- Mother is Jamaican; father is Trinidadian.
- Started taking acting classes at age 7 at the Anna Scher Theatre in North London.
- Made her acting debut in the BBC series Simon and the Witch when she was 10.
- Graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Social and Political Science.
- Reunited with her 28 Days Later director Danny Boyle for Frankenstein at the National Theatre in 2011.
- Awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's New Year Honours List in 2017.
- 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
- 2017, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
- 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 2017, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2017, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
- 2007, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee
- 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2016, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- Lisselle Kayla — Mother
- University of Cambridge, Pembroke College, Cambridge, England (1998); Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England
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