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Years active
  
1998–present

Spouse
  
Jessica Oyelowo (m. 1998)

Height
  
1.78 m


Role
  
Actor

Name
  
David Oyelowo

Parents
  
Stephen Oyelowo

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Full Name
  
David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo

Born
  
1 April 1976 (age 47) (
1976-04-01
)
Oxford, England, U.K

Occupation
  
Actor, producer, director, writer

Children
  
Caleb Oyelowo, Asher Oyelowo

Movies
  
Selma, Captive, Nightingale, The Butler, Interstellar

Similar People
  
Ava DuVernay, Jessica Oyelowo, Martin Luther King - Jr, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey

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David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo, OBE ( ; born 1 April 1976) is a British-Nigerian actor and producer.

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Perhaps his highest-profile role to date was as Martin Luther King Jr. in the American biographical drama film Selma (2014). He also took the lead role in A United Kingdom (2016) as well as playing the role of a chess coach in Queen of Katwe (2016). He has played supporting roles in the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Lincoln (2012), and garnered praise for portraying Louis Gaines in The Butler (2013). On television, he played MI5 officer Danny Hunter on the British drama series Spooks (2002–04).

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Early life

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Oyelowo was born in Oxford, England, to Nigerian parents of Yoruba ethnicity. He was brought up as a Baptist. He grew up in Tooting Bec until he was six, when his family moved to Lagos, Nigeria, where his father Stephen worked for the national airline and mother for a railway company. David attended a "'military-style' boarding school'. They returned to London when Oyelowo was fourteen, settling in Islington.

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While enrolled in theatre studies at City and Islington College, his teacher suggested that he become an actor. Oyelowo enrolled for a year in an art foundation course, at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He finished his three-year training in 1998. He also spent time with the National Youth Theatre.

Stage

He began his stage career in 1999 when he was offered a season with the Royal Shakespeare Company playing roles in Ben Jonson's Volpone, as the title character in Oroonoko (which he also performed in the BBC radio adaptation) and Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (1999) alongside Guy Henry, Frances de la Tour and Alan Bates. However, he is best known for his next stage performance as King Henry VI in the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2001 productions of Shakespeare's trilogy of plays about the king as a part of its season This England: The Histories. In a major landmark for colour-blind casting, Oyelowo was the first black actor to play an English king in a major production of Shakespeare, and although this casting choice was initially criticised by some in the media, Oyelowo's performance was critically acclaimed and later won the 2001 Ian Charleson Award for best performance by an actor under 30 in a classical play.

In 2005, he appeared in a production of Prometheus Bound, which was revived in New York City in 2007. In 2006, he made his directorial debut on a production of The White Devil, produced by Inservice, his theatre company in Brighton which is co-run with fellow Brighton-based actors Priyanga Burford, Israel Aduramo, Penelope Cobbuld, and his wife, Jessica. He played the title role in Othello in 2016 at the New York Theatre Workshop with Daniel Craig as Iago, directed by Sam Gold.

Television

Oyelowo is best known for playing MI5 officer Danny Hunter on the British drama series Spooks (known in North America as MI-5) from 2002 to 2004. He had before that appeared in Tomorrow La Scala (2002), Maisie Raine (1998) and Brothers and Sisters (1998). Soon after the end of his time on Spooks Oyelowo made a cameo appearance in the Christmas special of As Time Goes By (2005). In 2006, he appeared in the television film Born Equal alongside Nikki Amuka-Bird as a couple fleeing persecution in Nigeria – they also both appeared in Shoot the Messenger (2006), and in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008) as a husband and wife. Other cameos have included Mayo (guest-starring on 30 April 2006) and the television film Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008, as defence attorney Leonard Grisham), while he has played recurring or main characters on Five Days (2007) and The Passion (2008, as Joseph of Arimathea).

In December 2009, he played the leading role of Gilbert in the BBC TV adaptation of Andrea Levy's novel Small Island. In March 2010, he played the role of Keme Tobodo in the BBC's drama series Blood and Oil.

He starred in the HBO original film Nightingale (2014).

Voice acting

He appeared as Olaudah Equiano in Grace Unshackled – The Olaudah Equiano Story, a radio play adapting Equiano's autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano. This was first broadcast on BBC 7 on 8 April 2007, with his wife Jessica Oyelowo as Mrs. Equiano.

