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David Oyelowo stars as Preacher Green in "The Help," opposite Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard and Viola Davis, and as Steven Jacobs in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," a prequel to the "Planet of the Apes" story, with James Franco and Freida Pinto.

David Oyelowo was born in Oxford, the son of a Nigerian prince; he attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He made history at age 24 when he was the first black actor to play a British monarch in a major stage production of "Henry VI" for the Royal Shakespeare Company. David is well known in the UK as a star on the BAFTA award-winning BBC TV series "Spooks," about agents in Britain's legendary MI5 spy service.

Recent credits include "96 Minutes," "The Last King of Scotland," the HBO miniseries "Five Days," ABC's critically acclaimed "A Raisin in the Sun," Anthony Minghella's last project, "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency," and "Who Do You Love," where he plays the historic blues icon Muddy Waters, directed by Jerry Zaks.

David most recently wrapped shooting a lead role in the feature "Red Tails" which was produced by George Lucas with a cast including Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston, and Nate Parker, "Red Tails" is a dramatic retelling of the Tuskeegee Airmen experience.

David was also recently nominated for a BAFTA for his role in PBS's acclaimed miniseries "Small Island."

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Age: 40 years old
Birthday: April 1, 1976
Height: 5' 10"
Birthplace: Oxford, England, UK
Wife: Jessica Oyelowo

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