David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

Date of Birth

Birthday: April 1
Birthplace: Oxford, England

David Oyelowo is an actor, producer, director, and writer.

He has played supporting roles in the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Lincoln (2012), and garnered praise for portraying Louis Gaines in The Butler (2013).

On television, he played MI5 officer Danny Hunter in the British series Spooks (2002–04), and provides the voice of Imperial Security Bureau agent Kallus on the animated series Star Wars Rebels.

David Oyelowo is an actor, producer, director, and writer.

He has played supporting roles in the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Lincoln (2012), and garnered praise for portraying Louis Gaines in The Butler (2013).

On television, he played MI5 officer Danny Hunter in the British series Spooks (2002–04), and provides the voice of Imperial Security Bureau agent Kallus on the animated series Star Wars Rebels.

In 2014, Oyelowo played Martin Luther King, Jr. in the biographical drama film Selma, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor (Drama).

He recently played Peter Snowden in TV movie Nightingale which he won a Critic's Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a TV Movie-limited series.

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Awards & Nominations

2 Nominations
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie - 2015
  • Nominee
  • David Oyelowo, as Peter Snowden
  • Nightingale
  • HBO
  • HBO Films in association with Plan B Entertainment, BN Films, Sea Smoke Entertainment and Yoruba Saxon Productions
Outstanding Television Movie - 2015
  • Nominee
  • David Oyelowo, Executive Producer
  • Nightingale
  • HBO
  • HBO Films in association with Plan B Entertainment, BN Films, Sea Smoke Entertainment and Yoruba Saxon Productions
David Oyelowo and Richard Jenkins at the 67th Emmy Awards.
David Oyelowo on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
David Oyelowo and Jessica Oyelowo on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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David Oyelowo and Richard Jenkins at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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David Oyelowo and Richard Jenkins at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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David Oyelowo on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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David Oyelowo on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.  

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David Oyelowo and Jessica Oyelowo on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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David Oyelowo and Jessica Oyelowo on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.  

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