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These 4 African American Celebrities Are Known To Have ‘Difficult To Spell’ Names

1. Quvenzhané Wallis

Quvenzhane Wallis is an American actress, model, and singer. She is known for her role as Hushpuppy in the critically acclaimed drama film Beasts of the Southern Wild, for which she became the youngest actress ever to receive a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

2. Chiwetelu Umeadi “Chiwetel” Ejiofor


Chiwetelu Umeadi “Chiwetel” Ejiofor, OBE is an English actor of film, television, and theatre. Ejiofor has appeared in numerous films. He was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting part in Amistad as James Covey. Ejiofor has received several awards and nominations for acting.

3. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is an English actor and former fashion model, best known for his roles as Lock-Nah in The Mummy Returns, Nykwana Wombosi in The Bourne Identity, Mr. Eko on Lost and Simon Adebisi on Oz.

4. Djimon Gaston Hounsou

Djimon Gaston Hounsou is an actor, model, and Beninese expatriate in the United States, who has been nominated for two Academy Awards.


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