Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s supporting role in ‘A Wrinkle in Time’-Find out her life story and why success still eludes her?

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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Full Name:Gugu Mbatha
Age:38 years 0 months
Birth Date:April 21, 1983
Horoscope:Taurus
Lucky Number:6
Lucky Stone:Emerald
Lucky Color:Green
Best Match for Marriage:Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
Birth Place:Oxford, United Kingdom
Father's Name:Patrick Mbatha
Mother's Name:Anna Mbatha
Marital Status:In Relation
Gender:female
Profession:actress
Education:Henry Box School, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Weight:54 kg
Height / How tall? : 5 feet 3 inches (1.62m)
Net Worth:$500 thousand
Ethnicity:Mixed (South-African, British)
Nationality:American
Hair Color:Black
Eye Color:dark brown
Waist Size:24 inch
Bra Size:34 inch
Hip Size:34 inch
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  • I 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.
  • As 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.
  • I always get a little bit scared reading reviews.
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Fantasy/Science fiction film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ hits the theaters on 8 March 2018. It will be actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s third movie this year which is amazing! In this, she plays the mother (Kate Murry) of Murry children-Meg and Charles. The other two movies this year have been The Cloverfield Paradox and Irreplaceable You.

So how has her career shaped?

Gugu graduated in 2004. She has worked on all 3 media platforms. In 2005, Gugu has played Juliet Capulet in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Royal Exchange Theater, Manchester. She bagged a nomination for Best Actress for this role. The same year she was cast as Octavia in ‘Anthony and Cleopatra’ and in 2009 she played Ophelia in ‘Hamlet’ at London’s West End and Broadway.

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Gugu has portrayed several roles in TV series. She was cast in Bad Girls in 1999, Doctor Who in 2005, Agatha Christie’s Marple in 2004, and Touch in 2012. She had a supporting role in 2011’s Larry Crowne. Her performance in Belle (2013) got rave reviews. She also received a British Independent Film Award for Best Actress and also a nomination for Most Promising Newcomer.

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She also starred in Beyond the Lights in 2014, Jupiter Ascending in 2015, and the Free State of Jones in 2016. She was also cast in Black Mirror (2011). There are other TV serials which she has under her belt. She played Plumette in Beauty and the beast in 2017. She has also done radio and films.

She has been honored by the British Empire for her contribution to drama.

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Why does success still elude her?

Though Gugu has been part of so many successful projects, she has still not achieved a lot of commercial success. She has yet not reached the stardom level though she has got many nominations and awards. The probable reasons: her color, her female gender, not-so-good marketing strategies of her projects amongst others could have caused this obstacle on her success path.

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Birthmoviesdeath.com has analyzed:

“One of the things that has seemingly held Mbatha-Raw back is the fact that her projects, while sounding right on paper, have not worked out for some reason or the other.”

They add:

“The other thing that has to be addressed is Mbatha-Raw’s status as a woman of color in Hollywood. It is well known that both women and non-white performers get fewer opportunities than their white male colleagues, and the combination of two aspects that Hollywood usually sees as a negative is undoubtedly affecting Mbatha-Raw’s career prospects. “

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Gugu Mbatha early life

Gugu was born as Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha-Raw on 21 April 1983 in Oxford at John Radcliffe Hospital. Her father Patrick Mbatha is a South African doctor and her mother Anne Raw is an English nurse. Gugu grew up in Witney after her parents separated. She studied at  Henry Box School and was a member of the National Youth Theater.

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She was a good singer, dancer, and used to play the saxophone well. She was also part of the local acting group Dramascope. She used to act at the Oxford Playhouse since she was 11. In 2001, she joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London on a scholarship. She graduated in 2004.

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Gugu Mbatha’s life on the personal front

Gugu is not married and has no children. She is said to be in a relationship with Harry Lloyd. Harry is also an English actor and has worked with her on some projects. They have never officially announced anything and seem to be busy with their careers at the moment.

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Gugu Mbatha’s social media profiles

Gugu Mbatha is active on social media profiles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She has more than 52k followers on Instagram, over 10.5k followers on Twitter, and over 36k followers on Facebook.

Gugu Mbatha’s body measurements

Gugu Mbatha is 5ft 4 inches tall and owns a weigh of 54kgs. She has black colored hair and a pair of dark brown eyes. Furthermore, her body measures 34-24-34 inches and her dress size is 4 US.

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