David Oyelowo - Biography
Last Modified: Jan 17, 2020
|Born on :||April 1, 1976 (age 44)|
|Birth Name /
|David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo|
|Birth Place:||Oxford, Oxfordshire, England|
|Father's Name:||Stephen Oyelowo|
|University:||Islington College, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art|
|Married Date:||September 5, 1998|
|Wife's Name:||Jessica Oyelowo|
Asher Oyelowo (son)
|Height:||1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)|
|Weight:||78 kg (171.96 lb)|
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Who is David Oyelowo?
David Oyelowo is an actor, producer by profession and British, American by nationality. He is best known for starring in Selma, A United Kingdom, Queen of Katwe, Spooks, Jack Reacher, etc.
David Oyelowo – Age, Parents, Siblings, Education, Ethnicity
David Oyelowo’s birth took place on 1 April 1976 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He was born as David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo to Nigerian father Stephen Oyelowo while the identity of his late Nigerian mother is not known.
David Oyelowo with his father in March 2018 (Image: Getty Images)
He is not the only child of his parents and has siblings. Although he has revealed that he has brothers in June 2015 interview with The Guardian, he is yet to share the names of his siblings.
After living in south London until the age of 6, the family moved to Lagos, Nigeria where he attended "'military-style' boarding school." For further education David Oyelowo attended City and Islington College, studying theatre studies.
He studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) for a year and eventually completed his three-year course in 1998.
His ethnicity is Nigerian.
David Oyelowo – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
David Oyelowo married his longtime girlfriend Jessica Oyelowo, also an actress on 5 September 1998. He and his wife have four children together- oldest son Asher Oyelowo (born Oct 10, 2001), followed by son Caleb Oyelowo (born 2005) while the name of his third son (born 2009) and daughter (born 2012) is not known.
David Oyelowo, Jessica Oyelowo with their children- posted Dec 2019 (Image: Instagram)
After more than 21 years of marriage, the couple is still very much in love and are in a blissful marriage without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.
David Oyelowo – Net Worth, Salary
His net worth is estimated at around $6 million while the figure on his annual salary is not shared with the public.
David Oyelowo – Career
Since beginning his career as an actor, David Oyelowo started in theatre. He had played in the stage production of Volpone, Antony and Cleopatra (1999), This England: The Histories (2001), Prometheus Bound (2005), Othello (2016), among others.
Following his transition to films, Oyelowo landed minor roles in Maisie Raine (1998), and starred in Spooks (2002-2004) which gained him some recognition.
Over the years David Oyelowo has starred in films A Raisin in the Sun (2008), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), The Butler (2013), Nightingale (2014), Selma (2014), Queen of Katwe (2016), Gringo (2018), Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2020), Good Morning, Midnight, among others.
He has also had guest appearances in TV series Star Wars Rebels (2014-2018), Robot Chicken (2014), The Lion Guard (2017-2019), Les Misérables (2018), etc.
David Oyelowo as Martin King Luther in Shelma (Image: IMDb)
On Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, David Oyelowo has worked with Domhnall Gleeson, Lennie James.
He has also worked with Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Stephan James, Kent Faulcon.
David Oyelowo – Awards, Nominations
He has been nominated for NAACP Image Award (2012, 2013, 2014), Black Reel Award (2012, 2013), Independent Spirit Award (2012), Screen Actors Guild Award (2013), Golden Globe Award (2014), Primetime Emmy Award (2014), Satellite Award (2014), among others.
Among the nominations, he has won 2013’s NAACP Image Award, Black Reel Awards, etc.
David Oyelowo – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media handles including Instagram, Facebook, David Oyelowo is active with several hundred thousand followers but is absent from Twitter.
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