Gugu Mbatha-Raw Biography


Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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Birth Name: Gugu Mbatha-Raw
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Birth Country: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Sign: taurus
Age:   34 Years
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Winner of African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) for Best Actress, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress who has starred in the stage shows as well as in the movies. She is best known for starring the role of Dido Elizabeth Belle in a British period drama film Belle. She has also performed in the radio show Living with the Enemy where she played the role of Sophie and others. Sweet and lovely lady, Gugu Mbatha-Raw was born as Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was born to Patrick Mbatha and Anna Mbatha.

Gugu Mbatha Raw was raised in Witney in Oxfordshire. As a child, she was enrolled at Henry Box School. When she was young, she was interested in music, acting, and dancing. To accomplish those dreams, her parents enrolled her in National Youth Theater. In 2001, she joined Royal Academy of Dramatic Art  where she took her drama training. Three years later, she starred the role of Collette Hill in  a British medical drama television series Holby City. In 2005, she appeared in the TV movie Walk Away and I Stumble. She has also appeared in the TV series like Vital Signs, Doctor Who Confidential, Doctor Who and much more. She made her feature film debut in 2011 portraying the role of Talia in an American romantic comedy film Larry Crowne. She got her rise to fame after she portrayed the role of Dido Elizabeth Belle in the drama movie Belle. Her net worth is $500 Thousand.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw has never been married in her life and she is still in search of her good husband. But she once had romantic affairs with Harry Lloyd. Harry Lloyd is also an actor and he is famous for his role of Will Scarlet in a British television program Robin Hood. She has English and South African descent.

 

 

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Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

1983 21st of April

Gugu Mbatha-Raw was born as Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was born to Patrick Mbatha and Anna Mbatha. She was raise in the town of Witney in Oxfordshire. She was born in the early 1980s. 

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Joined Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

2001

When she was young, she was interested in music, acting and dancing. To accomplish those dreams, her parents enrolled her in National Youth Theater. In 2001, she joined Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she took her drama training.

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Began her acting career

2004

She made her acting debut in 2004 by starring the role of Collette Hill in a British medical drama television series Holby City. In 2005, she appeared in the TV movie Walk Away and I Stumble. She has also appeared in the TV series like Vital Signs, Doctor Who Confidential, Doctor Who and many more.

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Appeared in the radio show Living with the Enemy

2006

She has also performed in several radio shows. In 2006, she played the role of Sophie and others in the radio show Living with the Enemy. Three years later, she performed in the show Choice of Straws. 

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First feature film, Larry Crowne

2011

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress who has starred in the stage shows as well as in the movies. She made her feature film debut in 2011 portraying the role of Talia in an American romantic comedy film Larry Crowne. 

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Broke up with Harry Lloyd

2012

She once had romantic affairs with Harry Lloyd. Harry Lloyd is also an actor and he if famous for his role of Will Scarlet in a British television programme Robin Hood. This love life lasted for few years and they broke up in 2012. 

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Appeared in the movie, Belle

2013

She is best known for starring the role of Dido Elizabeth Belle in the drama movie Belle. She is also acclaimed for her role in the movies like Free State of Jones, The Whole Truth, Jupiter Ascending and many more. 

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Won British Independent Film Awards

2014

She is best known for starring the role of Dido Elizabeth Belle in a British period drama film Belle. For this role, she got her first nomination in British Independent Film Awards in 2014 and she won this award that year for Best Actress. 

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Won African-American Film Critics Association

2014

She has also once been honored with African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) and that was in 2014. She was honored with this award as a Best Actress and that was for her famous role Dido Elizabeth Belle in a British period drama film Belle.

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Won Black Reel Awards

2015

In 2015, she got nominated in Black Reel Awards for her role in the movies like Beyond the Lights and Belle. She was also honored with this award that year for Outstanding Actress, Motion Picture and that was for her role in Belle. 

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