As a successful actor in his homeland of England, David Oyelowo's talent made it easy for him to break into America's film industry. His radiance in some of the UK's best plays and TV series helped him land roles in movies like Red Tails, Derailed, The Help and The Last King of Scotland. The award-winning thespian has even starred in a few indie films as well as several Hollywood hits, including Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, One Shot alongside Tom Cruise and Paperboy, opposite Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey. Oyelowo shot to superstardom in 2015 when he portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the historical drama Selma

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