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Carmen Ejogo is a Actor British born on 1 january 1974 at London (United-kingdom)

Carmen Ejogo

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Birth name Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 january 1974 (45 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo (born 1973) is a British actress and singer. She began her career as a teenager in London, hosting the Saturday Disney morning show from 1993 to 1995. Her film credits include What's the Worst That Could Happen?, Away We Go, Sparkle, Alex Cross, and The Purge: Anarchy.

Ejogo has appeared as civil rights activist Coretta Scott King in two films: Boycott (2001) and Selma (2014). While preparing for the role in Boycott, she met with King and was given King's blessing for her portrayal.

Biography

Born and raised in London, Ejogo is the daughter of Elizabeth (née Douglas) and Charles Ejogo. Her father is Nigerian and her mother is Scottish. During her childhood, Ejogo remembers her mother as being "a bit of a hippie". Her younger brother is also named Charles Ejogo.
She attended the Oratory Primary Roman Catholic primary school in Chelsea until 1984.

Ejogo was briefly married to trip-hop artist Tricky. In 2000, she married American actor Jeffrey Wright, whom she met while making the HBO film Boycott. They have a son (Elijah) and a daughter (Juno). Ejogo and Wright have since divorced. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Music
Ejogo has been involved in the music industry, having collaborated with several artists since the 1990s. She presented The Carmen Ejogo Video Show, her own video show on BSB's Power Station channel.

She wrote and sang lead vocals on the song "Candles" by English drum 'n' bass DJ Alex Reece — she appeared in the music video and is listed in the production credits as "Carmen". Ejogo also sang vocals and duets with ex-husband Tricky on a song called "Slowly". She sang vocals for the film Love's Labour's Lost (2000).

Aside from "Candles", Ejogo appears on four songs of the Sparkle original soundtrack album from the movie of the same name, singing lead on "Yes I Do" (as a solo), and lead vocals with Jordin Sparks and Tika Sumpter singing backup on "Jump", "Hooked On Your Love" and "Something He Can Feel".

Best films

Selma (2014)
(Actress)
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Carmen Ejogo (24 films)

