David Oyelowo

Place of birth:
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK:
David Oyelowo was born in Oxford in 1976. His family originates from Nigeria. David studied Theatre Studies for A level and his teacher suggested he should become an actor. After A levels David enrolled for a year on an Art foundation course. In December 2000 David became the first black actor to play an English monarch for the RSC taking the title role in Henry VI. His performance won him the 'Ian Charleson' Award 2001 for best newcomer in a classical play.


Chaos Walking (2019)
as Aaron
Les Misérables (2018)
as Javert
Gringo (2018)
as Harold Soyinka
The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
as Kiel
August 28: A Day In The Life Of A People (2017)
A United Kingdom (2016)
as Seretse Khama
Queen of Katwe (2016)
as Robert Katende
Five Nights in Maine (2016)
as Sherwin
Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow (2016)
as Agent Kallus (voice)
Nina (2016)
as Clifton Henderson
Captive (2015)
as Brian Nichols
Nightingale (2015)
as Peter Snowden
Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal (2015)
as Agent Kallus (voice)
A Most Violent Year (2014)
as D.A. Lawrence
Selma (2014)
as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
9 Kisses (2014)
as Arm Wrestling Man #1
Interstellar (2014)
as Principal
Default (2014)
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion (2014)
as Agent Kallus (voice)
The Butler (2013)
as Louis Gaines
Complicit (2013)
as Edward Ekubo
Jack Reacher (2012)
as Emerson
Lincoln (2012)
as Corporal Ira Clark
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
as Brian
The Paperboy (2012)
as Yardley Acheman
Rahab (2012)
as Cen
Red Tails (2012)
as Joe 'Lightning' Little
Gatchaman (2012)
96 Minutes (2011)
as Duane
The Help (2011)
as Preacher Green
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
as Steven Jacobs
Small Island (2009)
as Gilbert
Rage (2009)
as Homer
Who Do You Love (2008)
as Muddy Waters
Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)
as Leonard Grisham
The Passion (2008)
as Joseph of Arimathea
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
as Joseph Asagai
Born Equal (2006)
as Yemi
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
as Dr. Thomas Junju
Shoot the Messenger (2006)
As You Like It (2006)
as Orlando De Boys
Derailed (2005)
as Patrol Officer
The Best Man (2005)
as Graham
A Sound of Thunder (2005)
as Payne
Tomorrow La Scala! (2002)
Dog Eat Dog (2001)
as CJ
Sweet Thunder
as Sugar Ray Robinson
The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar
as Scar
A United Kingdom
Executive Producer
Big Guy
The Water Man