March 16, 2011 8:15 am

Carmen Ejogo

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Carmen Ejogo is well known for her role in the television movie "Boycott" in which she played Coretta Scott King. She was nominated for an Image Award in 2002 for her portrayal of the forceful civil rights activist who carried on her husband’s dream of a unified America.

Her additional television credits include the title character in the mini-series "Sally Hemmings: An America Scandal," on the Network, and "Colour Blind," and the television movies "Lackawanna Blues," which was nominated for seven Emmy Awards. Ejogo was nominated again for an Image Award in 2006 for her performance.

Ejogo’s feature film credits include "Love’s Labour’s Lost," "Perfume," "What’s the Worst That Could Happen?" "Pride and Glory," "The Brave One" and "Away We Go."

Carmen was born in London to a Nigerian father and a Scottish mother. Her birth date is January 1. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

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