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Actress

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Johnny Depp, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol
Roles Seraphina Picquery
Rating66% 3.3044753.3044753.3044753.3044753.304475
En 1927, quelques mois seulement après son arrestation par le Congrès magique des États-Unis, Gellert Grindelwald s'évade et souhaite rassembler des sorciers de « sang-pur » afin de régner sur l’ensemble de la population non magique. Albus Dumbledore, un professeur renommé de l'école de sorcellerie de Poudlard, au Royaume-Uni, semble le seul en mesure de l'arrêter. Les deux hommes, anciens amis d'enfance, seraient devenus ennemis depuis un accident au cours duquel la jeune sœur de Dumbledore aurait perdu la vie.
Alien: Covenant, 2h2
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Guy Pearce
Roles Karine Oram
Rating63% 3.194523.194523.194523.194523.19452
Durant la préparation de la mission Prometheus, Peter Weyland ordonne à un androïde de prendre part à la mission. Weyland se présente comme le « créateur » de l'être synthétique et lui explique que cette mission a pour but de connaitre les créateurs des humains. Weyland demande ensuite à l’androïde de se choisir lui-même un prénom. Après avoir contemplé la célébrissime statue de Michel-Ange, il choisit alors « David ».
Roman J. Israel, Esq., 2h2
Directed by Dan Gilroy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Actors Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Nazneen Contractor, James Paxton, Shelley Hennig
Roles Maya Alston
Rating63% 3.1978053.1978053.1978053.1978053.197805
Un avocat idéaliste et libéral, Roman J. Israel, est confronté à la réalité de la justice qui l’entoure après la mort de son associé dans leur cabinet d’avocats.
It Comes at Night, 1h37
Directed by Trey Edward Shults
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Carmen Ejogo
Roles Sarah
Rating61% 3.095843.095843.095843.095843.09584
Dans un monde apocalyptique, pour être en sécurité, un père de famille vit reclus avec sa femme et son fils dans leur maison isolée. Un jour, une famille trouve refuge chez eux. Le père les avertit : il ne faut jamais sortir la nuit, pour des raisons de sécurité.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2h13
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler
Roles Seraphina Picquery
Rating73% 3.6516253.6516253.6516253.6516253.651625
1926. Norbert Dragonneau rentre à peine d'un périple à travers le monde où il a répertorié un bestiaire extraordinaire de créatures fantastiques. Il pense faire une courte halte à New York mais une série d'événements et de rencontres inattendues risquent de prolonger son séjour. C'est désormais le monde de la magie qui est menacé.
Born to Be Blue, 1h37
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie, Stephen McHattie, Janet-Laine Green, Tony Nappo
Roles Jane/Elaine
Rating68% 3.4484253.4484253.4484253.4484253.448425
L'histoire vraie, et tragique, du trompettiste de jazz Chet Baker, depuis son comeback dans les années 70 jusqu'à sa disparition brutale...
The Purge: Anarchy, 1h43
Directed by James DeMonaco
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Frank Grillo, Zach Gilford, Michael K.Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Kiele Sanchez, Nicholas Gonzalez
Roles Eva Sanchez
Rating64% 3.2030053.2030053.2030053.2030053.203005
In the 2010s following an economic collapse, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) have taken over, instituted totalitarian rule, and reinstated themselves as the new government. Using the 28th amendment to the United States Constitution, they established one night a year—сalled "the Purge"—in which all crime is legal and all police, fire, and medical emergency services are shut down for 12 hours, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Selma
Selma (2014)
, 2h8
Directed by Ava DuVernay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about racism, Political films
Actors David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint
Roles Coretta Scott King
Rating74% 3.7498453.7498453.7498453.7498453.749845
In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) accepts his Nobel Peace Prize. Four African-American girls are shown walking down the stairs of the 16th Street Baptist Church until an explosion explosion set by the Ku Klux Klan kills them. In Selma, Alabama, Annie Lee Cooper attempts to register to vote but is prevented by the white registrar. King meets with President Lyndon B. Johnson and asks for federal legislation to allow black citizens to register to vote unencumbered. Johnson says he has more important projects.
Alex Cross
Alex Cross (2012)
, 1h41
Directed by Rob Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Edward Burns, Rachel Nichols, Cicely Tyson, Jean Reno
Roles Maria Cross
Rating51% 2.5503552.5503552.5503552.5503552.550355
Dr. Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) is a psychologist and police lieutenant who lives in Detroit with his wife, Maria (Carmen Ejogo), their children, Damon and Janelle, and his mother Nana Mama. He also frequently visits a prisoner, Pop-Pop, who is serving time for a murder. Cross knows Pop-Pop's uncle, Daramus Holiday, committed the murder and framed her, but she refuses to tell the truth. When returning home, he learns that Maria is pregnant with their third child, Cross considers accepting a job as an FBI profiler with a 35% pay rise, but fears Maria's reaction, as it would require them to relocate to Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, a man (Matthew Fox) participates in an underground ultimate fighting match, where he flirts with businesswoman Fan Yau (Stephanie Jacobsen). After brutally beating his opponent, the man is invited to Fan Yau's house. There, he sedates, tortures, and kills her. He cuts off all her fingers and steals her laptop.
Sparkle
Sparkle (2012)
, 1h56
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, CeeLo Green, Tamela Mann, Carmen Ejogo
Roles Sister
Rating57% 2.851652.851652.851652.851652.85165
19-year-old Sparkle Anderson (Jordin Sparks) attends a concert that her eldest sister, 28-year-old Tammy "Sister" Anderson (Carmen Ejogo) performs in as well. When Sister performs, she catches the eye of Stix (Derek Luke) and Black (Cee Lo Green). They try to talk to Sister unsuccessfully. As Sister and Sparkle arrive home, their middle sister, 24-year-old Delores "Dee" Anderson (Tika Sumpter), helps the sisters avoid getting caught by Emma Anderson (Whitney Houston), their overprotective mother.
Away We Go
Away We Go (2009)
, 1h38
Directed by Sam Mendes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Carmen Ejogo, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hamilton
Roles Grace De Tessant
Rating69% 3.499233.499233.499233.499233.49923
Verona De Tessant (Maya Rudolph) and Burt Farlander (John Krasinski) are in their early thirties and struggling to meet daily needs and build fulfilling lives. When they learn they will soon become parents, they are confronted with the challenge of how – and where – to raise a child and build a happy family.
Pride and Glory, 2h10
Directed by Gavin O'Connor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes La corruption policière
Actors Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich, Jennifer Ehle, John Ortiz
Roles Tasha
Rating65% 3.299173.299173.299173.299173.29917
Jimmy Egan (Colin Farrell) leads the New York City Police Department to victory in police-league football. While everybody is celebrating, Francis "Franny'" Tierney Jr. (Noah Emmerich), Jimmy's brother-in-law and superior officer, answers his phone to find out that several men from their unit have been killed during a failed drug bust of a local gang leader, Angel Tezo.
The Brave One, 2h2
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Radio
Actors Jodie Foster, Naveen Andrews, Terrence Demoustier, Nicky Katt, Mary Steenburgen, Luis Da Silva
Roles Jackie
Rating66% 3.3491053.3491053.3491053.3491053.349105
As radio show host Erica Bain (Jodie Foster) and her fiancé David (Naveen Andrews) are walking their dog at night at Stranger's Gate in New York's Central Park, they are attacked by three violent criminals who film the whole attack on their phones. David dies from his injuries, and Erica, while seriously injured, survives. Angry and traumatized, she attempts to purchase a gun. Terrified and unwilling to wait the month required to obtain a gun legally, she buys a Kahr K9 semi-automatic pistol from a black market gun dealer.
Noel
Noel (2004)
, 1h36
Directed by Chazz Palminteri
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Susan Sarandon, Alan Arkin, Paul Walker, Penélope Cruz, Chazz Palminteri, John Doman
Roles Dr. Batiste
Rating61% 3.0977853.0977853.0977853.0977853.097785
The film centers on five strangers who are linked together – and who meet each other at separate times – by a series of events that take place on Christmas Eve in New York.