Ruth Negga Biography


Ruth Negga

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Birth Name: Ruth Negga
Birth Country: Ethiopia
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
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Best known for her petite frame and big doe-like eyes, Ruth Negga is an actress. She is famous for starring the role of Taiwo in the movie Capital Letters. She is also well known for portraying the role of Rosie in the BBC mini-series Criminal Justice, RTÉ's Love/Hate. Ruth Negga was born in the early 1980s in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to parents of diverse descent. She was raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia till she was four and then she moved to Limerick, Ireland.

Ruth has been in love with an English actor Dominic Cooper since 2010. They are living together in London since that time on. He is an actor and has appeared in television, film, theatre and radio. They are still having romantic love affairs as a loving boyfriend and girlfriend. Her nationality is Irish and Ethiopian and she also has mixed ethnicity. She is five feet and three inches in her height.

At the age of four Ruth moved to Limerick, Ireland with her parents. Her father who had Ethiopian descent died in a car accident when she was just seven years old. She was then raised by her mother in Limerick, Ireland. After her high school, she joined Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College, Dublin. There she majored in Acting Studies and she finally earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from there in 2004. In 2003, she got nominated in 2003's Most Promising Newcomer at the Olivier Awards. She made her feature film debut in 2004 by starring the role of Taiwo in the movie Capital Letters. That year, she also starred the role of Wanda Harrison in a British medical soap opera Doctors. Next year, she appeared in the movies like Stars, 3-Minute 4-Play, Breakfast on Pluto and Isolation. She got her rise in fame in 2010 after she began portraying the role of Rosie in an Irish dramatic television series Love/Hate. There she appeared in about eight episodes. She is also critically acclaimed for starring the role of Lady Taria in an American fantasy film Warcraft. Her net worth is $4 million.

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Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1982

Ruth Negga was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She was born to parents of diverse descent and was raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia till she was four. After that she moved to Limerick, Ireland. Her nationality is Irish and Ethiopian.

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Her father died in a car accident

1989

When she was four, she moved to Limerick, Ireland with her parents. Her father who had Ethiopian descent died in a car accident when she was just a little girl. After the death of her father, she was then raised by her mother. 

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Graduated from Trinity College, Dublin

2004

She got her formal education in Republic of Ireland since she was aged 4. With the completion of her higher secondary education, she joined Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College, Dublin. There she majored in Acting Studies and she finally earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from there in 2004.

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First feature film, Capital Letters

2004

While she was in Trinity College, she performed in several plays. In 2003 Olivier Awards, she was she got nominated in 2003's Most Promising Newcomer. She made her feature film debut in 2004 by starring the role of Taiwo in the movie Capital Letters. 

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Appeared in the television series, Doctors

2004

She has been active as an actress since 2004. In 2004, she played the role of Wanda Harrison in a British medical soap opera Doctors. She also starred the role of Lisa Sheerin in the TV series Love is the Drug in 2004. 

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Was named Ireland's Shooting Star

2006

She made her acting debut in 2004 and within two years she was named Ireland's Shooting Star. She received this honor at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival. She has also once been nominated in Behind the Voice Actors Awards. 

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Performed in the play, Phèdre

2009

As an actress, she has appeared in several movies, TV series and theater plays. In 2009, she performed in the play Phèdre at the National Theatre London. Next year, she starred in the play Hamlet at the National Theatre London.

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Appeared in the television series, Love/Hate

2010

In 2010, she portrayed the role of Rosie in an Irish dramatic television series Love/Hate and this role established her as a talented actress. She is also critically acclaimed for starring the role of Lady Taria in an American fantasy film Warcraft.

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Began dating Dominic Cooper

2010

Ruth has been in love with an English actor Dominic Cooper since 2010. They are living together in London since that time on. He is an actor and has appeared in television, film, theatre and radio. They are still having romantic love affairs as a loving boyfriend and girlfriend. 

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Won Irish Film and Television Awards

2012

Till date she has been nominated in Irish Film and Television Awards for seven different times in her life and out of these seven nominations she has been honored only once. She won this award in 2012 for Best Actress - Television. 

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