In 2007, Oyelowo was the reader for John le Carré's The Mission Song. AudioFile magazine stated: "Think of David Oyelowo as a single musician playing all the instruments in a symphony. That is essentially what he manages in this inspired performance of John le Carré's suspense novel.... Can it really have been only one man in the narrator's recording booth? This virtuoso performance makes that seem impossible." In 2015, he was selected to portray James Bond in Trigger Mortis, written by Anthony Horowitz.

As of 2014, he provides the voice of Imperial Security Bureau Agent Kallus on the animated series Star Wars Rebels.

Film

In 2012, Oyelowo appeared in Middle of Nowhere. Writer-director Ava DuVernay had been a fan of his work and had considered asking him to take the role, however before she could, Oyelowo received the script coincidentally from a friend of a friend of DuVernay's who happened to be sitting next to him on the plane and was considering investing in the project. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival to critical raves. That same year Oyelowo appeared in Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, which competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Oyelowo also stars in Five Nights in Maine, which was directed by Maris Curran. Oyelowo reunited with Daniels the following year in The Butler.

He worked with his Middle of Nowhere director Ava DuVernay again for Selma (2014), playing civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. The film, based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches, had originally been set to be directed by Lee Daniels, but the project was dropped by Daniels so he could focus on The Butler.

In 2015, he starred in Captive where he also served as producer under his Yoruba Saxon Productions banner.

Oyelowo is slated to star with Lupita Nyong'o in Americanah, a film to be adapted from the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novel. The story follows a pair of young Nigerian immigrants who face a lifetime of struggle while their relationship endures.

Awards and honors

For his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Oyelowo received in 2014 the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture. He received his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama.

Also in 2014, for his performance in Nightingale, he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special and a Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film.

Oyelowo was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to drama.

Personal life

He is married to actress Jessica Oyelowo, with whom he has four children. They live in Los Angeles, California.

A devout Christian, Oyelowo has stated that he believes God called him to play Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Reflecting on his portrayal of King in the film Selma, Oyelowo has asserted that "I always knew that in order to play Dr. King, I had to have God flow through me because when you see Dr. King giving those speeches, you see that he is moving in his anointing."

