Cush Jumbo

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  • Birth Place: Lambeth, London, England
  • Profession: Actor, Playwright
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Fast Facts

  • Is the second of seven children, born to a Nigerian father and a British mother.
  • Her name was derived from her parents' interest in Egyptology (a small part of Egypt was called The Cush) and the fact they thought she would be a boy.
  • Played the role of Mark Antony in an all-female version of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, in 2012.
  • Performed in her own debut play in 2013 titled, Josephine and I, a one-person play about jazz singer Josephine Baker.
  • Made her Broadway debut in The River, alongside Hugh Jackman, in 2014.

Awards

  • 2014, Olivier Awards — Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre: Nominee
  • 2013, Olivier Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2017, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Marx Jumbo — Father
  • Angela Jumbo — Mother
  • Sarah Jumbo — Sister

College

  • Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England (BA (Hons) Acting, 2006)

Details

  • Birth Place: Lambeth, London, England
  • Profession: Actor, Playwright

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