|Occupation Actress, singer|
Siblings Charles Ejogo, Jr.
|Name Carmen Ejogo|
Years active 1986–present
|Full Name Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo|
Born 1973 Kensington, London, England
Spouse Jeffrey Wright (m. 2000–2014)
Parents Charles Ejogo, Elizabeth Ejogo
Movies and TV shows Selma, The Purge: Anarchy, Sparkle, Zero Hour, Alex Cross
Similar People Jeffrey Wright, David Oyelowo, Tika Sumpter, Ava DuVernay, Kiele Sanchez
Children Elijah Wright, TK Wright
Carmen ejogo actress
Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo (; born 22 October 1973) is an English actress and singer. She began her career as a teenager in London, hosting the Saturday Disney morning show from 1993 to 1995. Her film credits include Love's Labour's Lost, What's the Worst That Could Happen?, Away We Go, Sparkle, Alex Cross, The Purge: Anarchy and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Ejogo has appeared as civil rights activist Coretta Scott King in two films: Boycott (2001) and Selma (2014). While preparing for the role in Boycott, she met with King and was given King's blessing for her portrayal.
Carmen ejogo speaks on message in movie selma
Born on 22 October 1973 and raised in London, Ejogo is the daughter of Elizabeth (née Douglas) and Charles Ejogo. Her father is Nigerian and her mother is Scottish. During her childhood, Ejogo remembers her mother as being "a bit of a hippie". Her younger brother, an entrepreneur, is also named Charles Ejogo. She attended the Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School and Glendower Preparatory School. Then educated at Godolphin and Latymer School.
Ejogo was briefly married to Trip-hop artist Tricky. In 2000, she married American actor Jeffrey Wright, whom she met while making the HBO film Boycott. They have a son (Elijah) and a daughter (Juno). Ejogo and Wright have since divorced.
She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Ejogo has been involved in the music industry, having collaborated with several artists since the 1990s. She presented The Carmen Ejogo Video Show, her own video show on BSB's Power Station channel.
She wrote and sang lead vocals on the song "Candles" by English drum 'n' bass DJ Alex Reece—she appeared in the music video and is listed in the production credits as "Carmen". Ejogo also sang vocals and duets with ex-husband Tricky on a song called "Slowly". She sang vocals for the film Love's Labour's Lost (2000).
Aside from "Candles", Ejogo appears on four songs of the Sparkle original soundtrack album from the movie of the same name, singing lead on "Yes I Do" (as a solo), and lead vocals with Jordin Sparks and Tika Sumpter singing backup on "Jump", "Hooked On Your Love" and "Something He Can Feel".