Filmography

Actor
-
Sweet Thunder (pre-production) as
Sugar Ray Robinson
-
The Return of the Rocketeer (pre-production) as
The Rocketeer (rumored)
-
Role Play (post-production) as
Dave
-
Solitary (post-production) as
Chris Newborn
2023
Bass Reeves (TV Mini Series) (post-production) as
Bass Reeves
- Myth (2023) - Bass Reeves
- Episode #1.1 (2023) - Bass Reeves
- Episode #1.7 - Bass Reeves
- Episode #1.6 - Bass Reeves
- Episode #1.5 - Bass Reeves
- Episode #1.3 - Bass Reeves
2023
The Book of Clarence (post-production)
2023
Silo (TV Series) as
Sheriff Holston
- The Flamekeepers (2023) - Sheriff Holston
- Truth (2023) - Sheriff Holston
- Machines (2023) - Sheriff Holston
- Holston's Pick (2023) - Sheriff Holston
- Freedom Day (2023) - Sheriff Holston
2017
The Lion Guard (TV Series) as
Scar
- Battle for the Pride Lands (2019) - Scar (voice)
- Pride Landers Unite! (2019) - Scar (voice)
- The Queen's Visit (2019) - Scar (voice)
- Beshte and the Beast (2018) - Scar (voice)
- The Underground Adventure (2018) - Scar (voice)
- The Hyena Resistance (2018) - Scar (voice)
- Undercover Kinyonga (2018) - Scar (voice)
- The Kilio Valley Fire (2018) - Scar (voice)
- The Scorpion's Sting (2018) - Scar (voice)
- The Fall of Miziumu Grove (2018) - Scar (voice)
- Divide and Conquer (2018) - Scar (voice)
- The Morning Report (2018) - Scar (voice)
- The Bite of Kenge (2017) - Scar (voice)
- Rescue in the Outlands (2017) - Scar (voice)
- Swept Away (2017) - Scar (voice)
- Let Sleeping Crocs Lie (2017) - Scar (voice)
- The Rise of Scar (2017) - Scar (voice)
2022
See How They Run as
Mervyn Cocker-Norris
2022
The Prophecy (Podcast Series documentary) as
Daniel Evans
- Knock Knock (2022) - Daniel Evans
- All Roads Lead To- (2022) - Daniel Evans
- Truth Is- (2022) - Daniel Evans
- Missing (2022) - Daniel Evans
- Come Through the Sawmill (2022) - Daniel Evans
- Daniel (2022) - Daniel Evans
- Mary (2022) - Daniel Evans
- Jonah (2022) - Daniel Evans
2022
Ten Percent (TV Series) as
David Oyelowo
- Episode #1.6 (2022) - David Oyelowo
2021
The Girl Before (TV Mini Series) as
Edward
- Episode #1.4 (2021) - Edward
- Episode #1.2 (2021) - Edward
- Episode #1.3 (2021) - Edward
- Episode #1.1 (2021) - Edward
2021
Pandemica (TV Mini Series)
- Hands (2021) - (voice)
- Ivory Towers (2021) - (voice)
- Destination Vaccination (2021) - (voice)
- Island Nation (2021) - (voice)
- COVID20 (2021) - (voice)
- Package (2021) - (voice)
- Horde (2021) - (voice)
2021
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway as
Nigel Basil-Jones
2021
Chaos Walking as
Aaron
2020
The Midnight Sky as
Adewole
2020
The Bastard King as
The Bastard King
2020
The Water Man as
Amos Boone
2020
Home Movie: The Princess Bride (TV Mini Series short) as
Prince Humperdinck
- Chapter Six: The Fire Swamp (2020) - Prince Humperdinck
2020
Come Away as
Jack Littleton
2019
The Tiger Who Came to Tea (TV Movie) as
Tiger (voice)
2019
Brave Girl Rising (Short) as
Narrator
2018
Les Misérables (TV Mini Series) as
Javert
- Episode #1.6 (2019) - Javert
- Episode #1.5 (2019) - Javert
- Episode #1.4 (2019) - Javert
- Episode #1.3 (2019) - Javert
- Episode #1.2 (2019) - Javert
- Episode #1.1 (2018) - Javert
2019
Don't Let Go as
Jack Radcliff
2018
Gringo as
Harold Soyinka
2014
Star Wars: Rebels (TV Series) as
Agent Kallus
- A Fool's Hope (2018) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Family Reunion - and Farewell (2018) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- The Occupation (2017) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- In the Name of the Rebellion: Part 1 (2017) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Zero Hour: Part 2 (2017) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Zero Hour: Part 1 (2017) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Through Imperial Eyes (2017) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Warhead (2017) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- An Inside Man (2016) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- The Last Battle (2016) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- The Antilles Extraction (2016) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Steps Into Shadow: Part One (2016) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- The Honorable Ones (2016) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Legends of the Lasat (2016) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Legacy (2015) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Stealth Strike (2015) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Wings of the Master (2015) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Always Two There Are (2015) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Relics of the Old Republic (2015) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- The Lost Commanders (2015) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- The Siege of Lothal: Part 2 (2015) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- The Siege of Lothal (2015) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Fire Across the Galaxy (2015) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Rebel Resolve (2015) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Call to Action (2015) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Vision of Hope (2015) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Empire Day (2014) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Breaking Ranks (2014) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Droids in Distress (2014) - Agent Kallus (voice)
