Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Last updated 18 April 2017

Gugu Mbatha-Raw
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Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha

Born: 1983 (age: 40)


Gugu Mbatha-Raw  is an English actress.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw was born  in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England. Her name, "Gugulethu", means pride in Zulu.

She has appeared in Romeo and Juliet at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre as well as on television series such as Bad Girls (1999), Doctor Who (2007) and Marple (2007). In September 2010, she starred in the JJ Abrams TV series Undercovers, which was cancelled two months later.

In June 2011, Mbatha-Raw was cast as the female lead in the Fox pilot Touch opposite Kiefer Sutherland. She also had a supporting role in Larry Crowne, playing against Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.