About Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a beautiful and talented actress from England popularly known after her performance as Tish Jones in the British television series called Doctor Who. She has also appeared in various other films and tv series earning multiple awards, including Black Reel Awards and BAFTA Awards nominations. We will be seeing her amazing performances more in the coming years.

Quick Infos
Full NameGugulethu “Gugu” Sophia Mbatha-Raw
Date of birth21st April of 1983
Birth PlaceOxford in England
Parent(s)Anne Raw and Patrick Mbatha
Birth signTaurus
Net worth500 thousand dollars

Early life

Gugu Mbatha-Raw was born on 21st April of 1983 in the town of Oxfordshire called Oxford in England. Her real name is Gugulethu “Gugu” Sophia Mbatha-Raw, and she is the daughter of Anne Raw and Patrick Mbatha. Her mother was an English nurse, while her father was a South African doctor. She doesn’t have any siblings.

Mbatha-Raw was interested in acting and drama since her early childhood. She attended Henry Box School in Witney, and she used to also participate in various dancing programs like Judy Tompsett School of Dance. She used to also participate in various programs of National Youth Theatre. Later on, she moved to London so she could pursue acting professionally. There she joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she trained and thus began her acting career.




Like many other professional actors and actresses, Gugu Mbatha-Raw started her acting career through theatre. Her first play performance was in a musical called Into the Woods, where she portrayed Cinderella’s ‘s character mother’s character. The play was performed in National Youth Music Theatre in 1999. In 2005, she appeared in 2 other plays, Antony and the Cleopatra as Iras, and in Romeo and Juliet as Juliet Capulet, opposite actor Andrew Garfield.

She also performed in Gethsemane as Monique in 2008. In 2009, she portrayed Ophelia’s character in Shakespeare’s tragic play called Hamlet opposite Jude Law. She then portrayed another main character named Nell Gwynn in Jessica Wale’s play of the same name in 2015.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw made her film debut in 2007 by playing a small role in the thriller film called Straightheads. Later on, she made her small appearances in the film Larry Crowne and Odd Thomas before landing her lead role in the British period drama film called Belle in 2013. She made the breakthrough from the film Belle earning her numerous awards, including the Miami International Film Festival Awards, the African-American Film Critics Association in 2014, Black Reel Awards, and the Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award 2015.

Following a year in 2014, Gugu Mbatha-Raw dropped another hit film, Beyond the Lights, where she starred as Noni Jean. Her performance earned her Chicago Film Festival Awards and Capri Hollywood International Film Festival Award in 2014, including other nominations. In 2015, for her performance in Concussion, she earned NAACP Image Awards and Black Reel Award nomination. since then, she has made appearances in countless other films like among which popular films are Jupiter Ascending, Miss Sloane, Beauty and the Beast, Irreplaceable You, and so on.



Gugu Mbatha-Raw has also made numerous small appearances in tv series and films. After her theatre debut next, she made her television debut in the tv series Holby City in 2004. She landed her first main role in 2010 after making her small appearances in a couple of several tv series like Vital Signs, Bad Girls, Doctor Who, Agatha Christie’s Marple, Bonekickers, etc.

After Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s role as main character Samantha Bloom in Undercovers, she received her first NAACP Image Awards nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series 2011. In 2012, she dropped another main role in the American drama tv series Touch as Clea Hopkins. She also played the main role in the American drama streaming tv series called The Morning Show as Hannah Shoenfeld in 2019. She then voiced Celadon’s character in the fantasy tv series called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

As of 2020, she is currently working on the new mini tv series called Loki, and it is believed to be premiered in 2021.


Gugu Mbatha-RawPersonal life

Mbatha-Raw is active on Instagram and Twitter. She has over 130 thousand followers on Instagram, and she can be connected through @gugumbatharaw. She also has over 16.8 thousand followers on Twitter.

When it comes to her love life, Mbatha-Raw is quite secretive and prefers to keep it private. She is currently believed to be single, but she has one relationship in the past. As per the information received, she was in a relationship with actor Harry Lloyd till 2012. Since then, there haven’t been any rumors regarding her relationships.

Mbatha-Raw has also participated in social activities apart from acting. In 2019, she was seen working for the Burundian refugee victims with UNHCR. When any topics regarding sexual harassment arise, she never fails to raise her voice against it. Her Twitter accounts are filled with topics regarding global social issues and various other problems.


Physical statistics & others

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is 38 years old as of 2020. She has a height of 5 feet and 4 inches with a bodyweight of about 54 kg. Her body measurements are 34-24-35 inches. She possesses a slim body build.

Mbatha-Raw belongs to Caucasian ethnicity, while her nationality is British. She has South African and English ancestry. She possesses beautiful brown skin and black afro hair, which she prefers to keeps short most of the time. She has dark brown eyes. Her sexual orientation is straight. She has Taurus as her birth sign.

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Net worth

Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s net worth as of 2020 is estimated to be around 500 thousand dollars. She earns her dollars solely through her acting. Her net worth may not hit a million; it will definitely hit in the coming future as she is just getting started.