David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

Highest Rated: 100% The Tiger Who Came to Tea (2019)

Lowest Rated: 2% Nina (2016)

Birthday: Apr 01, 1976

Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK

An exciting talent, British born Nigerian actor David Oyelowo broke the color barrier at the Royal Shakespeare Company with his bravura performance in a production of "Henry VI" before going on to achieve big screen success in a variety of genres. Pre-fame, Oyelowo was seen regularly in British households as a cast member on the hit spy series "MI-5" (BBC, 2002-11) and he successfully segued into film with solid performances in pictures like "The Last King of Scotland" (2006) and "Who Do You Love" (2008). He also continued to act on stage and established his own theatre company. Oyelowo gained additional mass audience exposure by appearing in the hit films "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" (2011) and "The Help" (2011), and was also featured in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (2012), and the Tom Cruise vehicle "Jack Reacher" (2012). With his exemplary background in live theatre, solid experience in series television, and increasing presence in feature films, Oyelowo demonstrated solid credentials and became a breakout international star with his impassioned performance as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights tale "Selma" (2014), a role that greatly expanded his international visibility.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Percy McGregor (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chaos Walking Aaron (Character) - 2021
91% No Score Yet The Water Man Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2020
29% 34% Come Away Jack Littleton (Character),
Producer
$106.1K 2020
52% 26% The Midnight Sky Adewole (Character) - 2020
100% No Score Yet The Tiger Who Came to Tea Unknown (Voice) - 2019
42% 79% Don't Let Go Unknown (Character),
Producer
$5.2M 2019
21% 42% The Cloverfield Paradox Kiel (Character) - 2018
40% 38% Gringo Harold Soyinka (Character) $4.9M 2018
94% 87% Queen of Katwe Robert Katende (Character) $8.9M 2016
2% 23% Nina Clifton Henderson (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2016
84% 76% A United Kingdom Seretse Khama (Character),
Producer
$3.9M 2016
27% 43% Captive Brian Nichols (Character),
Producer
$2.6M 2015
27% 29% Five Nights in Maine Sherwin (Character),
Producer
$15.1K 2015
No Score Yet 57% Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Agent Kallus (Voice) - 2014
33% 33% Default Atlas (Character) - 2014
82% 60% Nightingale Peter Snowden (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2014
99% 86% Selma Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Character) $52.1M 2014
72% 86% Interstellar Principal (Character) $188M 2014
89% 69% A Most Violent Year Lawrence (Character) $5.7M 2014
No Score Yet 28% Complicit Edward Ekubo (Character) - 2013
80% 82% Girl Rising Narrator - 2013
72% 78% Lee Daniels' The Butler Louis Gaines (Character) $116.6M 2013
64% 67% Jack Reacher Detective Emerson (Character) $54.6M 2012
45% 33% The Paperboy Yardley Acheman (Character) $628.2K 2012
40% 58% Red Tails Joe "Lightning" Little (Character) $49.9M 2012
88% 64% Middle of Nowhere Brian (Character) $166.9K 2012
81% 77% Rise of the Planet of the Apes Steven Jacobs (Character) $176.7M 2011
47% 45% 96 Minutes Duane (Character) - 2011
38% 40% Rage Homer (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood and Oil Keme Tobodo (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Guy Director - 2009
No Score Yet 72% Sweet Nothing in My Ear Leonard Grisham (Character) - 2008
86% 70% A Raisin in the Sun Joseph Asagai (Character) - 2008
38% 62% Who Do You Love Muddy Waters (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 57% Five Days Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 62% Born Equal Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 78% Shoot the Messenger Joseph Pascale (Character) - 2006
36% 49% As You Like It Orlando De Boys (Character) - 2006
87% 89% The Last King of Scotland Dr. Junju (Character) $17.6M 2006
6% 18% A Sound of Thunder Tech Officer Payne (Character) $1.9M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tomorrow La Scala! Charlie (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 40% Dog Eat Dog CJ (Character) - 2001

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 46% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jonathan Ross Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2019 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2019
87% 77% Les Misérables Javert (Character),
Executive Producer
2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Earth's Great Rivers Narrator 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet They've Gotta Have Us Guest 2018
No Score Yet 75% The Lion Guard Scar (Guest Voice),
Guest
2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2017-2018 2015
98% 81% Star Wars Rebels Agent Kallus (Voice) 2014-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2018
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017-2018
83% 72% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016-2017 2014
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2016 2014
No Score Yet 34% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women of Power Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oprah Prime Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2012
93% 92% The Good Wife Judge Edward Weldon (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Small Island on Masterpiece Gilbert (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Passion Joseph of Arimathea (Character) 2008
78% No Score Yet Five Days Matt Wellings (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet As Time Goes By Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spooks Danny Hunter (Character) 2002-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Kremlin Busang (Character)

QUOTES FROM David Oyelowo CHARACTERS

Ashley Smith says: I need to see my daughter.

Brian Nichols says: You are not goin' anywhere.

Ashley Smith says: I need to see my daughter.

Brian Nichols says: You are not going anywhere.

Martin Luther King, Jr. says: When will we be free? Soon and very soon. Because you shall reap what you saw. When will we be free? Soon.

Martin Luther King, Jr. says: When will we be free? Soon and very soon. Because you shall reap what you saw. When will we be free? Soon and very soon. Because no lie can live forever.

Martin Luther King Jr. says: When will we be free? Soon and very soon. Because you shall reap what you sow. When will we be free? Soon and very soon. Because no lie can live forever.

Martin Luther King, Jr. says: To Cager Lee after Jimmie Lee Jackson's death: There are no words to soothe you. But I know one thing for certain: God was the first to cry.

Martin Luther King, Jr. says: What happens when a man stands up...says enough is enough?

Louis Gaines says: What are you doing here?

Cecil Gaines says: I came here to protest with you.

Cecil Gaines says: You need to go.

Louis Gaines says: What?

Cecil Gaines says: Get the hell out!

Louis Gaines says: Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. Butler. I didn't mean to make fun of your hero! (Gets slapped by his mother)

Louis Gaines says: Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. Butler. I didn't mean to make fun of your hero!

Louis Gaines says: You'll get arrested, you'll lose your job

Louis Gaines says: You'll get arrested, you'll lose your job.

Cecil Gaines says: I lost you

Cecil Gaines says: I lost you.

Emerson says: Awkward meeting you.

Jack Reacher says: Likewise

Jack Reacher says: Likewise.

Yardley Acheman says: I'm sweating like a pregnant nun back here.

Emerson says: A stitch in time saves nine.

Yardley Acheman says: You put your eyes on me again I will mess you up!

Steven Jacobs says: These apes are smarter than you think. We've got to kill their leader

Steven Jacobs says: These apes are smarter than you think. We've got to kill their leader.

Joe "Lightning" Little says: I think I did get myself killed.

Joe 'Lightning' Little says: " To the last min. To the last bullet, to the last man we fight

Joe 'Lightning' Little says: From the last plane, to the last bullet, to the last minute, to the last man, we fight!

Steven Jacobs says: I run a business, not a petting zoo.

Steven Jacobs says: You used an untested drug on your father. I could end your career with one phone call.

Steven Jacobs says: You used an untested drug on your father. I could end your career with one phone call.

Will Rodman says: Let me save you the trouble. I quit.

Will Rodman says: Let me save you the trouble. I quit.

Dr. Junju says: Tell the world the truth about Amin. They will believe you, you're a white man.