- Spark of Rebellion (2014) - Agent Kallus (voice)
2018
A Wrinkle in Time as
The It (voice)
2018
The Cloverfield Paradox as
Kiel
2017
Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé: Family Feud (Music Video short) as
David
2016
Queen of Katwe as
Robert Katende
2016
A United Kingdom as
Seretse Khama
2016
Nina as
Clifton Henderson
2015
Black Knight Decoded (Video short) as
Father
2015
Captive as
Brian Nichols
2015
Five Nights in Maine as
Sherwin
2015
Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions (Video Game) as
Agent Kallus (voice)
2014
9 Kisses (Short) as
Customer
2014
Selma as
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2014
A Most Violent Year as
D.A. Lawrence
2014
Interstellar as
School Principal
2014
Default as
Atlas
2014
Robot Chicken (TV Series short) as
Gandalf / Ron Alston
- Walking Dead Lobster (2014) - Gandalf / Ron Alston (voice)
2014
Nightingale as
Peter Snowden
2013
206 (Short) as
Man
2013
The Butler as
Louis Gaines
2013
Complicit (TV Movie) as
Edward Ekubo
2012
Jack Reacher as
Emerson
2012
Lincoln as
Corporal Ira Clark
2012
The Paperboy as
Yardley Acheman
2012
Middle of Nowhere as
Brian
2012
Red Tails as
Joe 'Lightning' Little
2011
Rahab (Short) as
Cen
2011
96 Minutes as
Duane
2011
The Help as
Preacher Green
2011
Rise of the Planet of the Apes as
Steven Jacobs
2010
Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series) as
Teacher / Clarence
- Glenn and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (2011) - Teacher (voice)
- Life Swap (2010) - Clarence (voice)
2011
The Good Wife (TV Series) as
Judge Edward Weldon
- Two Courts (2011) - Judge Edward Weldon
2010
Change in the Wind as
Benjamin Mays (voice)
2010
Blood and Oil (TV Movie) as
Keme Tobodo
2009
Small Island (TV Mini Series) as
Gilbert
- Episode #1.2 (2009) - Gilbert
- Episode #1.1 (2009) - Gilbert
2009
Rage as
Homer
2008
Who Do You Love as
Muddy Waters
2008
Sweet Nothing in My Ear (TV Movie) as
Leonard Grisham
2008
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (TV Series) as
Kremlin Busang
- The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008) - Kremlin Busang
2008
The Passion (TV Mini Series) as
Joseph of Arimathea
- Episode #1.4 (2008) - Joseph of Arimathea
2008
A Raisin in the Sun (TV Movie) as
Joseph Asagai
2007
Spooks Interactive (Video Game) as
Danny Hunter
2007
Five Days: Revised Final Episode (Video) as
Matt Wellings
2007
Five Days (TV Series) as
Matt Wellings
- Day Seventy Nine (2007) - Matt Wellings
- Day Thirty Three (2007) - Matt Wellings
- Day Twenty Eight (2007) - Matt Wellings
- Day Three (2007) - Matt Wellings
- Day One (2007) - Matt Wellings
2006
Born Equal (TV Movie) as
Yemi
2006
As You Like It as
Orlando De Boys
2006
The Last King of Scotland as
Dr. Junju
2006
The Gil Mayo Mysteries (TV Mini Series) as
Eddie Barton, 'Sexy' M.P.
- Scrubbed Out (2006) - Eddie Barton, 'Sexy' M.P.
2006
Shoot the Messenger as
Joseph Pascale
2006
American Blend as
Mercury
2005
As Time Goes By (TV Series) as
Patrick
- Reunion Special: Part 2 (2005) - Patrick
- Reunion Special: Part 1 (2005) - Patrick
2005
Quail's First Christmas (Video short) as
Joseph
2005
Derailed as
Patrol Officer
2005
Unhitched as
Graham
2005
A Sound of Thunder as
Marcus Payne
2002
MI-5 (TV Series) as
Danny Hunter
- The Suffering of Strangers (2004) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Frequently Asked Questions (2004) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Celebrity (2004) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Outsiders (2004) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Persephone (2004) - Danny Hunter
- Love and Death (2004) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- A Prayer for My Daughter (2004) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Who Guards the Guards? (2004) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- The Sleeper (2004) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Project Friendly Fire (2004) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Smoke and Mirrors (2003) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Seventh Division (2003) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Strike Force (2003) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Clean Skin (2003) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Without Incident (2003) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- I Spy Apocalypse (2003) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Blood & Money (2003) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Spiders (2003) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Nest of Angels (2003) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Legitimate Targets (2003) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- The Lesser of Two Evils (2002) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- The Rose Bed Memoirs (2002) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Traitor's Gate (2002) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- One Last Dance (2002) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Looking After Our Own (2002) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Thou Shalt Not Kill (2002) - Danny Hunter (uncredited)
2004
End of the Line (Short) as
Commuter
2002
Tomorrow La Scala! as
Charlie
2001
Circles (Short)
2001
Dog Eat Dog as
CJ
1998
Brothers and Sisters (TV Series) as
Lester Peters
1998
Maisie Raine (TV Series) as
Sonny McDonald
- Food of Love (1998) - Sonny McDonald
1995
TV Operas (TV Series) as
Pupil / Chorus
- King of Hearts (1995) - Pupil / Chorus
Producer
-
Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun (producer) (pre-production)
-
Sweet Thunder (producer) (pre-production)
-
The Return of the Rocketeer (producer) (pre-production)
-
Solitary (producer) (post-production)
2023
Bass Reeves (TV Mini Series) (executive producer) (post-production)
2022
A Lot of Nothing (executive producer)
2021
5150 (TV Short) (executive producer)
2021
Ferguson Rises (Documentary) (producer)
2020
The Water Man (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
2020
Night of the Kings (executive producer)
2020
Come Away (producer - produced by)
2019
American Skin (co-producer)
2018
Les Misérables (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2019) - (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2019) - (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2019) - (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2019) - (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2019) - (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2018) - (executive producer)
2019
Don't Let Go (producer)
2016
After the Storm (Short) (producer)
2016
A United Kingdom (producer)
2016
Nina (executive producer)
2015
Captive (producer)
2015
Five Nights in Maine (producer)
2014
Nightingale (executive producer)
2009
Big Guy (Short) (executive producer)
Director
2020
The Water Man
2009
Big Guy (Short)
Writer
-
Sweet Thunder (written by) (pre-production)
2006
Graham & Alice (TV Short)
Soundtrack
2017
The Lion Guard (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Battle for the Pride Lands (2019) - (performer: "When I Led the Guard")
- Let Sleeping Crocs Lie (2017) - (performer: "I Have A Plan")
Thanks
2017
Waiting for Hassana (Documentary short) (thanks)
2016
13th (Documentary) (special thanks)
2016
Frank & Lola (special thanks)
Self
2023
Elemental: Reimagine Wildfire (Documentary) as
Narrator
2014
Live with Kelly and Mark (TV Series) as
Self - Guest / Self
- David Oyelowo/Maddy Brum/Dr. Sandra Lee (2022) - Self - Guest
- David Oyelowo/Dr. Jennifer Ashton/Calum Scott (2022) - Self - Guest
- Mila Kunis/David Oyelowo (2021) - Self
- Live's Top Teacher Week - Day 3 (2021) - Self - Guest
- Guest Co-Hostess Rita Ora/Tracee Ellis Ross/David Oyelowo/Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere (2017) - Self - Guest
- Chris Pine/David Oyelowo (2014) - Self - Guest
2022
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 (TV Special) as
Self (as David Oyelowo OBE)
2022
Earth's Great Rivers II (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self - Narrator
- Yukon (2022) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Danube (2022) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Zambezi (2022) - Self - Narrator (voice)
2022
The Oscars (TV Special) as
Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
2022
UFC on ESPN (TV Series) as
Self - Spectator
- UFC 271 Prelims (2022) - Self - Spectator
2022
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Channing Tatum/David Oyelowo (2022) - Self - Guest
2014
Good Morning America (TV Series) as
Self - Guest / Self
- Episode dated 3 February 2022 (2022) - Self
- Episode dated 6 February 2017 (2017) - Self
- Episode dated 28 September 2016 (2016) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 23 December 2014 (2014) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 11 December 2014 (2014) - Self - Guest
2021
TIFF Tribute Awards 2021 (TV Movie) as
Self
2021
The Kelly Clarkson Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest / Self
- Ready to Rock Week - Day 2 (2021) - Self - Guest
- David Oyelowo/Wilmer Valderrama/Shea & Syd McGee (2021) - Self
2016
Lorraine (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 25 May 2021 (2021) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 12 August 2020 (2020) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 8 February 2018 (2018) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 10 October 2016 (2016) - Self - Guest
