Gugu Mbatha-Raw Biography
Birthday: April 21, 1983 (Taurus)
Born In: Oxford, United Kingdom
Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha, better known as Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is a famous British film and stage actress who gained popularity after she starred in the ‘Doctor Who’ (a British science-fiction TV show) series aired on the BBC channel. Gugu achieved a lot of fame by appearing as Tish Jones, the sister of a major character called Martha Jones, in the series. The audience loved her cheerful spontaneity and there was no turning back for Gugu from a successful acting career ahead! She has also worked in several other British stage and television productions till date. She is critically acclaimed for her stellar performance in ‘Belle’ (2013), a British period drama and ‘Beyond the Lights’ (2014), a romantic drama. She has even appeared in various American productions like ‘Larry Crowne’, a Tom Hanks comedy film and TV shows like the ‘Undercover’, and ‘Touch.’ In 2015, Gugu Mbatha-Raw played the lead role in ‘Nell Gwynn’, a play by Jessica Swale, as a character who was an actress and also the mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland. She received a lot of appreciation from critics who were very pleased with her acting skills, and she went on to be nominated for the prestigious ‘Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress’ award. As a great honor for her services to drama, Gugu was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth II.