Jessica Oyelowo is the wife of David Oyelowo, a multiple award-winning British actor, director, and producer. The couple met at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and exchanged wedding vows in 1998. They have four children.
Like her husband, Jessica is also a thespian. The 46 years old Ipswich native has been acting since 1999. She is also said to be a singer.
Jessica Oyelowo is a British National, Born and Raised in Ipswich, England
Jessica was born in 1977 in Ipswich, England. Not very much is known about the circumstances of her birth or who her parents are but it is generally reported she had a comfortable childhood. She grew up in Suffolk where she attended Woodbridge School – a co-educational school located on Burkitt road.
The young lady seemed to have taken a liking for the performance arts and so was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. Thus, from that early age, Jessica demonstrated why her talents will manifest and she had followed that glorious path ever since then.
Jessica Oyelowo Formally Began Her Career in the Year 1999
Jessica Oyelowo did not hide her ambition to become an actress since her early stage and she went for it. In 1999, she starred in “Sleepy Hollow” alongside Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci as Sarah before appearing in the movie “Princess Margaret in the Churchill” in 2004.
In 2005, she featured as Mary in “It’s a Boy” before playing the role of Detective Sergeant Alex Jones in the movie “Mayo” in 2016. She then featured together with James Nesbitt in “Murphy’s Law” in 2007. Her next big feature was in 2009 in the movie “Big Guy” where she acted as a Bear Vendor.
Jessica was also featured in the hit movie “Alice in Wonderland” as the woman with the Large Poitrine in Red Queen Court. In 2011, she was the main feature as she acted Rahab in “Rahab.” 2015 saw her being featured as Meredith Mackenzie in the movie “Captive.” The following year, she acted as a Nurse in the movie “Nina” and was also featured as Lady Lilly Canning in the movie “A United Kingdom.” She then played Abby in “Sorry Not Sorry” in 2019.
Jessica Oyelowo has also done some voice work. She voiced the character of Mrs. Equiano in the movie “Grace Unshackled” in 2007 which she played alongside her husband David Oyelowo who voiced “Olaudah Equiano.” Jessica has really done well for herself as far as Hollywood is concerned.
How Jessica Became David Oyelowo’s Wife
Jessica and David met in college and fell in love. David was already admiring Jessica from a distance and even joined the drama club in school just to be close and have chances to court her. Eventually, they started talking and began dating. The couple was young at the time and devout Christians as well.
Furthermore, Jessica decided to abstain from sex in school due to her Christian background and her upbringing. She was a devout Christian and then she met her husband in college and her resolve got even stronger. This became a key decision for the both of them as they remained virgins till they got married.
Two years later, the decision proved to be a wise one as the couple decided to get married in 1998. The couple has managed to maintain a very strong bond so many years after their marriage. Looking back, David and Jessica maintained that they are proud of their decision.
Jessica and David Oyelowo’s Two-Week Rule and What You Should Know About It
Jessica and David Oyelowo decided to establish a two-week rule in which they can never go two weeks without seeing each other. The rule was made when the couple got married and was decided on the premise of avoiding all the “divorce and dysfunction” they saw from so many other couples. Therefore, in other to ensure that the same fate does not befall their marriage, the two-week rule was born.
The rule was a mockery amongst their friends at the time but the couple has maintained that the decision was the right one that has propelled their marriage in the right direction. The decision has even inspired other actors in the same industry to do the same and they admitted feeling proud about it.
Meet Jessica Oyelowo’s Kids
Jessica and her husband David have 4 children from their successful marriage of 25 years. The oldest is a boy named Asher Oyelowo whose birth was not made known to the public. He recently graduated from college in the Spring of 2020 and is seen in their family pictures posted on social media.
The second issue is another boy named Caleb with little or no information about his birth. Caleb seems to be the goofy one amongst his siblings as can be seen from their family pictures. The other of Jessica’s children include a son and a daughter whose details are not much known apart from the little that is shared on their family pics.
Nevertheless, they seem like a close-knit family, and David and Jessica Oyelowo has done well to build a wonderful family together. While the couple has remained focused on building their careers, they occasionally give their fans a glimpse of their family life through pictures they share on social media sometimes.