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Natalie Gumede

Last updated 09 January 2020

Natalie Gumede
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Natalie Gumede

Born: Wednesday 21st March 1984 (age: 37)


Natalie Gumede is from Burnley in Lancashire, best known for her role as Kirsty Soames in Coronation Street.

Her career got off to an early start when, at the age of eleven, she presented in that year's Children in Need. After graduating, from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 2003, she played China in the Ideal, made a guest appearance as Tania Coles in Emmerdale, and then was a regular in The Percussionists before the cobbles of Coronation Street beckoned in 2011, for which she won the NTA Award for Most Popular Newcomer. With her character sent to prison in 2013, Gumede went on to be a runner up in that year's Strictly Come Dancing, appeared in an episode of Moving On and Death in Paradise, and currently stars in online comedy series Sally The Life Coach.

Her father was the only president of the short-lived Zimbabwe-Rhodesia.