David Oyelowo is a classically trained stage actor, producer, director, and writer. He was born in Oxford (England) on 01/04/1976 and his parents were Nigerian. He is married to and has four children. They live in Los Angeles. He lived in the UK till he was six yrs old. Oyelowo graduated from London Academy of Music And Dramatic Art in 1998. He started his career from the stage in 1999.
He signed up with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Best known for performing as Henry King VI as he was the first black actor to play a lead role in Royal Shakespeare Company. He also won Lan Charleson Award for his performance. He made his theatre company in Brighton and made his debut as a director on the production of The White Devil.
Then he started his career in Television. Oyelowo gained popularity by the British TV drama series Spooks from 2002 to 2004. He did other works also like As Time Goes By (2005), Shoot The Messenger (2006), Born Equal (2006), Sweet Nothing In My Ear (2008), The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (2008), and then played main character in Five Days (2007), and The Passion (2008), and in 2009 played lead role in BBC TV Small Island.
Then he started his career in Radio and appeared as Olaudah Equiano in The Olaudah Equiano Story, which broadcasted on BBC7 on 08/04/2007. Then he started his career in Audiobook as he was the reader for John le Carre’s The Mission Song. In 2015, he portrayed James Bond in Trigger Mortis. Then he started his career in Films. He did Middle of Nowhere and
in 2012. He did The Butler with Daniels in 2013. In 2015, he played the role of Martin Luther King Jr.