From minor roles in TV series, to lead role in British drama, she has come a long way to become an A-listed actress. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is known for her titular character in the British period drama film, Belle.
The 35-year old is also known for her role of Noni in Beyond The Lights. Her movies including Farmin and Motherless Brooklyn, which are in the post-production phase, is due to hit the big screens in the coming year.
On-Screen Dating, What About Her Real Life Romance?
Gugu was one of the central characters of the 2013 British period drama film, Belle. Actor, Sam Reid depicted her on-screen lover's role in their most ambitious project. The onscreen couple also glazed the red carpet of their movie premiere held in New York in 2014.
Gugu with Sam Reid at the dinner party hosted after the Belle premiere in New York on 28 April 2014 (Photo: Dailymail.co.uk)
Gugu charmed the movie event in her green satin Grecian-style gown, by Lanvin and her gold and yellow jewelry with her style curls also enhanced her glamorous appearance.
On the other hand, her on-screen boyfriend, Sam looked dapper in his fitted blue tuxedo contrasted by a white shirt.
However talking about her real-life romance, Gugu was once reportedly in the news of dating actor Harry Lloyd until 2012, they parted ways. Although she kept her affair under wrap, it becomes quite clear that Gugu did have some dating history back then.
The actress is reportedly not married and does not have a husband yet.
Medical Parents Divorced; Talks About Ethnicity!
Gugu is the daughter of Patrick Mbatha and Anne Raw. Her father is a SouthAfrican doctor while her mother, Anne is an English Nurse.
Her parents separated ways when she was a year old. Since then her mother has raised her as a single parent in Witney, Oxfordshire. However, the actress is still close to her father, Patrick.
Coming from her parents of two different countries, Gugu belongs to biracial ethnicity. Gugu on her interview for the Evening Standard magazine in late January 2015 revealed that she enjoyed period dramas but admitted of not preferring biracial backdrop love story like the 2010 British historical movie drama, Downtown Abbey.
How Much Is Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Net Worth?
Gugu has accumulated the net worth of $2 million from her professional acting job since the year 2004. She gathered her increasing earnings portraying the character of Dr. Kate Murry in the 2018 American science fantasy adventure movie, A Wrinkle in Time. The sci-fi film was produced on a budget of $100 million that later made a box-office collection of $132.7 million.
Gugu earned a lot of paychecks donning the role of Plumette in Bill Condon’s 2015 musical romantic fantasy film, The Beauty, and the Beast. The movie was made on a huge capital of $254.6 million that later took the box office by storm and collected $1.264 billion worldwide.
In her movie, Belle (2013), she stars alongside Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Sam Reid, Sarah Gadon and many more. Miranda Richardson is best known for her role in Dance with a Stranger. Sarah is a Canadian actress and is famous for her portrayal in Dangerous Minds.
The Beyond The Lights actress was born on 21 April 1983 in Oxford, the United Kingdom with the birth name Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha-Raw as per wiki. The British actress stands at the height of 1.63 m (5’ 4”) tall and weighs around 65 kgs. Her birth sign is Taurus.
The actress went to Henry Box School and participated in the National Youth Theatre and trained in acting, dance, and musical theatre from an early age. She later migrated to London in 2001 to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.