|Carmen Ejogo Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||October 22, 1973|
Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo
Kensington, London, England, UK
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Till 1984, she got educated at the Oratory Primary Roman Catholic primary school in Chelsea.
She completed her education at the Godolphin and Latymer School for girls in Hammersmith, West London.
- Father – Charles Ejogo
- Mother – Elizabeth Douglas
- Siblings – Charles Ejogo, Jr. (Younger Brother)
She is managed by Authentic Talent and Literary Management.
5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
55 kg or 121 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Carmen Ejogo dated –
- Tricky (1998) – Carmen Ejogo and English hip-hop artist Tricky dated and got married for a short period in 1998.
- Jeffrey Wright (2000-2014) – The British actress and American actor Jeffrey Wright first met on the sets of HBO’s Boycott. They got married in 2000. The couple had two children together, son Elijah Wright and daughter Juno Wright. The couple got divorced in 2014.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Nigerian (on her father’s side) and Scottish (on her mom’s side) descent.
- Wit and intelligence
- Positive attitude
35-25-35 in or 89-63.5-89 cm
6 (US) or 38 (EU)
8.5 (US) or 39 (EU)
Best Known For
Movies like What’s the Worst That Could Happen? (2001), Away We Go (2009), Sparkle (2012), Alex Cross (2012), Selma (2014), The Purge: Anarchy (2014).
She made her acting debut in the 1986 rock musical film Absolute Beginners as Carmen.
First TV Show
She began her television career in the U.K. in 1993 as a presenter for the kids series Saturday Disney.
As a Singer
Carmen was the lead vocalist for English DJ Alex Reece’s Candles song. The actress has also been a vocalist for Slowly, a song by her former husband Tricky.
She has sung the vocals for the 2000 film Love’s Labour’s Lost. She is seen on the original soundtrack album and movie Sparkle. She sang lead for the song “Yes I Do” and performed lead vocals with Tika Sumpter and Jordin Sparks for “Jump”, “Hooked On Your Love” and “Something He Can Feel”.
Carmen Ejogo Favorite Things
- Dish – Eggplant and squash curry
- Artist – Marina Abramovic
- Dignitaries – Nelson Mandela
- Pastime – Swimming, Painting
- Desserts – Banoffee pie, crème brulée, panna cotta
- Band – Little Dragon
Carmen Ejogo Facts
- Carmen Ejogo is a high IQ organization ‘MENSA’ member.
- She played Coretta Scott King in Boycott in 2001, and actually met the King and got blessings before her role in Boycott (2001).
- She used to have her own video show titled The Carmen Ejogo Video Show that was broadcast on the BSB’s Power Station channel.
- She has been an active participant in the music industry. Ejogo has collaborated and sung vocals with several artists since the 1990s.
- Carmen Ejogo is a supporter of LGBT advocacy group Lambda Legal’s marriage equality campaign.
- She has been living in New York for over 15 years but is not an American citizen.