Carmen Ejogo, a British-born actress & singer, is professional since 1986, gained career breakthrough after her work as Coretta Scott King, a civil activist in 2 films: Boycott (2001) and Selma (2014).

Furthermore, her role as Seraphina Picquery in the Fantastic Beasts film series (2016 & 2018) garnered wide fame & fortune in her account. Aside from movies, Carmen also records TV appearance credits: Kidnapped (2006- 2007), CHAOS (2011), and Zero Hour (2013).    

What Is Carmen Ejogo’s Net Worth In 2020?

With acting career stint of over 33 years, the 46-year-old English actress so far records 40 acting credits & has appeared in many commercial-hit films: The Brave One (2007), The Purge (2014), Alien: Covenant (2017) & Fantastic Beasts film series.

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According to online sources, Carmen Ejogo has a net worth of $3 million as of March 2020. The primary source of her income is acting venture in movies & TV screens.

Famous for appearing in Fantastic Beasts film series and Selma, actress Carmen has $3 million net worth in 2020
Famous for appearing in Fantastic Beasts film series and Selma, actress Carmen has $3 million net worth in 2020

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She allegedly earns the salary in the 6-digit figure per year; in the United States, the average payroll of an actor/actress is $56,000.

Ejogo made her acting debut at the age of 13, with a minor role in Absolute Beginners (1986) & later worked as a teen host in the Saturday Disney morning show (1993- 1995).   

Thereafter in 2001, she portrayed Coretta Scott King in the TV film Boycott, based on Daybreak of Freedom by Stewart Burns about Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955- 1956.

Later, she would appear again as Coretta Scott King in Selma (2014), which received an average rating of 8.51/10 & would collect $66.8 million in the box office. For the film, Carmen won

Commercially Successful Movies: Box Office Collection

In 2007, Ejogo appeared in the psychological thriller movie The Brave One, which turned out as her first movie to gross over $100 million bar.

Thereafter, following some unsuccessful projects, Pride and Glory (2008), Away We Go (2009) and Alex Cross (2012), Carmen appeared in commercially successful The Purge: Anarchy (2014), the 2nd installment of The Purge film franchise, alongside Frank Grillo and Zach Gilford.

The 5 ft. 6 inches tall actress major career hit came after she worked in Fantastic Beasts film series (2 films), sharing the screen with Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, and Dan Fogler.

Carmen as Seraphina Picquery in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Carmen as Seraphina Picquery in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

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As for a fact, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) & Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), collectively record $1.467 billion gross worldwide.

Here is the list of Carmen’s movie box-office collection: 

Films Budget Gross Collection
The Brave One (2007) $40 million $170.8 million
Selma (2014) $20 million $66.8 million
The Purge: Anarchy (2014) $9- $11 million $111.9 million
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) $175- $200 million $814 million
Alien: Covenant (2017) starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston & Billy Crudup $97- $111 million $240.9 million
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) $200 million $653.8 million

TV Series Appearance

Already with TV screen debut through Cold Lazarus (1996, 4 episodes), Carmen later appeared in TV films, Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000) & Lackawanna Blues (2005).

The actress appeared in 13 episodes of Kidnapped (2006- 2007), & then in CHAOS (2011, 13 episodes) and Zero Hour (2013, 13 episodes).

In 2019, she appeared in Season 3 of anthology crime drama series True Detective.

Did you know? Carmen is also an occasional singer; she sang for Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000).

What Is Ejogo Currently Doing?

Most recently, she gave voice-over as Regine in fantasy drama Dolittle (2020) alongside Robert Downey Jr., Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Michael Sheen, among others- the film collected $206 million in the box office.

Meanwhile, Carmen is busy with her upcoming TV projects: Self Made, based on Madam C.J. Walker, set to release on Netflix on March 20, 2020, and in Your Honor, a 10 episode miniseries under post-production.

Where Does Carmen Live & Her Lifestyle?

The Fantastic Beasts actress currently lives in Brooklyn, New York City, but prefers a low-key lifestyle as possible. Even though the details on her NY residence is yet to be out, it surely costs her hefty hundreds of thousand dollars check.

The median house price in New York is  $652,728.

Carmen is an active Instagram user & has over 55.5K followers of March 2020. Also, she does have a Twitter account amassing 19.3K followers; however, the actress barely uses Twitter- that she also has mentioned in her Twitter bio.

Surfing through her Instagram, Ejogo seems to share snaps of her work-related posts rather.

Did you know? As per Influencer Marketing Hub, if Carmen signs an endorsement deal via Instagram (her engagement rate is 3.15%), she could earn $224 – $373 per sponsored post.

Two-Time Divorcee & Mother Of 2 Children

Carmen Ejogo has been married twice in her life but divorced with both. Reportedly, she is not dating at the moment & is single.

With her second husband, Jeffrey Wright, an actor, she is the mother of 2 children: son Juno & daughter Elijah. Carmen and Jeffery married on October 18, 2001, but divorced after 13 years in 2014.

Carmen Ejogo & her second ex-husband Jeffrey Wright
Carmen Ejogo & her second ex-husband Jeffrey Wright

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Prior to Wright, she was in a marital relationship with English record producer Tricky (born Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws) from 1998- 2000.


Carmen Ejogo was born on October 22, 1973, in Kensington, London, England, as Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo. An English by nationality, Ejogo hails from mixed ethnicity: father Charles Ejogo was Nigerian while mother Elizabeth was Scottish.

Her younger brother Charles Ejogo, Jr. is a British entrepreneur.

After attending Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School, she went to Glendower Preparatory School and later enrolled at & graduated from Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith, London.