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David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

Highest Rated: 100% The Tiger Who Came to Tea (2019)

Lowest Rated: 2% Nina (2016)

Birthday: Apr 1, 1976

Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK

British born Nigerian actor David Oyelowo broke the color barrier at the Royal Shakespeare Company with his bravura performance in a production of "Henry VI" before going on to achieve big screen success in a variety of genres. Pre-fame, Oyelowo was seen regularly in British households as a cast member on the hit spy series "MI-5" (BBC, 2002-11) and he successfully segued into film with solid performances in pictures like "The Last King of Scotland" (2006) and "Who Do You Love" (2008). He also continued to act on stage and established his own theatre company. Oyelowo gained additional mass audience exposure by appearing in the hit films "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" (2011) and "The Help" (2011), and was also featured in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (2012), and the Tom Cruise vehicle "Jack Reacher" (2012). With his exemplary background in live theatre, solid experience in series television, and increasing presence in feature films, Oyelowo demonstrated solid credentials and became a breakout international star with his impassioned performance as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights tale "Selma" (2014), a role that greatly expanded his international visibility.

Highest rated movies

99% Selma 94% Queen of Katwe
90% A Most Violent Year
88% Middle of Nowhere
87% The Last King of Scotland
86% A Raisin in the Sun
83% A United Kingdom
82% Nightingale

Photos

David Oyelowo David Oyelowo at arrivals for 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 - Arrivals 2, The Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. Live), Los Angeles, CA September 20, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo at arrivals for 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards 2015 - Arrivals 1, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA February 21, 2015. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection David Oyelowo at arrivals for 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals 1, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA February 25, 2017. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection David Oyelowo at arrivals for QUEEN OF KATWE Premiere, El Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA September 20, 2016. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection David Oyelowo, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Omari Hardwick at arrivals for MIDDLE OF NOWHERE Premiere After Party at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Lifestyle Lounge, Park City, UT January 20, 2012. Photo By: Ray Tamarra/Everett Collection David Oyelowo, Kate Mara at arrivals for CAPTIVE Premiere, Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, New York, NY September 14, 2015. Photo By: Steven Ferdman/Everett Collection David Oyelowo at arrivals for A UNITED KINGDOM Premiere, The Paris Theatre, New York, NY February 6, 2017. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection David Oyelowo at arrivals for Gotham Independent Film Awards 2016, Cipriani Wall Street, New York, NY November 28, 2016. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection David Oyelowo at arrivals for The 89th Academy Awards Oscars 2017 - Arrivals 1, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA February 26, 2017. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection David Oyelowo at arrivals for PBS MASTERPIECE Photo Call, Langham Hotel, Pasadena, CA February 1, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection David Oyelowo at arrivals for CAPTIVE Premiere, Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, New York, NY September 14, 2015. Photo By: Steven Ferdman/Everett Collection David Oyelowo at arrivals for A UNITED KINGDOM Premiere, The Paris Theatre, New York, NY February 6, 2017. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection David Oyelowo at arrivals for Annual EBONY Power 100 Gala, The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA November 30, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection David Oyelowo at arrivals for National Board Of Review Awards Gala 2015, Cipriani 42nd Street, New York, NY January 6, 2015. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection David Oyelowo at arrivals for 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala 2015, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA January 3, 2015. Photo By: Xavier Collin/Everett Collection David Oyelowo at arrivals for 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala 2015, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA January 3, 2015. Photo By: Xavier Collin/Everett Collection Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo at arrivals for 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala 2015, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA January 3, 2015. Photo By: Xavier Collin/Everett Collection David Oyelowo in attendance for PBS''s LES MISERABLES Miniseries Photo Call, The Linwood Dunn Theater, Los Angeles, CA June 8, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection SHOOT THE MESSENGER, David Oyelowo, 2006, (c) BBC Films /

