Born to be Blue
Carmen Ejogo has established a distinguished career in both feature films and television. Her most recent role as Coretta Scott King in Selma earned her a BFCC award for Best Supporting Actress, an Image Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, as well as multiple wins and nominations as a part of the ensemble. The film itself, directed by Ava DuVernay, won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award; Ejogo starred alongside David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey.
Ejogo made her US film debut opposite Eddie Murphy playing Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Tate in the 1997 comedy Metro. Ejogo went on to star in films such as Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, What’s the Worst that Could Happen? opposite Martin Lawrence, Neil Jordan’s The Brave One opposite Terrence Howard and Jodie Foster, Gavin O’Connor’s Pride and Glory opposite Ed Norton, and in Sam Mendes’ indie hit Away We Go opposite Maya Rudolph.