Chiwetel Ejiofor is a British actor, best known for portraying the characters Solomon Northup in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave (2013), Karl Mordo in Doctor Strange (2016), Dr Vincent Kapoor in The Martian (2015), and Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things (2002).

For 12 Years a Slave he received an Academy Award for Best Actor. He was nominated for a 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his performance in Dancing on the Edge. He was awarded the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2006, two Golden Globe Award nominations, and the Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in Othello in 2008. That same year he was awarded an OBE for services to the arts, elevated to CBE in 2015.