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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Carmen Ejogo - 1973



Born and raised in London, Ejogo is the daughter of Elizabeth (née Douglas) and Charles Ejogo. Her father is Nigerian and her mother is Scottish. During her childhood, Ejogo remembers her mother as being "a bit of a hippie". Her younger brother is also named Charles Ejogo. She attended the Oratory Primary Roman Catholic primary school in Chelsea until 1984.

Ejogo was briefly married to trip-hop artist Tricky in 1998. She married American actor Jeffrey Wright, whom she met while they were making the HBO film Boycott (2001), in 2000. They have since divorced. Ejogo lives in Brooklyn, New York, along with her two children with Wright.
She is a member of Mensa.