David Oyelowo is a stunner. Every flick, every interview he steals your attention and keeps it. Watching how he pours himself into every character and every scene is forever refreshing. His concentration and ability to be perfectly someone new in any movie you see him is astounding. So much so that the internet was outraged at his Oscar snub! This one oversight, we can’t forgive in a hurry.
Watch his wrap up speech in Selma
David Oyelowo was born in Oxford, England, on April 1, 1976, to Nigerian parents who had the time, were living in the United Kingdom. When he was 6 years old, his family relocated to Nigeria—where he discovered his family was of royal lineage—for seven years. At 14 years old, he was back in London where he developed a passion for acting and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, graduating in 1998.
-Oyelowo was prominently featured in The Butler 2013, depicting the activist son of Cecil and Gloria Gaines.-Oyewolo also co-starred in the 2012 independent drama Middle of Nowhere, directed by Ava DuVernay.-He and DuVernay worked together again for the riveting drama Selma (2014), in which Oyelowo portrays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The actor earned a Golden Globe nomination for the role.
-In 2015, Oyewolo received a second Golden Globe nomination as well as Emmy consideration for his portrayal of a psychologically troubled war veteran in the HBO film Nightingale.
-Last year, Pepsi brought together thousands of fans from India and across the world to shoot for Black Knight Decoded, a stunning short film starring Freida Pinto and David Oyelowo. Black Knight Decoded is based on the Black Knight Satellite, an object that has captured the public’s interest for several years now.