David Oyelowo is a British actor. He has since ventured into producing. In 2001, he debuted in the film Dog Eat Dog. He later had minor to supporting roles in the movies A Sound of Thunder, The Best Man, As You Like It, and The Last King of Scotland. In 2008, he portrayed Muddy Waters in the movie Who Do You Love? His career flourished in the 2010s, first playing Steven Jacobs in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. He next had roles in The Help, Red Tails, and The Paperboy. He later played Emerson in the movie Jack Reacher. His performance as Peter Snowden in the 2014 TV film Nightingale earned him Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy nominations. He went on to portray Martin Luther King Jr. in the movie Selma.