  • As a child, was recruited to appear in a music video and was subsequently discovered by a casting agent for a children's modeling agency.
  • Was a year ahead of Kate Beckinsale while attending the Godolphin and Latymer School.
  • Started her TV career as the host of a 1990s kids' show, Saturday Disney.
  • By age 16 she had her own show, The Carmen Ejogo Video Show, on the satellite channel BSB; she left school to focus on her career.
  • Met her future husband, actor Jeffrey Wright, when they costarred in the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Boycott (2001).

Awards

  • 2017, Canadian Screen Awards — Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee

Relationships

  • Max Beesley — Ex-significant Other
  • Elizabeth Ejogo — Mother
  • Charles Ejogo — Father
  • Charles Ejogo Jr. — Brother
  • Elijah — Son
  • Jeffrey Wright — Husband
  • Juno — Daughter
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