David Oyelowo Net Worth

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David is of Nigerian ancestry, both parents of Yoruba ethnicity. He was a student of the City and Islington College, where he was influenced by his teacher to venture into acting. After graduation he enrolled in an art foundation course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After three years his education was finished, and his career was ready for start.

Before appearing on screens, David worked hard in theaters, appearing on stage in several productions including “Volpone”, “Antony and Cleopatra” and “This England: The Histories”. To speak further of his stage credits, David was also a part of the “Prometheus Bound” in 2005, and in 2006 he directed “The White Devil”. His net worth was well set.

He made his first appearance in front of the camera in brief roles in such productions as “Maisie Raine” (1998), “Brothers And Sisters” (1998), and in 2001 he had a supporting role in the film “Dog Eat Dog”. The following year he was cast as Danny Hunter in the TV series “MI-5”, and stayed in the show until 2004. The role launched him further into the acting world, as in 2005 he had several successful projects, including “Derailed” starring Jennifer Aniston and Vincent Cassel, “The Best Man”, and “A Sound Of Thunder” with Ben Kingsley and Edward Burns in lead roles.

However, in the second half of the 2000s, David only appeared in small roles, including “American Blend” (2006), “Shoot The Messenger” (2006), “Who Do You Love” (2008), “Rage” (2009), and “Small Island”, among others. Nevertheless, it certainly helped his career as these films were quite successful, both commercially and artistically, and from 2010 his career has gone only upwards, and so has his net worth. In 2010 he was selected for the supporting role of Keme Tobodo in the film “Blood and Oil”, alongside Naomie Harris and Jodhi May. The next year he featured in Rupert Wyatt`s accomplishment “Rise of the Planet Of The Apes”, alongside James Franco, Andy Serkis and Freida Pinto, which only increased further his net worth. 2012 was quite busy for David as he starred in several projects, including “Red Tails”, with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Gerald McRaney, then “Middle Of Nowhere” (2012), with Emayatzy Corinealdi and Lorraine Toussaint, and “The Paperboy”, with such acting greats as Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman and Jon Cusack, all of which have increased his net worth.

In 2013 he was a part of the Lee Daniels` “The Butler”, and 2014 year was his best so far, as he portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ava DuVernay`s “Selma”, and was also the lead in Elliott Lester`s “Nightingale”, playing Peter Snowden. Furthermore, he found his way into the cast of Christopher Nolan`s “Interstellar”, alongside Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, as School`s Principal.

To speak further of his film credits, David has starred in films “Five Nights In Maine” (2015), “Captive” (2015), and “Queen Of Katwe” (2016), all of which added a substantial amount to his net worth. Most recently, David has been selected to appear in the film “God Particle”, which will be released in the early 2017.Thanks to his skills, David has received several prestigious nominations and awards, including the two Golden Globe Award nominations; first one in category Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his work on film “Nightingale” (2014), and second one in category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his work on film “Selma”.He also won two Black Reel awards for the same films; Outstanding Actor in TV Movie or Limited Series for “Nightingale”, and Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture in Motion Picture for “Selma”, among many other awards.

In 2016 he was made Officer of the British Empire, for his contribution to drama.

Regarding his personal life, David has been married to Jessica since 1998; the couple has four children.

Structural info

  • Full Name: David Oyelowo
  • Net Worth: $3 Million
  • Date Of Birth: April 1, 1976
  • Place Of Birth: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.778 m)
  • Profession: Actor, Voice Actor, Film Producer
  • Education: City and Islington College, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Nationality: British-Nigerian
  • Spouse: Jessica Oyelowo (m. 1998)
  • Children: Caleb Oyelowo, Asher Oyelowo
  • Parents: Stephen Oyelowo
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidoyelowofanpage/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/david_oyelowoo?lang=en
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BClSZCNHuc3/?hl=en
  • IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0654648
  • Awards: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (2013), Kermode Award for Best Actor, Black Reel Award for Best Actor, Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries (2014), African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (2014)
  • Nominations: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (2014)
  • Movies: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), The Butler (2013), Selma (2014), Lincoln (2012), “Five Nights In Maine” (2015), “Captive” (2015), “Queen Of Katwe” (2016)
  • TV Shows: Spooks (2002-2004), Five Days (2007), Star Wars Rebels (2014-), Glenn Martin, DDS (2010-2012)


  • [defending Benedict Cumberbatch after he caused outrage for using the term “colored actors” instead of “actors of color”] When you look at what he was actually saying, it’s clear that he’s a huge supporter of black performers. To attack him for a term, as opposed to what he was actually saying, I think is very disingenuous and is indicative of the age we live in where people are looking for soundbites as opposed to substance.
  • I think it’s vital to have something outside your acting to keep you rooted in the real world, and help you fill the vacuum. If you have nothing else, it can be unhealthy. For me being a Christian has been invaluable: it simply means acting isn’t the centre of my life.
  • It’s fascinating to work with a company of actors of such different ages, experience and talents. I’m one of a generation brought up on television whose acting is more ‘naturalistic’, whereas with some of the older generation it’s more heightened. But I think there’s room for both styles.


  • Oyelowo means “title has respect”.
  • He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen’s New Years Honours List for his services to drama. He is an actor in London, England.
  • As of 2015, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Help (2011), Lincoln (2012) and Selma (2014).
  • While a guest on “Fresh Air,” David Oyelowo told interviewer Terry Gross that his father was a member of a royal family in Nigeria, and his last name literally means “a king deserves respect.” But he also joked, “now, don’t get me wrong. You know, royal families are a dime a dozen in Nigeria. It’s more like being the king of Sherman Oaks, really. But, you know it’s – but still, it carries some weight.”.
  • He has two roles in common with Jeffrey Wright: (1) Wright played Martin Luther King in Boycott (2001) while Oyelowo played him in Selma (2014) – in both productions, Carmen Ejogo played King’s wife Coretta Scott King and (2) Oyelowo played Muddy Waters in Who Do You Love (2008) while Wright played him in Cadillac Records (2008).
  • His surname is pronounced phonetically ”oh-yell-oh-oh”.
  • He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, his course being paid for by the director Nicholas Hytner.
  • His performance in the title role of the RSC’s production of Henry VI Parts I, II and III earned him the Ian Charleson Award in 2001 for outstanding performance by a young actor in a classical theatre role.
  • David made history in 2000 when he became the first black actor to portray an English monarch for the Royal Shakespeare Company when he played the title role in a production of Henry VI Parts I, II and III.


