Carmen Ejogo is an actress whose career started on the set of the Saturday Disney morning show back when she was a teenager and she stayed on the long-running Australian children’s television from 1993 to 1995. So far, the British actress has more than fifty films and television serious to her credit since her career took off in 1986. In addition to her acting stint, Carmen Ejogo has also done some work on the music side of the entertainment industry. More details about who she really is are all available here.
Carmen Ejogo – Biography And Age
Born on the 22nd day of October in 1973 in Kensington, London, England, Carmen’s ancestry is an interesting blend – she is Scottish from her mother’s side while her father gave her a Nigerian heritage. Her early educational background can be traced to the Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School as well as Glendower Preparatory School. She also studied at Godolphin and Latymer School. The exact dates of when she attended these institutions are not given but what we do know is that her career started in 1993 when she started hosting the Saturday Disney morning show, and even though her time on the show came to an end in 1995, her career was just taking off for greater heights.
From the show, she moved on to the movies taking the industry by storm in the 2000s, with her first work in Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000). The next year (2001), Carmen played Amber Belhaven and Coretta Scott King in What’s the Worst That Could Happen? and Boycott respectively. Away We Go was her next film in 2009 and in 2012, she played Tammy “Sister” Anderson in Sparkle and Maria Cross in Alex Cross. She starred in The Purge: Anarchy and Selma in 2014, Born to Be Blue in 2015 and lately, she’s in It Comes at Night and Alien: Covenant – both in 2017. Her most recent role is as Seraphina Picquery in the Fantastic Beasts film series (2018) and there is no doubt she has more lined up.
In both Boycott (2001) and Selma (2014), Carmen Ejogo played the role of civil rights activist Coretta Scott King for which she got approval from King herself. Among her notable television roles are Kidnapped (2006-2007 – 13 episodes), CHAOS (20122 – 13 episodes) Zero Hour (2013 – 13 episodes) and The Girlfriend Experience (2017 – 7 episodes). She also appeared in one episode of Law & Order in 2008.
Though not as illustrious as her acting career, Carmen Ejogo has some works to be proud of in the music industry. She has been collaborating with some artists since the 1990s and anchored her own show dubbed The Carmen Ejogo Video Show, on BSB’s Power Station. She penned the song Candles by English drum ‘n’ bass DJ Alex Reece and equally provided the lead vocals. She also worked with her ex-husband Tricky on a song titled Slowly and rendered the vocals for the film Love’s Labour’s Lost in 2000.
Her Net Worth
Carmen Ejogo has really been cashing in on the numerous television and film roles she has been in over the years. She currently has a net worth estimated to be in the league of $3 million which goes to say that she is in the right career path.
Family – Parents, Husband Kids
Carmen’s mother, Elizabeth (née Douglas), and father, Charles Ejogo are from different parts of the world. While her mother is Scottish, her father is originally from Nigeria. There’s no information on how the two met but Carmen would usually say her mom was kind of a ‘hippie’ back in the days. Carmen’s only known sibling is a younger brother, named after their father. He is an entrepreneur.
While the details are hazy, Carmen Ejogo started her marital life with Trip-hop artist Tricky but it didn’t last long. Her only publicized marriage was with award-winning American actor Jeffrey Wright; they met on the set of the HBO film Boycott and in 2000, they got married. They built a family with two children – a son named Elijah and a daughter who goes by the name Juno. However, the love they once shared fizzled out and resulted in a divorce in 2014.
She might not be one of the tallest celebrities in the industry but Carmen Ejogo is not short either. She is as tall as 5 feet 6 inches and weighs a healthy 55 kg. Her bust, waist and hips measure 35-25-35 respectively. Her dress size is listed as 6 (US) or 36 (EU), shoe size as 8.5 (US) or 39 (EU) and she wears a bra size of 34A.