Chukwudi Iwuji

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Chukwudi Iwuji
Born (1974-10-15) October 15, 1974 (age 47)
Nigeria
Other namesChuk Iwuji
EducationYale University (BA)
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
OccupationActor
Years active2005–present

Chukwudi Iwuji (/ˈʊkʊdi ɪˈwi/;[1] born 1975) is a Nigerian-British actor.

Early life and education[edit]

Iwuji was sent by parents to a boarding school in England at the age of 10, after they moved from Nigeria to Ethiopia to work for the United Nations. He then attended Yale University and earned his undergraduate degree in economics. He then moved back to the United Kingdom.

Career[edit]

Iwuji has mainly worked onstage for the Royal Shakespeare Company (replacing David Oyelowo in the title role of the Henry VI trilogy in the 2006 revival of the This England: The Histories project), the Royal National Theatre (Welcome to Thebes, 2010), the Old Vic (in a 2011 Richard III[2]) and the Comedy Theatre (in a 2009 production of The Misanthrope), as well as British film, radio and television.

Other credits include Othello in The Public Theater's production of Othello at the Delacorte Theater in June 2018. This would be his fifth production with the company, as previously he appeared in Antony and Cleopatra as Enobarbus in 2014, King Lear as Edgar in 2014, Hamlet as Hamlet in 2016, The Low Road as John Blanke in March 2018,[3] and Daniel Isn't Real as Braun in 2019.

Awards[edit]

  • 2009 Olivier Award Winner, Best Revival - Histories, Best Company Performance - Histories (RSC)
  • 2018 Lucille Lortel Winner, Performance for The Low Road (play), nominated for Lead Actor in a Play
  • 2018 Drama League Award Nominee, Distinguished Performance for The Low Road (play)

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Exam Black
2016 A Woman, a Part
2016 Barry Ephraim
2017 John Wick: Chapter 2 Akoni
2018 Bikini Moon Adam
2018 Rosy Manager
2019 Daniel Isn't Real Braun
2020 Shine Your Eyes Ikenna Igbomaeze
2020 News of the World Charles Edgefield Uncredited
2023 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Proof Jake Zaria 4 episodes
2005 Casualty Daniel Peel 1 episode
2011 Doctor Who Carl 2 episodes
2012 Wizards vs Aliens Adams 2 episodes
2015 Crossing Lines Fabrice Wombosi 2 episodes
2016 Madam Secretary Hadi Bangote 1 episode
2016 Blindspot Oscar's Friend 1 episode
2018 King Lear King of France Television film
2018 Quantico Dante Warick 1 episode
2018−present The Split Alexander Hale Recurring role, 13 episodes
2019 When They See Us Colin Moore Miniseries, 2 episodes
2019 Designated Survivor Dr. Eli Mays Recurring role, 8 episodes
2019 Dynasty Landon 1 episode
2021 The Underground Railroad Mingo Miniseries, 2 episodes
2022 Peacemaker Clemson Murn Main role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brave New Shakespeare Challenge - ROMEO AND JULIET with Chukwudi Iwuji". The Public Theater. 12 April 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  2. ^ "The Home of London Theatre".
  3. ^ "Chukwudi Iwuji". iobdb.com.

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