Title Year Status Character
Untitled Cloverfield Anthology Movie 2017 post-production
Untitled Nash Edgerton Project 2017 post-production
Star Wars Rebels 2014-2017 TV Series Agent Kallus
Queen of Katwe 2016 Robert Katende
A United Kingdom 2016 Seretse Khama
Nina 2016 Clifton Henderson
Black Knight Decoded 2015 Video short Father
Captive 2015/II Brian Nichols
Five Nights in Maine 2015 Sherwin
Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions 2015 Video Game Agent Kallus (voice)
Selma 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.
A Most Violent Year 2014 D.A. Lawrence
Interstellar 2014 School Principal
Default 2014/I Atlas
Robot Chicken 2014 TV Series Sebastian
Ron Daise
Nightingale 2014/II Peter Snowden
206 2013 Short Man
The Butler 2013/I Louis Gaines
Complicit 2013 TV Movie Edward Ekubo
Jack Reacher 2012 Emerson
Lincoln 2012 Corporal Ira Clark
The Paperboy 2012 Yardley Acheman
Middle of Nowhere 2012 Brian
Red Tails 2012 Joe ‘Lightning’ Little
Rahab 2011 Short Cen
96 Minutes 2011 Duane
The Help 2011 Preacher Green
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011 Steven Jacobs
Glenn Martin DDS 2010-2011 TV Series Teacher / Clarence
The Good Wife 2011 TV Series Judge Edward Weldon
Change in the Wind 2010 Benjamin Mays (voice)
Blood and Oil 2010 TV Movie Keme Tobodo
Small Island 2009 TV Movie Gilbert
Rage 2009/I Homer
Who Do You Love 2008 Muddy Waters
Sweet Nothing in My Ear 2008 TV Movie Leonard Grisham
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency 2008 TV Series Kremlin Busang
The Passion 2008 TV Mini-Series Joseph of Arimathea
A Raisin in the Sun 2008 TV Movie Joseph Asagai
Five Days: Revised Final Episode 2007 Video short Matt Wellings
Five Days 2007 TV Mini-Series Matt Wellings
Spooks Interactive 2007 Video Game Danny Hunter
Born Equal 2006 TV Movie Yemi
As You Like It 2006 Orlando De Boys
The Last King of Scotland 2006 Dr. Junju
The Gil Mayo Mysteries 2006 TV Series Eddie Barton, ‘Sexy’ M.P.
Shoot the Messenger 2006 Joseph Pascale
American Blend 2006 Mercury
As Time Goes By 2005 TV Series Patrick
Derailed 2005/I Patrol Officer
The Best Man 2005 Graham
A Sound of Thunder 2005 Payne
MI-5 2002-2004 TV Series Danny Hunter
End of the Line 2004 Short Commuter
Tomorrow La Scala! 2002 Charlie
Circles 2001/II Short
Dog Eat Dog 2001 CJ
Brothers and Sisters 1998 TV Series Lester Peters
Maisie Raine 1998 TV Series Sonny McDonald
Title Year Status Character
After the Storm 2016/II Short producer completed
A United Kingdom 2016 producer
Nina 2016 executive producer
Captive 2015/II producer
Five Nights in Maine 2015 producer
Nightingale 2014/II executive producer
Big Guy 2009 Short executive producer
Title Year Status Character
Big Guy 2009 Short
Title Year Status Character
Graham & Alice 2006 TV Short
Title Year Status Character
Waiting for Hassana 2017 Documentary short thanks post-production
13th 2016 Documentary special thanks
Title Year Status Character
Made in Hollywood 2011-2016 TV Series Himself
CBS This Morning 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself – Selma
The 24th Annual Movieguide Awards 2016 TV Special Himself
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2016 TV Special Himself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Himself – Nominee
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself – Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2015 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
Conan 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself
Today 2014-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter 2015 TV Series Himself
Teens Wanna Know 2015 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2015 TV Series Himself – Selma / Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2015 TV Series Himself
Songs of Praise 2015 TV Series Himself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself – Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2015 TV Special Himself – Presenter
Film ’72 2015 TV Series Himself – Interviewee
20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Himself – Nominee
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Insider 2014-2015 TV Series Himself – Selma
Weekend Ticket 2015 TV Series short Himself
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 2014 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
9 Kisses 2014 Short Himself
45th NAACP Image Awards 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 TV Special Himself – Presenter: Animated Film
Datzhott 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 TV Series Himself – Guest
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself – Guest
Oprah’s Next Chapter 2013 TV Series Himself
Jack Reacher: When the Man Comes Around 2013 Video short Himself
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2013 TV Special Himself – Nominee
44th NAACP Image Awards 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Vivir de cine 2013 TV Series Himself
The Big Picture 2012 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Joe’s Place 2011 Documentary Narrator
Andrew Young Presents 2010 TV Series documentary Benjamin E. Mays
Five Days: Making Five Days 2007 Video documentary short Himself / Matt Wellings
British Film Forever 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The World’s Greatest Actor 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
RI:SE 2003 TV Series Himself
Richard & Judy 2003 TV Series Himself – Guest
Breakfast 2002 TV Series Himself – Guest
Lorraine 2016 TV Series Himself – Guest
The View 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2014-2016 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself – Selma
The Frame 2013 TV Series Steven Jacobs
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition 2012 TV Series Himself


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