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Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha, better known as Gugu Mbatha-Raw, was born on 21 April 1983, in Oxford, England, to Anne Raw, a nurse of Caucasian English descent, and Patrick Mbatha, a doctor of South African descent. She is a British actress, best known for her role as Tish Jones in the TV drama “Doctor Who”, as well as for playing the title role in the film “Belle”.

So just how rich is Gugu Mbatha-Raw at present? According to sources in late 2016, Mbatha-Raw has established a net worth over $500,000, earned during her acting career which began in 2004.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Net Worth $500,000 Dollars

Mbatha-Raw’s parents separated when she was a baby, and she was raised by her mother in the town of Witney, Oxfordshire, where she attended the The Henry Box School. During her teenage years, she joined the local acting group Dramascope, and went on to appear in the pantomime at the Oxford Playhouse on a regular basis. Around the same time she joined the Oxford Youth Music Theatre, excelling in acting, dancing and playing the saxophone. In 2001 she enrolled in the acclaimed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, where she was involved in various theater productions, such as Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”.

Upon her graduation in 2004, Mbatha-Raw made her television debut in the BBC One series “Holby City”, and the following year landed the role of Cleopatra in “Antony and Cleopatra”, followed by the role of Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet”, both at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. The latter performance earned her a nomination for best actress in the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards.

In 2006 the actress was cast in the recurring role of Eve in the television series “Vital Signs”, and appeared in the series “Bad Girls” and “Spooks”. The following year she was cast as Tish Jones in the popular BBC TV series “Doctor Who”, paving her way to recognition and fame. Her wealth began to rise.

Opportunities continued to come her way in 2008, with recurring roles in the series “Lost in Austen” and “Bonekickers”. The following year saw her playing Ophelia in the West End and Broadway productions of “Hamlet”, then in 2010 she was cast in the leading role of Samantha Bloom in the NBC television series “Undercovers”.

In 2011 Mbatha-Raw expanded her range into film parts as well, making her big screen debut with the role of Talia in the romantic comedy “Larry Crowne”. A year later, she was cast as Clea Hopkins in the television series “Touch”. All contributed to her net worth.

Her resume continued to grow in the following years, as she landed roles in films such as “Odd Thomas”, “Beyond the Lights” and “Concussion”. She received rave reviews for her portrayal of Dido Elizabeth Belle in the 2014 period drama film “Belle”, which earned her a number of nominations and awards, including a British Independent Film Award for Best Performance by an Actress. Mbatha-Raw was also praised for her portrayal of the title role in the 2015 play “Nell Gwynn” at Shakespeare’s Globe. Her wealth was certainly boosted.

Her most recent film appearances were in the 2016 “Free State of Jones”, “The Whole Truth” and “Miss Sloane”. She is currently filming the fantasy adventure film “A Wrinkle in Time”, announced to be released in 2018, having two other film projects in post-production.

Speaking about her personal life, Mbatha-Raw is apparently still single, following a relationship with fellow actor Harry Lloyd.

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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Breakthrough PerformanceBelle (2013)
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actress, Motion PictureBelle (2013)
2014AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best ActressBelle (2013)
2014BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressBelle (2013)
2014British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActressBelle (2013)
2014Capri Rising StarCapri, HollywoodBeyond the Lights (2014)
2014Emerging Artist AwardChicago International Film FestivalBeyond the Lights (2014)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016All Def Movie AwardAll Def Movie AwardsBest ActressConcussion (2015)
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, Motion PictureConcussion (2015)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureConcussion (2015)
2015EE Rising Star AwardBAFTA Awards
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actress, Motion PictureBeyond the Lights (2014)
2015COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBreakthrough Film ArtistBelle (2013)
2015Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest Female NewcomerBelle (2013)
2015Breakthrough AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Belle (2013)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureBelle (2013)
2015INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best ActressBeyond the Lights (2014)
2015ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actress of the YearBelle (2013)
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - FemaleBelle (2013)
2014British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsMost Promising NewcomerBelle (2013)
2014CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising PerformerBelle (2013)
2014DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBreakthrough ArtistBelle (2013)
2014Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest ActressBeyond the Lights (2014)
2014Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion PictureBelle (2013)
2014VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActressBeyond the Lights (2014)
2014WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsActress Feature FilmBelle (2013)
2012Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceLarry Crowne (2011)
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesUndercovers (2010)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Pauline Kael Breakout AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBelle (2013)

