Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gender

Female

Known Credits

12

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Date of Birth: Jun 30, 1983

Birthplace: Oxford - Oxfordshire - England - UK

 

 

Biography

Gugu, short for Gugulethu which is Zulu for Our Pride, was born in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England. Her mother, Anne Raw, is a Caucasian English nurse, and her father, Patrick Mbatha, is a Black South African doctor. Her parents separated when she was a year old, and she was brought up by her mother in the town of Witney, Oxfordshire (she is still close to her father). She joined the local acting group Dramascope and, from the age of eleven, appeared in the pantomime at Oxford Playhouse every year. A talented singer and dancer as well as playing the saxophone, she joined the Oxford Youth Music Theatre in her teens.

Known For

Filmography

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

as Dr. Kate Murry

2018

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

as Plumette

2017

Miss Sloane

Miss Sloane

as Esme Manucharian

2016

The Whole Truth

The Whole Truth

as Janelle

2016

Concussion

Concussion

as Prema Mutiso

2015

Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending

as Famulus

2015

Beyond The Lights

Beyond The Lights

as Noni Jean

2014

Belle

Belle

as Dido Elizabeth Belle

2014

Lost in Austen

Lost in Austen

as Pirhana

2008