|David Oyelowo's star is rising fast in Hollywood|
More: "Black British actor David Oyelowo, 36, is a classic example. Born in the Oxford to Nigerian parents, Oyelowo was best known in the UK for playing an intelligence officer in the television drama series Spooks. He decided to quit London for Los Angeles in 2008 and hasn’t looked back since. For the past five years Oyelowo has worked back-to-back. Last year he broke out in big roles such as the villainous Steven Jacobs in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and then the preacher in The Help. This year the ambitious actor has been in heaven. Oyelowo has starred in George Lucas’ Red Tails and Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy. He’s received rave reviews for his performance in the indie flick, Middle of Nowhere, and has ended the year with a sterling performance in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln ahead of the release of Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise."