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David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo (/ɵˈjɛlɵw/ ə-YEL-ə-woh; born April 1, 1976) is a British 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 as of 2014, 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). Also in 2014, he starred in the HBO movie Nightingale, for which he won a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Age: 39
Nationality: British
Claim to Fame: The Last King of Scotland

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2016 Queen of Katwe Robert Katende
2015 Captive Brian Nichols
2015 Five Nights in Maine Sherwin
2014 Interstellar School Principal
2014 Selma Martin Luther King Jr.
2014 Three Seconds -
2014 Star Wars Rebels Agent Kallus
2014 A Most Violent Year D.A. Lawrence
2014 Nightingale Peter Snowden
2014 9 Kisses -
2013 Nina Clifton Henderson


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Nominated for 23 Awards | Won 7

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