Carmen Ejogo, born on October 22, 1973, in London, is an English actress who is known for her role in the third season of HBO’s True Detective and for portraying Coretta Scott King in both the films Boycott (2001) and Selma (2014).
Ejogo was born in Kensington, London, in the 1970s to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father. She attended the Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School and Glendower Preparatory School, before later attending the Godolphin and Latymer School.
Ejogo’s first film appearance came as a character named Carmen in the 1986 film Absolute Beginners.
Since becoming an actress, Ejogo has appeared in films such as Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000), What’s the Worst That Could Happen? (2001), Away We Go (2009), Sparkle (2012), Alex Cross (2012), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), It Comes at Night (2017), and Alien: Covenant (2017).
Additionally, Ejogo is also best known for her role as Seraphina Picquery in the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them film series.
In 2019, Ejogo starred alongside Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff in the third season of HBO’s crime drama series True Detective.