January 7, 1982
39 years old
Ethiopia - Ireland
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm
34-24-33 in | 86-61-84 cm
52 kg | 115 lbs
8.5 US | 39 EU
Ruth Negga was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 7, 1982, is an Ethiopian-Irish actress.
Young Ruth Negga began her professional acting career in 2003.
She made her big screen debut in Irish crime drama film Capital Letters (2004) in role as Taiwo.
She got her television debut in BBC One medical soap opera Doctors (2004) in role as Wanda Harrison.
Her breakthrough performance came as Mildred Loving in biographical romantic drama film Loving (2016).
She landed her stage debut in a play "Duck" (2003) in role as Cat, for which she was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play.
Passing (2021) drama in role as Claire Kendry, opposite Tessa Thompson, André Holland and Alexander Skarsgård
She was nominated for the Academy Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Mildred Loving in biographical romantic drama film Loving (2016).
She was nominated for the Irish Film & Television Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Film for her performance as Charlie in comedy drama Breakfast on Pluto (2005).
She was nominated for the London Film Critics Circle Award for British/Irish Actress of the Year and a British Academy Scotland Award for Best Actress in Film for her role as Iona in drama movie Iona (2015).
She was nominated for the Irish Film & Television Academy Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role – Film for her performance as Mary in horror science fiction movie Isolation (2005).
She was nominated for the Irish Film & Television Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Film for her role as in comedy drama film Breakfast on Pluto (2005).
World War Z (2013) action horror opposite Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and Daniella Kertesz
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013) biographical drama with André 3000, Imogen Poots and Hayley Atwell
Noble (2014) drama opposite Deirdre O'Kane, Sarah Greene and Brendan Coyle
Of Mind and Music (2014) drama with Aunjanue Ellis, Joaquim de Almeida and Bill Cobbs
Warcraft (2016) action fantasy opposite Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton and Ben Foster
Ad Astra (2019) science fiction with Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones and Liv Tyler
She voiced Mother in Irish animated family film Angela's Christmas Wish (2020).
She was nominated for the Irish Film & Television Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Television for her performance as Agnes Evans in British political thriller series Secret State (2012).
Love Is the Drug (2004) Irish drama series in role as Lisa Sheerin
Criminal Justice (2008) BBC drama series in role as Melanie Lloyd / Melanie
Personal Affairs (2009) BBC Three comedy drama series in role as Doris Siddiqi
Five Daughters (2010) British television drama miniseries in role as Rochelle
The Nativity (2010) British drama series in role as Leah
She had recurring role as Rosie in Irish drama series Love/Hate (2010-2011).
She had recurring role as Nikki in British science fiction comedy drama television show Misfits (2010).
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2015, 2018) science fiction series in role as Raina
Preacher (2016-2019) AMC drama series in role as Tulip O'Hare
Graduated from Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College in Dublin, with a BA in Acting Studies.
Has Irish and Ethiopian ancestry.
She played Ophelia in a play "Hamlet" (2010-2011), at National Theatre London.
She was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her role as Hamlet in a play "Hamlet" (2018), at Gate Theatre, Dublin.
She voiced Shanalotte (Emerald Herald) in video game Dark Souls II (2014).
She voiced Ishtar in video game El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (2011).
She dated actor Dominic Cooper (2009-2018).