Michaela Coel who wrote the play Chewing Gum Dreams has won the Alfred Fagon Award for the Best Playwright of African or Caribbean Descent. She is known for her role in TV series, Chewing Gum and won another British Academy Television Awards for her comedy performance. She is also a poet and is recognized as Michaela The Poet in her dramatic performance at Wembley Arena and Bush Theatre.
How Much Is Michaela's Net Worth?
Michaela Coel, age 30, has gathered the prominent part of her net worth from her career as a British actress. Her blockbuster 2017 movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi grossed a box office of $1.332 billion over the production budget of $200–217 million. The film which aired on 9 December 2017 set a record as it became the fourth film of 2017 to pass $1 billion thresholds. On an opening day, it gathers $450.8 million including $40.6 million from IMAX screenings. Michaela who played as Resistance Monitor likely receives some lucrative amount of payrolls from the thriving billion-dollar movie.
Likewise, her appearances on TV series like Chewing Gum (2015 to 2017) and Black Mirror (2016 to 2017) has also helped to increase her income. Her five years experience as an actress appearing in more than dozens of TV series, movie and theatres has enabled her to accumulate the net worth of more than millions of dollars.
She debuted as an actress in 2013 British TV series Top Boy where she appeared in two episodes as Kayla. In the same year, she performed on Three Birds at Bush Theatre where she portrayed the role as Tiana. Her notable works in movie, TV series and theatre performance from 2013 to 2017 include Law & Order: UK; Chewing Gum Dreams; The Aliens; Monsters: Dark Continent; Medea; and Black Mirror.
Michaela is also playing the role of Kate Ashby in the upcoming drama series Black Earth Rising. The series with a co-production between BBC Two and Netflix set to release in 2018. Besides her acting career, Michalea also has an EP called 22 May as well as vinyl like Fixing Barbie, and We're the Losers. From 2008 to 2016, she won various awards including Laurence Olivier Award, RTS Programme Awards and Alfred Fagon Award.
Addresses Transgender Children Through Chewing Gum
Her series of Chewing Gum has been able to gather positive reviews along with some hilarious comments. Among such reviews on 13 January 2017, Sam Wollaston of the Guardians described her series as 'hilarious, filthy comedy returns.' Chewing Gum also addresses issues of transgender children in a thoughtful way. Sam Wollaston applauded the effort of Chewing Gum team and said it was balanced, thoughtful, thought-provoking.
Who Is Michaela's Boyfriend? Is She Married?
The Chewing Gum actress has been active on social media. Her Twitter is filled with humorous tweets regarding her love life. On one of the tweets of 7 January 2011, Michaela hinted she is single. The actress sarcastically pointed out that she was alive despite not having any boyfriend or a husband.
In the interview with Guardian on 4 October 2015, the actress revealed she was on her period while her ex-beau told her to have sex. From her conversation, it was clear that her then-boyfriend was open-minded and didn't hesitate to discuss the period.
Even though she said that she had a boyfriend in the past, on 17 December 2017, she tweeted insisting she was single alongside with the caption: 'I am my husband.' In her social media Instagram, she shared a photo along with Joshua Kissi on 17 January 2018 in Ada, Ghana. But she said that the picture was just art and also added that she wouldn't declare her love life on social media.
Michaela Coel with Joshua Kissi on Ghana shared on 17 January 2018 (Photo: Instagram)
She has also posted the snapshots with her Chewing Gum co-partner and British actor, Kadiff Kirwan on her Instagram. Regardless of her involvement on social media, she has remained low-key regarding her dating life. As of May 2018, the British actress is reportedly single.
Michaela Coel was born in 1987 in Aldgate, London, England as Michaela Ewuraba O Boakye-Collinson. Michaela celebrates her birthday on 1 October. As a sibling, she has a sister in her family who grew up in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Michaela attended Birmingham University to study English Literature and Theology. She completed her education in 2012 where she graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama.