Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo (; born 22 October 1973) is an English television and film actress and singer.She is best known for her roles in such films as Metro (1997), The Avengers (1998), Love's Labour's Lost (2000), What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001), Boycott (2001), Away We Go (2009), Sparkle (2012), Alex Cross (2012), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), Selma (2014), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), It Comes at Night (2017), Alien: Covenant (2017), and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018). Ejogo also starred in the NBC crime drama series Kidnapped (2006–2007), the ABC thriller series Zero Hour (2013), the Starz anthology drama series The Girlfriend Experience (2017), the HBO anthology crime series True Detective (2019), and the Netflix limited series Self Made (2020).
Ejogo was briefly married to Trip-hop artist Tricky. 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). Ejogo and Wright have since divorced.
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. Ejogo remembers her mother as having been "a bit of a hippie" during her childhood. She attended the Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School and Glendower Preparatory School, and was then educated at Godolphin and Latymer School.
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When his son is involved in a hit and run that implicates an organized crime family, New Orleans judge Michael Desiato is forced to confront his own deepest convictions.
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
This limited series chronicles the incredible true story of Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first African American self-made millionaire.
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
After he escaped imprisonment, the wizarding world started gathering followers. The wizard he used to call his friend is the only one who can stop him. Newt was a student of the wizard. There are line...
Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us'
There is a unique portrait of how art and activism for black people in film are invisible from race and cinema.
Master Class: Ridley Scott
An in-depth look at the making of the film and broken into four parts that can be watched separately (i.e Story, Characters, Setting and Creatures). This piece features a host of cast and crew intervi...
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Roman J is a liberal lawyer. Israel has been fighting for a long time. When his partner has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. His values of helping the poor and dispossessed are at o...
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world—which has...
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper
The Covenant is a Weyland colonization ship that is going to a remote planet to form a new human settlement. A group of people, including Walter, enjoy a final meal before sleep.
It Comes at Night
A man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be tested when a desperate young family arrives.
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The Girlfriend Experience
The relationship between exclusive escort and their clients is explored. It costs a lot to be in a relationship.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
A number of dangerous creatures and their habitats are contained in a magically expanded briefcase when Newt Scamander arrives at theMagical Congress of the United States of America in 1926. When the ...
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The place where segregation was at its worst led to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act.
An American anthology police detective series uses multiple timelines to uncover personal and professional secrets of those involved in investigations.
The Purge: Anarchy
The government gives citizens the ability to commit any crime they want during one night per year. A sergeant is planning a revenge mission. He became the protection of four innocent strangers who des...
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Hank Galliston is the publisher of Modern Skeptic Magazine. Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history when his beautiful wife, Laila, is kidnapped from her antique cl...
While overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart, Sparkle struggles to become a star. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother, she tries to balance a new romance with mu...
Alex Cross, a detective in Washington DC, vows to find the murderer after learning that a family member has been murdered. She wasn't his first victim.
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A comedy drama about a group of rogue CIA spies in the Office of Disruptive Services, who fight threats to national security amidst bureaucratic gridlock, rampant incompetence and political infighting...
Away We Go
With Veronica expecting her first child, her parents decide to move to Belgium, leaving them without a support structure in place. They embark on a tour of disparate locations where they have friends ...
Pride and Glory
The family of New York City Police officers was the subject of a saga. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals a police corruption scandal in which his br...
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Kidnapped was a Sony Pictures Television series that aired on NBC from September 20, 2006 to August 11, 2007. The series was back on Universal HD in 2008.
Rose Collins, the lonely publisher, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, who is in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels bad for another patient. Mike's fiancée broke her engagement to...
A week in the lives of a group of models, photographers, agents, reporters, publicists and other characters during a wild modeling show in New York City.
What's the Worst That Could Happen?
Kevin tried to steal from Max. His girlfriend gave him a ring that was stolen. Caffery is going to get his ring back with the help of his partners.
The movie dramatizes the boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights leader.
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal
The complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, who had a 38 year love affair, resulted in children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.
Love's Labour's Lost
The King of Navarre and his three companions swear a very public oath to study together and to renounce women for three years. Their honour is immediately put to the test by the arrival of the Princes...
I Want You
A young boy and his sister are drawn into a man's obsessive pursuit of his former lover.
Sir August de Wynter was the arch-villain of the British Ministry and he plotted to rule the world with his weather control machine. The Doctor Mrs is being investigated. Sir August was in love with E...
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A group of scientists are on the verge of a major breakthrough as they begin to tap into the memory of a man who died in the 1990s.
Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London is the subject of a musical adaptation. Colin, a 19-year-old photographer, is hopelessly in love with a model, but her relationships are connected...
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