2021
The Drew Barrymore Show (TV Series) as
Self
- David Oyelowo/Lonnie Chavis/JoAnna Garcia Swisher (2021) - Self
2017
The Late Late Show with James Corden (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Guest
- David Oyelowo/Maisie Peters (2021) - Self
- David Oyelowo/Sam Smith (2020) - Self
- RuPaul Charles/David Oyelowo/Alfie Allen (2019) - Self - Guest
- Charlize Theron/David Oyelowo/Joel Edgerton/Derren Brown (2018) - Self
- Bob Odenkirk/David Oyelowo/Bebe Rexha (2017) - Self
2011
Made in Hollywood (TV Series) as
Self
- Wrath of Man/Here Today/The Water Man (2021) - Self
- Come Away/Run/Fatman/The Last Vermeer (2020) - Self
- Don't Let Go/Rocketman (2019) - Self
- A Wrinkle in Time/Gringo/The Hurricane Heist/The Leisure Seeker/The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018) - Self
- John Wick: Chapter 2/A United Kingdom/Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Blu-Ray/DVD/Moonlight (2017) - Self
- The Magnificent Seven/Storks/Queen of Katwe/Dirty 30 (2016) - Self
- Sicario/The Intern/Hotel Transylvania 2/99 Homes/Captive (2015) - Self
- Jack Reacher/Promised Land/The Guilt Trip/Not Fade Away (2012) - Self
2015
The Talk (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Guest
- Jerry O'Connell/Justin Baldoni/David Oyelowo (2021) - Self
- David Oyelowo (2017) - Self
- David Oyelowo/OMI (2015) - Self - Guest
- Cast of "Selma"/Louis Aguirre/Chef Fabio Viviani (2015) - Self - Guest
2014
Today (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 7 May 2021 (2021) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 11 November 2020 (2020) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 8 August 2019 (2019) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 10 April 2019 (2019) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 9 March 2018 (2018) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 20 August 2015 (2015) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 11 December 2014 (2014) - Self - Guest
2021
Sky Midnight News (TV Series) as
Self - Actor and Producer
- Episode dated 12 April 2021 (2021) - Self - Actor and Producer
2021
Sky World News (TV Series) as
Self - Actor and Producer
- Episode dated 12 April 2021 (2021) - Self - Actor and Producer
2021
BAFTA 2021 (TV Series) as
Self - Presenter
- EE BAFTA Film Awards Ceremony (2021) - Self - Presenter
2021
Sky News at 10 (TV Series) as
Self - Actor and Producer
- Episode dated 11 April 2021 (2021) - Self - Actor and Producer
2021
Hollywood Insider (TV Series) as
Self
- 10 Biopics That Show the Best of Humanity and Warn Against the Worst (2021) - Self
2020
Engineering the Future (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self - Narrator
- Solar - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Maritime - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Tidal - Self - Narrator (voice)
2014
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Selma
- The Voice Finale! (2020) - Self
- Episode #39.250 (2020) - Self
- Episode #37.154 (2018) - Self
- Episode #37.153 (2018) - Self
- Episode #37.145 (2018) - Self
- Episode dated 23 February 2015 (2015) - Self
- Episode dated 5 January 2015 (2015) - Self - Selma
- Episode dated 25 December 2014 (2014) - Self - Selma
- Episode dated 13 December 2014 (2014) - Self - Selma
- Episode dated 11 December 2014 (2014) - Self - Selma
2020
The Real (TV Series) as
Self
- David Oyelowo & Keira Chansa/Ready, Set, Bet (2020) - Self
2015
Conan (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- From Largo Theatre David Oyelowo (2020) - Self - Guest
- David Oyelowo/Jimmy Pardo/Margo Price (2018) - Self - Guest
- David Oyelowo/Louie Anderson/Angel Olsen (2017) - Self - Guest
- David Oyelowo/Asa Butterfield/JR JR (2015) - Self - Guest
2020
That Scene with Dan Patrick (Podcast Series) as
Self - Guest
- David Oyelowo Walks in Dr. Martin Luther King's Shoes (2020) - Self - Guest
2020
Tamron Hall (TV Series) as
Self
- David Oyelowo (2020) - Self
2020
AFI Movie Club (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- David Oyelowo announces When They See Us (2020) - Self
2020
Access Hollywood (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #24.242 (2020) - Self
2020
Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations (Podcast Series documentary) as
Self - Guest
- Where Do We Go From Here? Part 1 (2020) - Self - Guest (voice)
2020
#Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020 (TV Special) as
Self
2019
The Jonathan Ross Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Christmas Show: Rylan Clark-Neal/Jamie Cullum/Bec Hill/Rita Ora/Sharon Osbourne/David Oyelowo/David Tennant (2019) - Self - Guest
2019
Charlize Theron: An American Cinematheque Tribute (TV Special) as
Self
2019
Inside the Actors Studio (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- David Oyelowo (2019) - Self - Guest
2019
Jemele Hill Is Unbothered (Podcast Series) as
