Chiwetelu Umeadi "Chiwetel" Ejiofor note , is a British actor who first started his acting career in theater. He's best known as The Operative in Firefly. He had number of film roles which include Love Actually (2003), Serenity (2005), Kinky Boots (2005), American Gangster (2007), Endgame (2009), 2012 (2009) and Salt (2010). He earned his first Oscar nomination for his role as Solomon Northrup in 12 Years a Slave. He will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Baron Mordo in Doctor Strange (2016).He's good friends with Idris Elba.He hates being called "Chewey". And it has nothing to do with being a Wookie.
Tropes associated with Chiwetel Ejiofor:
- Classically Trained Extra : Has a ton of theatre work under his hat and is a rather renowned actor on the stage. Tends to spend a lot of time in mainstream movies in the background.
- Fake American: Usually, also does a passable Nigerian accent.
- Star-Making Role: His role as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave is shaping up to be this, complete with an Oscar nomination.
- Beforehand, as Patrice Lumumba in A Season In The Congo and the Operative in Firefly.
- The Smart Guy: Tends to play them often as not
- The Unpronouncable: His name is hard to pronounce and hard to spell. He's used to it but don't call him "Chewey".