April 21, 1983
38 years old
5 ft 4 in | 162½ cm tall
34-24-34 in | 86-61-86 cm
54 kg | 119 pounds
7 US | 37.5 EU
Gugulethu "Gugu" Sophia Mbatha-Raw was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, on April 21, 1983, is a British actress.
Young Gugu Mbatha-Raw first started performing with the local acting group, Dramascope.
She made her big screen debut in revenge thriller film Straightheads (2007) in role as Young PA.
She got her television debut in BBC One medical drama series Holby City (2004) in episode "Overload", in role as Collette Hill.
Her breakthrough performance came as Dido Elizabeth Belle in period drama film Belle (2013).
She won the BIFA Award for Best Actress for her role as Dido Elizabeth Belle in period drama film Belle (2013).
She was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for her role as Talia in romantic comedy movie Larry Crowne (2011).
She won the Chicago International Film Festival Emerging Artist Award for her role as Noni Jean in romantic drama film Beyond the Lights (2014).
She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance as Prema Mutiso in biographical sports drama movie Concussion (2015).
The Whole Truth (2016) thriller with Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger and Gabriel Basso
Miss Sloane (2016) political thriller opposite Jessica Chastain, Alison Pill and John Lithgow
Free State of Jones (2016) historical war with Matthew McConaughey, Mahershala Ali and Keri Russell
The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) science fiction horror opposite Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl and David Oyelowo
Fast Color (2018) science fiction thriller with David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint and Christopher Denham
Irreplaceable You (2018) romantic comedy drama opposite Michiel Huisman, Steve Coogan and Timothy Simons
Motherless Brooklyn (2019) neo-noir crime with Bruce Willis, Edward Norton and Willem Dafoe
Come Away (2020) fantasy drama opposite David Oyelowo, Anna Chancellor and Angelina Jolie
Summerland (2020) drama with Gemma Arterton, Lucas Bond and Dixie Egerickx
Misbehaviour (2020) comedy drama opposite Keira Knightley, Jessie Buckley and Keeley Hawes
She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Samantha Bloom in NBC action spy television series Undercovers (2010).
Vital Signs (2006) ITV drama series in role as Eve
Bad Girls (2006) ITV drama series in role as Fidelity Saunders
Spooks (2006) BBC One spy drama series in role as Jenny
Doctor Who (2007) BBC One science fiction television programme in role as Tish Jones
Lost in Austen (2008) British series in role as Piranha
Bonekickers (2008) BBC drama series in role as Viv Davis
Touch (2012) Fox drama series in role as Clea Hopkins
The Morning Show (2019) Apple TV+ drama series in role as Hannah Shoenfeld
She voiced Seladon in Netflix and The Jim Henson Company fantasy television series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019).
Loki (2021) Disney+ series in role as Ravonna Lexus Renslayer
The Girl Before (2021) HBO Max and the BBC drama series in role as Jane
Attended The Henry Box School in Witney, Oxfordshire.
Graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, in London (2004).
Has English and South African ancestry.
She played Juliet Capulet in a play "Romeo and Juliet" (2005) at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
She was nominated for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her role as Nell Gwynn in a play "Nell Gwynn" (2015) at Shakespeare's Globe.
She was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2015.
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2017.
She was appointed a global Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in 2021.
She dated British actor Harry Lloyd.