His Royal Shakespeare Company credits include "Oroononko", "Volpone", "Antony and Cleopatra", "Richard III", and the title role in "Henry VI Parts I, II and III".
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David Oyelowo OBE
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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I think it's vital to have something outside your acting to keep you rooted in the real world, and help you fill the vacuum. If you have nothing else, it can be unhealthy. For me, being a Christian has been invaluable: it simply means acting isn't the centre of my life.
He was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, to Nigerian parents, of the Yoruba tribe. While a guest on "Fresh Air", David told interviewer Terry Gross that his father was a member of a royal family in Nigeria, and his last name literally means "a king deserves respect". But he also joked, "Now, don't get me wrong. You know, royal families are a dime a dozen in Nigeria. It's more like being the ...