Davis Oyelowo is a prominent British actor, producer, and director who has acted in many films and television series in his acting career. He rose to fame after he acted as Martin Luther King Jr. in the biographical film Selma in 2014 and as Peter Snowden in the film Nightingale. In 2016, David was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire because of his service in acting. David has won many awards and honors for his acting, including Golden Globe awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, an Emmy award, and many others.
The Early Years of David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo was born under the name David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, on April 1, 1976, and he is 46 years old as of 2023. His father’s name is Stephen Oyelowo, and he worked in the national airline and came from Oyo State, Western Nigeria. His mother’s name is unknown, and she worked in the railway company and came from Southern Nigeria. David may be the only child in his family because he has not disclosed anything about his siblings to the media. He was born and brought up in a Baptist family, and he spent his early life on an estate located in Tooting Bec, South London; when he was six years old, he moved to Lagos along with his family members. When David was 14 years, he returned to Islington from London along with his family members. In childhood, David grew up along with Sidney Poitier and Denzel Washington.
The Academics Background of David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo studied in the military-style boarding school Lagos State Model College in Meiran. After graduating from high school, he enrolled in Islington College; while studying there, his teacher suggested he start his acting career. So, he joined theater studies in the city. David joined the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and studied an acting foundation course there. Then he finished his three-year training in 1998 at the academy. David spent some time in National Youth Theatre.
Personal details of David Oyelowo
Real Name: David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo
Profession: Actor, Director, and Producer
Celebrity name: David Oyelowo
Place of Birth: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Birthday: April 1, 1976
Nationality: American, British, and Nigerian
Color of Eyes: Dark Brown
Color of Hair: Black
Net Worth: $ 6 million
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Body measurements of David Oyelowo
Height in cm: 175 cm
Height in Feet: 5 ft. 9 in.
Weight in Kg: 78 kg
Weight in Pound: 172 lbs
Body Measurements: 42-34-15 inches/ 107-86-36 cm
Chest Size: 42 inches/ 107 cm
Waist Size: 34 inches/ 86 cm
Biceps Size: 15 inches/ 36 cm
Shoe Size (In U.S.): N.A.
Dress Size (In the U.S.): N.A.
Family details of David Oyelowo
Mother’s Name: N.A.
Father’s Name: Stephen Oyelowo
Number of Siblings: N.A.
Relationship Status: Married
Children: Caleb Oyelowo, Asher Oyelowo, Zoe Oyelowo, and Penuel Oyelowo
Spouses: Jessica Oyelowo
The Relationship and Personal life of David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo was in a relationship with Jessica Oyelowo, an actress, and they both first met in LAMDA. After many years of dating, David and Jessica got married in a ceremony held on September 5, 1998. On October 10, 2001, they both welcomed their first child, a son was born, and his name Asher Oyelowo, and in 2005, they welcomed their second son, and his name is Caleb Oyelowo. In 2009, their third son Penuel Oyelowo was born, and in 2012, they welcomed their fourth child and first daughter was born, and her name is Zoe Oyelowo. David and Jessica have been married for more than 21 years, and they both are living happily without facing any issues in their marriage life. Currently, he is living in Los Angeles, California, along with his four children.
David Oyelowo Net Worth
David Oyelowo has a net worth of $ 6 million, earning a major part of the net worth of being a successful actor. David still needs to reveal his current salary for his acting.
Awards and Achievements of David Oyelowo
David has won the NAACP Image Award as Outstanding Actor in Motion Pictures. He has been nominated for the Golden Globe award as Best Actor, and also, he was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Movie Award. In 2014, David won the Critics’ Choice Television award as Best Actor in a movie/miniseries. He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy award as Outstanding Lead Actor in a limited series and won the Golden Globe award as Best actor in miniseries.
Social media presence of David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo is inactive on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. However, he has a Facebook fan page with more than 130 K followers, and his Instagram fans page has more than 153 K followers.
The Professional life of David Oyelowo in Television
David Oyelowo first acted in the television series Maisie Raine as Sonny McDonald in 1998, and the same year he acted as Lester Peters in the series Brothers and Sisters. From 2002 to 2004, he acted in the series Spooks as Danny Hunter; in 2007, he acted in the series Five Days as Matt Wellings. From 2010 to 2011, David gave his voice to the characters in the television series Glenn Martin. From 2017 to 2019, he gave his voice to the character in the animated series The Lion Guard. From 2018 to 2019, David acted as Javert in Les Misérables. In 2021, he acted in The Girl Before as Edward; in 2023, David acted as Holston in Silo.
The Professional life of David Oyelowo in films
David first acted in the film Dog Eat Dog as C.J. in 2001 and then he acted in A Sound of Thunder as Payne in 2005. In 2012, he acted as Brian in the film Middle of Nowhere, and in 2013, he acted in The Butler as Louis Gaines. Then David acted in the films such as Chaos Walking, See How They Run, A United Kingdom, Queen of Katwe, A Most Violent Year, and many others.