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 86% Becoming King Self,
Producer
- 2024
67% 80% The Book of Clarence Unknown (Character) $6.1M 2023
26% 43% Role Play Dave (Character) - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet The After Dayo (Character),
Producer
- 2023
No Score Yet 96% Elemental: Reimagine Wildfire Narrator - 2022
48% 38% A Lot of Nothing Executive Producer - 2022
75% 69% See How They Run Mervyn Cocker-Norris (Character) $9.6M 2022
67% 89% Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Nigel Basil-Jones (Character) $40.4M 2021
21% 71% Chaos Walking Aaron (Character) $13.3M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ferguson Rises Producer - 2021
77% 69% The Water Man Amos Boone (Character),
Director,
Producer
$290.3K 2020
49% 26% The Midnight Sky Adewole (Character) - 2020
29% 52% Come Away Jack Littleton (Character),
Producer
$106.1K 2020
42% 79% Don't Let Go Jack Radcliff (Character),
Producer
$5.2M 2019
100% 100% The Tiger Who Came to Tea Unknown (Voice) - 2019
40% 38% Gringo Harold Soyinka (Character) $4.9M 2018
22% 41% The Cloverfield Paradox Kiel (Character) - 2018
83% 77% A United Kingdom Seretse Khama (Character),
Producer
$3.9M 2016
94% 86% Queen of Katwe Robert Katende (Character) $8.9M 2016
2% 25% Nina Clifton Henderson (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2016
25% 30% Five Nights in Maine Sherwin (Character),
Producer
$15.1K 2015
27% 44% Captive Brian Nichols (Character),
Producer
$2.6M 2015
82% 61% Nightingale Peter Snowden (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2014
99% 86% Selma Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Character) $52.1M 2014
90% 69% A Most Violent Year Lawrence (Character) $5.7M 2014
73% 86% Interstellar Principal (Character) $188.0M 2014
33% 33% Default Atlas (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 70% Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Agent Kallus (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet 100% Complicit Edward Ekubo (Character) - 2013
80% 82% Girl Rising Narrator - 2013
72% 78% Lee Daniels' The Butler Louis Gaines (Character) $116.6M 2013
64% 67% Jack Reacher Detective Emerson (Character) $54.6M 2012
88% 65% Middle of Nowhere Brian (Character) $166.9K 2012
45% 33% The Paperboy Yardley Acheman (Character) $628.2K 2012
40% 57% Red Tails Joe "Lightning" Little (Character) $49.9M 2012
53% 45% 96 Minutes Duane (Character) - 2011
82% 77% Rise of the Planet of the Apes Steven Jacobs (Character) $176.7M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood and Oil Keme Tobodo (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Guy Director - 2009
44% 40% Rage Homer (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 73% Sweet Nothing in My Ear Leonard Grisham (Character) - 2008
40% 67% Who Do You Love Muddy Waters (Character) - 2008
86% 70% A Raisin in the Sun Joseph Asagai (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 56% Five Days Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 60% Born Equal Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 70% Shoot the Messenger Joseph Pascale (Character) - 2006
36% 49% As You Like It Orlando De Boys (Character) - 2006
87% 89% The Last King of Scotland Dr. Junju (Character) $17.6M 2006
6% 18% A Sound of Thunder Tech Officer Payne (Character) $1.9M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tomorrow La Scala! Charlie (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 50% Dog Eat Dog CJ (Character) - 2001

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2015 2017 2021 2024
79% 93% Lawmen: Bass Reeves Bass Reeves (Character),
Executive Producer
2023
88% 65% Silo Holston (Character) 2023
No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2022
57% 68% The Girl Before Edward (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 62% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 26% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2019
No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2015-2016 2019
88% 79% Les Misérables Javert (Character),
Executive Producer
2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet They've Gotta Have Us Guest 2018
No Score Yet 66% The Lion Guard Scar (Guest Voice),
Guest
2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2015 2017-2018
98% 84% Star Wars Rebels Agent Kallus (Voice) 2014-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2018
No Score Yet 47% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017-2018
83% 70% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2016
No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015
100% 90% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2014
No Score Yet 85% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2014
93% 91% The Good Wife Judge Edward Weldon (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Small Island on Masterpiece Gilbert (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Passion Joseph of Arimathea (Character) 2008
78% 17% Five Days Matt Wellings (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet As Time Goes By Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spooks Danny Hunter (Character) 2002-2004