Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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  • Birth Name: Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha
  • Birth Place: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's 2017 Birthday Honours.

Awards

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

Relationships

  • Patrick Mbatha — Father
  • Anne Raw — Mother

College

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

Details

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

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