Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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  • Birth Name: Gugulethu Mbatha-Raw
  • Birth Place: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  • Profession: Actor
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  • First name in Zulu means "our pride."
  • Grew up in Witney, West Oxfordshire, England, where she took acting, dancing and saxophone lessons.
  • Finished school early so she could perform in a 2004 open-air production of As You Like It.
  • Nominated for a Manchester Evening News Award in 2005 for her lead role as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. 
  • First TV appearance was on the BBC drama Holby City.  
  • Made big-screen debut in the 2007 thriller Closure.
  • Included on the 2008 UK Stars of Tomorrow list by Screen International, a global multimedia film magazine.   
  • In 2009 portrayed Ophelia in the London and Broadway productions of Hamlet.
  • Cast as the female lead opposite Boris Kodjoe in the 2010 NBC series Undercovers, it marked her introduction to American TV.

Awards

  • 2015, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee

Relationships

  • Anne Raw — Mother
  • Patrick Mbatha — Father

College

  • The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (BA in Acting, 2004)

Details

  • Birth Name: Gugulethu Mbatha-Raw
  • Birth Place: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  • Profession: Actor

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