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Birth Name: David Oyelowo
Born: 04/01/1976
Birth Place: Oxford, England, GB

David Oyelowo was born in Oxford, England on April 1, 1976, but spent seven years of his childhood in Nigeria. After completing theatre studies courses, Oyelowo trained in acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. As a member of the Brave New World repertory theatre company, he appeared in productions of such plays as "Coriolanus" and "The Love of the Nightingale." At age 24, Oyelowo made history at the Royal Shakespeare Company as the first black actor to portray one of The Bard's monarchs in an RSC production of "Henry VI." His performance as the monarch was widely acclaimed and Oyelowo was presented with the 2001 Ian Charleson Award for Best Newcomer in a Classic Play. He w... Continue Bio >>


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