Self - Guest
- David Oyelowo - Royalty (2019) - Self - Guest
2019
The IMDb Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- David Oyelowo (2019) - Self - Guest
2019
Dish Nation (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #7.257 (2019) - Self
2019
Sister Circle Live (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 21 August 2019 (2019) - Self
2015
The View (TV Series) as
Self
- David Oyelowo/Holly Robinson Peete/View Your Deal: Feel Good Friday (2019) - Self
- Kellyanne Conway/Lupita Nyong'o & David Oyelowo (2016) - Self
- David Oyelowo/Jewel (2015) - Self
2019
The Daily Show (TV Series) as
Self
- David Oyelowo (2019) - Self
2019
Shepard Team: The Cast of 'The Cloverfield Paradox' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2019
Things Are Not As They Appear: The Making of 'The Cloverfield Paradox' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2019
Earth's Great Rivers (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self - Narrator
- Mississippi (2019) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Nile (2019) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Amazon (2019) - Self - Narrator (voice)
2018
Andrew Davies: Rewriting the Classics (Documentary) as
Self
2018
The One Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 6 December 2018 (2018) - Self
2018
Voice Arts® Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2018
They've Gotta Have Us (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self - Actor and Producer
- Black is the New Hollywood (2018) - Self - Actor and Producer (as David Oyelowo OBE)
- Black Film Is Not a Genre (2018) - Self - Actor and Producer (as David Oyelowo OBE)
- Legends and Pioneers (2018) - Self - Actor and Producer (as David Oyelowo OBE)
2018
Last Call with Carson Daly (TV Series) as
Self
- David Oyelowo/Lauv/Wesley Morris & Jenna Wortham (2018) - Self
2018
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Podcast Series) as
Self - Guest
- David Oyelowo & Elizabeth Hurley - 03/08/18 (2018) - Self - Guest
2016
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (TV Series) as
Self
- Elizabeth Hurley & David Oyelowo (2018) - Self
- Lupita Nyong'o & David Oyelowo (2016) - Self
2018
WTF with Marc Maron (Podcast Series) as
Self - Guest
- David Oyelowo (2018) - Self - Guest
2015
Extra (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #24.159 (2018) - Self
- Episode #24.151 (2018) - Self
- Episode #21.86 (2015) - Self
2018
The Chew (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- From the Vault! (2018) - Self - Guest
2017
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) as
Self
- David Oyelowo/Chelsea Clinton/Martha Stewart (2018) - Self
- David Oyelowo/Taran Killam/Rae Sremmurd (2017) - Self
2018
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (TV Series) as
Self - Special Guest
- Pizza Ghost (2018) - Self - Special Guest
2017
The Making of an Icon Mann Salute to Sidney Poitier (Video short) as
Self
2017
The 71st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2017
Steve Harvey (TV Series) as
Self
- Steve Welcomes Golden Globe-Winning Actor David Oyelowo!/Steve's Longtime Friend, Comedian Sinbad, Stops By! (2017) - Self
2015
E! Live from the Red Carpet (TV Series) as
Self
- The 2017 Academy Awards (2017) - Self
- The 2015 Academy Awards (2015) - Self
2017
The Oscars (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2017
32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2017
WGN Morning News (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 17 February 2017 (2017) - Self
2017
Tavis Smiley (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 15 February 2017 (2017) - Self
2017
Larry King Now (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- David Oyelowo (2017) - Self - Guest
2017
Popcorn with Peter Travers (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- David Oyelowo Recalls When His Wife Defended Him from Racists on a Train (2017) - Self - Guest
2017
The Envelope (TV Mini Series) as
Self
- Oscars 2017 - Supporting Actors (2017) - Self
2017
Off Camera with Sam Jones (TV Series) as
Self
- David Oyelowo (2017) - Self
2017
National Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts (TV Series documentary short) as
Self
- American Film Institute (2017) - Self
2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) as
Self
- Kate Hudson/David Oyelowo/De La Soul feat. Estelle (2016) - Self
- Heidi Klum/David Oyelowo/Carly Rae Jepsen (2015) - Self
- Chris Pine/David Oyelowo/Bobby Flay (2014) - Self
2016
August 28th (Documentary short)
2014
CBS This Morning (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Selma
- Episode #5.183 (2016) - Self
- Episode #4.220 (2015) - Self
- Episode #3.299 (2014) - Self - Selma
2016
Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode 4 - David Oyelowo (2016) - Self
2016
The 24th Annual Movieguide Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2016
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special (TV Special documentary) as
