David Oyelowo

Actor, Producer

Born: Oxford, England, UK


David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo is a British-Nigerian actor and producer born in England. He has played supporting roles in the films such as 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). Perhaps his highest-profile role to date was as Martin Luther King Jr. in the American biographical drama film Selma (2014).

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