Ruth Negga Biography

Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga
  • Born Jan. 7, 1982

Ruth Negga (/ˈneɪɡə/; born 7 January 1982) is an Ethiopian-Irish actress who has appeared in the films Capital Letters (2004) (also released as Trafficked in some countries), Isolation (2005), Breakfast on Pluto (2005) and Warcraft (2016). She has also played roles in television, such as in the BBC mini-series Criminal Justice, RTÉ\'s Love/Hate, E4\'s Misfits, and ABC\'s Marvel\'s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In 2016, she began a starring role as Tulip O\'Hare in AMC\'s Preacher.\n', '

For her portrayal of Mildred Loving in Loving (2016), Negga was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award 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, as well as the BAFTA Rising Star Award.\n', '

Negga was born in 1982 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to an Irish mother, Norra, and an Ethiopian father, Dr. Negga. Her parents met while her mother was working as a nurse in Ethiopia. Negga lived in the country until she was four. She is an only child. Her father died in a car accident when she was seven. Raised in Limerick, Ireland, she has lived in London since 2006.\n', '

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