How tall is David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo's Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

British actor best known for roles in films such as Selma, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Jack Reacher, The Butler, Derailed, The Last King of Scotland and Interstellar. His agency listed him as standing 5ft 10 inches tall.

How tall is David Oyelowo
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I'm happy with the way God has made me, but I've always wanted to be taller. I'm 5ft 9in and used to get bullied at school for being scrawny and little. But then, at 14, I started weight-training to be bigger and I've stuck at it because people told me it made me look nice.
-- The Independent, 2000 (Dec 9)
I am 5'9...On a good day.

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Average Guess (12 Votes)
5ft 7.6in (171.7cm)
Anthony Bennett said on 21/Dec/21
Been watching the new 4 part series tonight and judging by his build and full length camera shots he looks short. I would estimate between 5-6.5 to 5-7 maximum.
Fabrizio said on 30/Aug/20
He is 171 cm, is shorterthan Tom Crise in the film: La prova decisiva
Littlelee5ft6 said on 24/Dec/19
He looked 2-3 inches shorter than jonathan ross in a recent episode of jonathan ross show so think this listing is off unless Jonathan has shrunk a few inches
Bri said on 28/Apr/18
1.73 at least
SD(171CM) said on 13/Mar/18
He claims 5'9 in this video at 5:45 Click Here to which Charlize Theron says on a good day...
We're both the same height,and I would love to claim 5'9 without it seeming to obvious!!!
Ken said on 12/Feb/17
Seems about right. They actually got an actor that's close to MLK's actual height.

Phenomenal actor. His performance in Selma made me a fan. I expect good things to come for him.
Realist said on 22/Dec/16
I am guessing 5'7.5-8 for Oyelowo and 6'2 for Forest Whitaker Oprah is like 5'5. Lupita Nyongo is 5'3.5-4.
MC said on 13/Feb/15
I met him very briefly at a Selma event. I'd say 5'7"-5'7.5" is about right. I was struck by how much shorter he was than me (I'm 6'1.5")
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jan/15
Rob can you add a photo and add Selma?
MD said on 12/Dec/14
He is not that low, but he's also not what he's listed, for sure. I wouldn't go anything below 5'7", but this current listing is too high.
BrianG said on 10/Dec/14
He's 5'6". He was a good inch our two shorter than Oscar Isaac in A Most Violent Year, plus his body really does look extremely short.
Dan said on 24/Aug/14
@MD he is 5'6" good picture. I saw him in some other movies . I thought no way is he 5'9" . That being said perfect size to play MLK . He was also 5'6"
Realist said on 18/Jun/14
He is head to head with Zac Efron , 5'8 OR Efron is 171-172 which is most likely true.
MD said on 2/Jan/14
Did you take down his height and raise Dane's, Rob? Did you raise Dane's to fit David's new listing? It seems it may have made more since to simply bring David's down to something more realistic than shaving off a quarter inch. I'm confused, now. lol
Editor Rob
I think dane is better in 174 range
MD said on 21/Dec/13
With 5'8" Dane DeHaan:

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gsbr said on 12/Nov/13
He might be under 5'8". Idris Elba dwarfed him at the BAFTA Britannia Awards this year.
Oan said on 6/Jul/13
the shredder says on 25/Oct/12
1/2 between them which proves Efron at 5'8 !

Or it proves that Efron lies about his height? :S
MrX said on 7/Jan/13
he look same height of Cruise in Jack Reacher
Caleb said on 23/Oct/12
Rob, either hes 5'6.5 - 5'7 or Efron is wearing some serious lifts

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Editor Rob
I forgot I even had this guy, as I remember watching Rise of the Apes and in scenes with james franco he looked a good few inches smaller, I think he might be pretty near 5ft 8.
Rueben said on 8/Oct/11
Well i guest he is taller than franco
Matt said on 7/Aug/11
this guy look an inch and a half shorter than Franco in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. No way is he 5'10 unless Franco was wearing lifts (which I doubt).

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