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Carmen Ejogo          

Actress Best Known for her Role as Coretta Scott King in "Selma"

Carmen Ejogo is a British actress and singer. She began her career as a teenager in London, hosting the Saturday Disney morning show from 1993 to 1995. Her television and film credits include "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal," "Lackawanna Blues," "The Brave One" and "Sparkle."

Ejogo has appeared as civil rights activist Coretta Scott King in two films: "Boycott" and "Selma." While preparing for the role in "Boycott," she met with King. Ejogo was given King's blessing for her portrayal.

Ejogo has been involved in the music industry, having collaborated with several artists since the 1990s. She presented The Carmen Ejogo Video Show, her own video show on BSB's Power Station channel.

She wrote and sang lead vocals on the song "Candles" by English drum 'n' bass DJ Alex Reece — she appeared in the music video and is listed in the production credits as "Carmen." Ejogo also sang vocals and duets with ex-husband Tricky on a song called "Slowly." She sang vocals for the film "Love's Labour's Lost."

Aside from "Candles," Ejogo appears on four songs of the Sparkle original soundtrack album from the movie of the same name, singing lead on "Yes I Do" (as a solo), and lead vocals with Jordin Sparks and Tika Sumpter singing backup on "Jump," "Hooked On Your Love" and "Something He Can Feel."


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