Jessica and David first met during their time as teens..while taking acting lessons at the National Youth Music Theatre.
The long time couple married in 1998. David and Jessica live in Los Angeles with their four children, three sons and daughter.
Jessica Oyelowo, born Jessica Watson in 1978, is an actress and composer, best known for Sleepy Hollow (1999), Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Madame Bovary (2000). In 2006, she starred as Detective Sergeant Alex Jones in Mayo and went on to appear in Murphy’s Law alongside James Nesbitt, in 2007. Also, Jessica appeared as Mrs Equiano (alongside her husband as Olaudah Equiano) in Grace Unshackled – The Olaudah Equiano Story, a radio play adapting Equiano’s autobiography.
David Oyetokunbo is a British actor, who has played supporting roles in the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Lincoln (2012), and garnered praise for portraying Louis Gaines in The Butler (2013).
In 2014, Oyelowo played Martin Luther King, Jr. in the biographical drama film Selma, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor (Drama).
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