Carmen Ejogo

Actor, Singer, TV host
A beautiful British actress of biracial heritage, Carmen Ejogo began her career as a child, landing her first professional gig in a music video at age eight. The London native made her film debut in a small role in ... Read more »
Born: 01/01/1974 in London, England, GB


Actor (26)

Alien: Covenant 2017 (Movie)


Born to Be Blue 2016 (Movie)

Jane/Elaine (Actor)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Part One) 2016 (Movie)

Seraphina Picquery (Actor)

Selma 2014 (Movie)

Coretta Scott King (Actor)

The Purge: Anarchy 2014 (Movie)

Eva Sanchez (Actor)

Zero Hour 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)


Alex Cross 2012 (Movie)

Maria Cross (Actor)

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

Sister (Actor)

Chaos 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)


Away We Go 2009 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

Law & Order 2008 (Tv Show)


Pride and Glory 2008 (Movie)

Tasha (Actor)

Kidnapped 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)


The Brave One 2007 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

Perfume 2001 (Movie)


What's The Worst That Could Happen? 2001 (Movie)

Amber Belhaven (Actor)

Love's Labour's Lost 2000 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

I Want You 1999 (Movie)

Amber (Actor)

The Avengers 1998 (Movie)

Brenda (Actor)

Tube Tales 1998 (Movie)

("Steal Away") (Actor)

Cold Lazarus 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


Metro 1997 (Movie)

Ronnie Tate (Actor)

Absolute Beginners 1986 (Movie)

Carmen (Actor)

Boycott (TV Show)


Lackawanna Blues (TV Show)

Music (2)

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

("Yes I Do") (Song Performer)

Forces of Nature 1999 (Movie)

("Slowly") (Song Performer)


A beautiful British actress of biracial heritage, Carmen Ejogo began her career as a child, landing her first professional gig in a music video at age eight. The London native made her film debut in a small role in Julien Temple's "Absolute Beginners" (1986) and then concentrated on stage and television work (most notably in the Dennis Potter-scripted "Cold Lazarus" in 1996). Stints as a TV host and veejay preceded her return to the silver screen as Eddie Murphy's love interest in the predictable action comedy "Metro" (1997). While the camera clearly captured her undeniable beauty, Ejogo proved less successful in the underwritten girlfriend role. with most critics dismissing her as just another pretty face. Undaunted, she returned to her native England and took roles in the box-office disappointment "The Avengers" and the more modestly received "I Want You" (both 1998). 2000 proved to be the actress' year. Ejogo landed the coveted title role in the four-hour CBS miniseries "Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal" and garnered good notices for her portrayal of the slave with whom Thomas Jefferson carried on a four decade romance. Later that same year, she was cast as one of the servants attending to the Princess of France (Alicia Silverstone) in Kenneth Branagh's musicalization of Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost." Ejogo met her future husband Jeffrey Wright when they were cast opposite one another as Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2001 HBO drama "Boycott."


Max Beesley Actor

Together from 1993-98; Beesley stated couple was sort of engaged, although he did not believe in marriage

Charles Ejogo

Divorced from Carmen's mother c. 1976

Elizabeth Ejogo

Divorced from Carmen's father c. 1976

Charles Ejogo

Born c. 1975

Elijah Wright Actor


Jeffrey Wright Actor

Met while filming HBO film "Boycott" (2001), where they portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Married August 2000



Co-starred as Sister opposite Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston in "Sparkle"


Featured in crime thriller "Alex Cross," based on the novel Cross by James Patterson and starring Tyler Perry


Co-starred in Sam Mendes' "Away We Go"


Joined cast of short-lived NBC drama "Kidnapped"


Joined ensemble cast for HBO production of "Lackawanna Blues"


Portrayed Coretta Scott King in HBO original film "Boycott"


Played Martin Lawrence's girlfriend in the comedy "What's the Worst That Could Happen?"


Cast in small role in Kenneth Branagh's "Love's Labour's Lost," based on the Shakespeare play


U.S. TV debut, played title role in CBS miniseries "Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal"


Appeared in the "Steal Away" segment of "Tube Tales" (aired on British Sky Broadcasting)


Co-starred with Rachel Weisz in "I Want You"


Made U.S. feature acting debut as Eddie Murphy's love interest in "Metro"


Appeared in British miniseries "Cold Lazarus" (BBC)


Hosted British series "Saturday Disney"


Film acting debut, small part in "Absolute Beginners"

At age eight, made professional debut in a music video

Raised in London

Bonus Trivia


Ejogo on not changing her last name (pronounced e-JO-go): "When I was 8, I toyed with the name Carmen Alexandria – it sounded dramatic. Thank God I grew up quickly." – from TV Guide, Feb. 12, 2000