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1Ranked as having one of the "Most Beautiful Famous Faces" by TC Candler's list of the "100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World" for 3 consecutive years. She was ranked #33 in 2016, #22 in 2015 and #15 in 2014.
2Shared the cover of Vanity Fair magazine's 2016 Hollywood issue with, Jane Fonda, Viola Davis, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Rachel Weisz, Lupita Nyong'o, Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander, Charlotte Rampling, Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton and Saoirse Ronan. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
3Nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in the play Nell Gwynn in 2015.
4In 2011, she was named a "Brit to Watch" by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
5Was one of the eight women honored at the 2014 ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards for their creative contributions to the world of film.
6Trained at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, England.
7Is an only child. Daughter of Patrick Mbatha, a South African doctor, and Anne Raw, an English nurse.
8Her name is pronounced "Goo-Goo mBAH-tah Raw". Her birth name, "Gugulethu", is a contraction of "igugu lethu", that means "Our Pride" in Zulu.

1I try to put myself into whatever character I play.
2At home I wear my own clothes, no makeup and don't do anything exciting with my hair. I get to borrow pretty dresses for the red carpet, and have experts do my hair and makeup.
3Because I had grown up with Jane Austen novels and period dramas, I was very familiar with that period and that world.
4It's not often that you get a chance in one role to do the glamour bit and then strip off all the makeup and reveal the real person beneath the facade. Usually, it's either a glamorous role or a raw, emotional role.
5For me, it was all about working with an inspirational filmmaker.
6I'm interested in playing lots of different complex women.
7From the age of four, I loved ballet and tap. I was in the school band, the choir, and all my school plays.
8For me, after emotionally intense roles, I'd need to take a step back because then there's the promoting of the film which is another job in itself.
9I enjoy classics, but classics are classics for a reason.
10It is important to be conscious of the message that you're putting out there. It takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get a movie to the screen. I do feel a certain element of responsibility to say something worth saying with it, as well as entertainment.
11Don't worry about society's conditioning and the labels that are put on you by external forces. Hold onto your true self.
12I try not to define myself. Other people are going to do that for you anyway.
13But when you become a slave to a public persona and don't feel comfortable without it, it becomes a shield and it shouldn't come at the expense of your self-worth.
14Different fragrances promote different emotions, and I find that fragrance gets me in the frame of mind for that person.
15Because of my job, my hair gets played with a lot on set, so I try to give it little bit of breathing space when I'm not working.
16I think there are parts of myself in every character I play.
17I was always the one leading the way in terms of wanting to do acting, singing and dancing.
18As an actress, I'm an emotional person.
19I was lucky that my mother had a very well-adjusted perspective of the world, and never pressured me to do anything I didn't want to do.
20I like being free to take on any project that inspires me and to trust that the work will speak for itself.
21[on cooking] don't really have one dish. I'm a very improvisational cook. I sort of like to make things up as I go along. I'm quite creative in the kitchen.
22I think, irrespective of your race, everybody has moments in life where they don't fit in, or where they try to puzzle through who they really are or to find the courage of their convictions.
23I always get a little bit scared reading reviews.
24As a biracial girl growing up in England, I'd never really seen any historical characters who looked like me depicted on film before that weren't being brutalized or playing slaves.
25I try not to limit myself. The actors that inspire me are the comedians and the people able to shape-shift into different roles and into different media. That ensures your longevity as an artist and prevents you from getting bored with yourself and, hopefully, prevents people from getting bored with you.

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