David Oyelowo | Biography

Posted On: 24 Nov, 2014


David Oyelowo | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth April 01, 1976
Age 41 Years 10 Month(s)
Nationality British
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Jessica Oyelowo
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity Black
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Net Worth $3 Million Dollars
Height 5 feet 10 inches
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Caleb Oyelowo, Asher Oyelowo

I turned down a lot of easier opportunities in order to go for the things that I really and ultimately wanted to do. And what's really nice is that it's starting to work. I've been an actor for coming up on 14 years now and the level of activity that's taking place now is a culmination of a slow cooker approach to as opposed to a microwave.” - David Oyelowo

Born on 1 April 1976 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, David Oyelow, later name pounced as “oh-yellow-oh”, is an experienced African British actor who has been showcasing his acting might since the late 1990’s- consistently acting in critically acclaimed acting  projects weather that be theatre, movie or television. Most accurately, the classically trained stage actor is best known for his roles in the acting projects such as Middle of Nowhere, Rise of The Planets of the Apes, Lincon, The Butler, Spooks and Wars Rebels.  

Growing up in the country where acting was constantly evolving and covering zillions of different genera, young-teen David knew a thing or two about acting. However, the young boy had never thought about making acting his major life-long purpose until he visited a youth theatre as per as an invitation from his young age attraction-the girl whom he used to hopelessly crave back then.

 Later, he takes the course of   theatre studies for A level at City and Islington College, where most of the teacher would suggest him to pursue acting as a career. After that, he joins an art foundation course for a year, and then he enjoys a lucrative three years scholarship at the London Academy of Music and Art. Upon completing the academy study in 1998, he finally decides that he should now be getting practical experience in order to see his dreams turn into reality.

Now, fast forwarding to 2014, he is known as an all-out talented actor who can act technically-hard to fun roles in theatres, movies or television shows. Moreover, the 38 year old talented actor has successfully excelled his theatre, movie and television career, acting consistently for more than a decade long time from late 1990’s to now.

Impressively, as of 2014, the 5 feet and 9 inches good looking actor has got promising bunch of movies in his pocket including A Most Violent Year, Default, Captive, Selma  and Five Nights in Maine.

Moreover, he describes himself as a physical actor, and indeed, his tall height, good physique and distinct looks has nourished him with an irresistible physical sex appeal

Now moving on to his personal life, he is married to his wife whom we know as actress Jessica Oyelowo. The couple has four children, and they are a happy family residing in Los Angeles. Moreover, in an interview he has said that he is a conscious parent, and therefore wouldn’t work on projects or roles that are morally damaging, or giving wrong message to society.

Furthermore, David has no divorce, girlfriend, dating, affair or a gay rumor as far as everybody knows.

Unfortunately, he is not really a social networking person. Also, he doesn’t have a twitter account. Plus, he is not on Instagram as well. However, his fans can connect him via his Facebook fansite.

Last but not the least; he is the first black actor to portray an English monarch. Believe it or not, he portrayed the role of King Henry VI in 2001 for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2001 produced Shakespeare's trilogy namely Henry VI Parts I, II and III- The England: The Histories. In the same year, he won Ian Charleson Award in the category- best performance by an actor under 30 in a classical play

Other wiki on his professional life can be accessed via Wikipedia’s biography on him. Also, his net worth is not known, but it can be guessed around 10 million US dollars. Moreover, his fans can view his pictures online. 

"One of the things I have an allergic reaction to playing, especially as a black actor, is the mandatory kind of best friend/cop/detective type. You will never see me in that movie." - David Oyelowo