Self
2016
73rd Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
2015
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
2015
Oprah: Where Are They Now? (TV Series) as
Self
- Actor David Oyelowo on His New Movie, RHBH Lisa Rinna, and Actress Debi Mazar (2015) - Self
2015
Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) as
Self
- Jason Sudeikis/David Oyelowo/Twenty One Pilots/Abe Laboriel Jr. (2015) - Self
2015
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (TV Series) as
Self
- Drama Actors (2015) - Self
2015
Teens Wanna Know (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- 2015 Hollywood Award Season (2015) - Self
2015
Songs of Praise (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #55.8 (2015) - Self
2015
The Oscars (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2015
30th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee & Presenter
2015
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2015
Film '72 (TV Series) as
Self - Interviewee
- Episode #44.4 (2015) - Self - Interviewee
2015
Selma: Filmmaker Q&A (Video short) as
Self
2015
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2015
72nd Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
2015
Inside Edition (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Golden Globes Preview #2 (2015) - Self
2015
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo & Carmen Ejogo (2015) - Self - Guest
2015
Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Kathy Griffin/David Oyelowo/Lera Lynn (2015) - Self - Guest
2014
The Insider (TV Series) as
Self - Selma
- Episode dated 5 January 2015 (2015) - Self - Selma
- Episode dated 11 December 2014 (2014) - Self - Selma
2015
Weekend Ticket (TV Series short) as
Self
- Episode #3.96 (2015) - Self
2014
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.3 (2014) - Self
2014
45th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2014
The EE British Academy Film Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2014
Gag Reel (Video short) as
Self
2013
Datzhott (TV Series) as
Self
- 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards Press Conference Coverage (2014) - Self
- Manifest Your Destiny Annual Toy Drive: Red Carpet Interviews (2013) - Self
2013
The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #1.7 (2013) - Self - Guest
2013
Good Day L.A. (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 19 August 2013 (2013) - Self - Guest
2013
Oprah Prime (TV Series) as
Self
- Lee Daniels' the Butler (2013) - Self
2013
The Butler: An American Story (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2013
Jack Reacher: When the Man Comes Around (Video short) as
Self
2013
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
2013
44th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2013
Vivir de cine (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.12 (2013) - Self
2012
Middle of Nowhere: Journey of an Indie (TV Short documentary) as
Self
2012
The Big Picture (TV Series) as
Self
- Red Tails (2012) - Self
2011
HBO First Look (TV Series documentary short) as
Self
- Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) - Self
2011
Joe's Place (Documentary) as
Narrator
2010
Andrew Young Presents (TV Series documentary) as
Benjamin E. Mays
- Change in the Wind (2010) - Benjamin E. Mays (voice)
2007
The 12th Satellite Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Winner
2007
Five Days: Making Five Days (Video documentary short) as
Self / Matt Wellings
2007
British Film Forever (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- Sauce, Satire and Silliness: The Story of British Comedy (2007) - Self
- Bullets, Bombs and Bridges: The Story of the War Film (2007) - Self
- Corsets, Cleavage and Country Houses: The Story of British Costume Drama (2007) - Self
2006
The World's Greatest Actor (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2003
RI:SE (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 17 November 2003 (2003) - Self
2003
Richard & Judy (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 28 May 2003 (2003) - Self - Guest
2002
Breakfast (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 13 May 2002 (2002) - Self - Guest
Archive Footage
2021
Kay Burley @Breakfast (TV Series) as
Self - Actor and Producer
- Episode dated 12 April 2021 (2021) - Self - Actor and Producer
2021
Sky News Today (TV Series) as
Self - Actor and Producer
- Episode dated 12 April 2021 (2021) - Self - Actor and Producer
2021
The Early Rundown (TV Series) as
Self - Actor and Producer
- Episode dated 12 April 2021 (2021) - Self - Actor and Producer
2014
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Selma
2019
The Oscars (TV Special) as
Self - Scientific & Technical Awards
2013
The Frame (TV Series) as
Steven Jacobs
- Remakes (2013) - Steven Jacobs
2012
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition (TV Series short) as
Self
- The Creative Team Behind 'Red Tails' (2012) - Self

References

David Oyelowo Wikipedia