Carmen Ejogo

Carmen Ejogo

Birth name: Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo
Born: October 22, 1973
Age: 50
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
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Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo (/ɪˈdʒoʊɡoʊ/; born 22 October 1973)[1][2] is a Nigerian British television and film actress and singer. She began her career as a teenager hosting the Saturday Disney morning show from 1993 to 1995. Her film credits include Love's Labour's Lost (2000), What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001), Away We Go (2009), Sparkle (2012), Alex Cross (2012), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), It Comes at Night (2017), and Alien: Covenant (2017). She is also known for her role as Seraphina Picquery in the Fantastic Beasts film series.

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[3] and was given King's blessing for her portrayal.[4] Carmen starred in the movie “Metro” with Eddie Murphy in 1997.

Ejogo was born on 22 October 1973 in Kensington, London, England. She is the daughter of a Scottish mother Elizabeth (née Douglas) and a Nigerian father Charles Ejogo.[5][6] Ejogo remembers her mother as having been "a bit of a hippie" during her childhood.[7] Her younger brother, an entrepreneur, is also named Charles Ejogo.[8][9] She attended the Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School and Glendower Preparatory School, and was then educated at Godolphin and Latymer School.

Ejogo was briefly married to Trip-hop artist Tricky.[10] 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).[11][12][13] Ejogo and Wright have since divorced.[14]



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".



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Absolute Beginners Carmen
1997 Metro Ronnie Tate
1998 I Want You Amber
The Avengers Brenda
2000 Love's Labour's Lost Maria
2001 Perfume Chloe
What's the Worst That Could Happen? Amber Belhaven
Boycott Coretta Scott King
2004 Noel Dr. Matthew Batiste
2007 The Brave One Jackie
2008 Pride and Glory Tasha
2009 Away We Go Grace De Tessant
2012 Sparkle Tammy "Sister" Anderson
Alex Cross Maria Cross
2014 The Purge: Anarchy Eva
Selma Coretta Scott King Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
2015 Born to Be Blue Jane / Elaine Nominated—Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them President Seraphina Picquery[15]
2017 It Comes at Night Sarah
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper Karine Oram Short film[16]
Alien: Covenant
Roman J. Israel, Esq. Maya
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Seraphina Picquery
2020 The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle Regine (voice) Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Cold Lazarus Blinda 4 episodes
1998 Catherine Cookson's Colour Blind Rose Angela 2 episodes
1998 Tube Tales Girl Episode: "Steal Away"
2000 Sally Hemings: An American Scandal Sally Hemings TV movie
2001 Boycott Coretta Scott King TV movie
2005 Lackawanna Blues Alean Hudson TV movie
2006-2007 Kidnapped Turner 13 episodes
2007 M.O.N.Y. Francine Tyson TV movie
2008 Law & Order April Lannen Episode: "Burn Card"
2011 CHAOS Fay Carson 13 episodes
2013 Zero Hour Rebecca "Beck" Riley 13 episodes
2017 The Girlfriend Experience Bria Jones 7 episodes

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