Ruth Negga

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Ruth Negga
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Negga at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
Born (1982-01-07) 7 January 1982 (age 37)
NationalityEthiopian, Irish
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present

Ruth Negga (born 7 January 1982) is an Ethiopian-Irish actress. She is well known for her role as Mildred Loving in the movie Loving (2016). For this role, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and won an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actress.[1]

Negga has appeared in the movies Capital Letters (2004), Isolation (2005), Breakfast on Pluto (2005) and Warcraft (2016). She has also played roles in television, such as in the BBC miniseries Criminal Justice, RTÉ's Love/Hate, E4's Misfits, ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and AMC's Preacher.

Negga was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital city. Her mother is Irish and her father is Ethiopian. She grew up in Limerick.[2] She lives in London, England.

References[change | change source]

  1. Clarke, Donald (24 January 2017). "Oscars 2017: Ruth Negga nominated for best actress award". The Irish Times. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  2. "Ruth Negga Biography". Golden Globes. Retrieved 9 April 2019.

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