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Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga
(/ˈneɪɡə/; born 7 January 1982) is an Ethiopian-born Irish actress who has appeared in the films Capital Letters (2004) (also released as Trafficked in some countries), Isolation (2005), Breakfast on Pluto (2005) and Warcraft (2016).[2] She has also played roles in television, such as in the BBC
BBC
mini-series Criminal Justice, RTÉ's Love/Hate, E4's Misfits, and ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. In 2016, she began a starring role as Tulip O'Hare in AMC's Preacher. For her portrayal of Mildred Loving
Mildred Loving
in Loving (2016), Negga was nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead and Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress, as well as the BAFTA Rising Star Award.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Awards 5 Theatre 6 Filmography

6.1 Feature films 6.2 Short films 6.3 Television 6.4 Video games

7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Negga was born in 1982 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,[3] to an Irish mother, Norra, and an Ethiopian father, Dr. Negga. Her parents met while her mother was working as a nurse in Ethiopia.[4] Negga lived in the country until she was four. She is an only child. Her father died in a car accident when she was seven.[5] Raised in Limerick, Ireland, she has lived in London since 2006.[6][7] Negga studied at the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College, Dublin,[8] graduating with a BA in Acting Studies.[5] Career[edit] Negga made her screen debut in the Irish film Capital Letters (2004), playing the lead role of Taiwo. She went on to play the lead role of Mary in Isolation the following year. Prior to this, she had been working mostly in theatre.[8] After seeing Negga act, director Neil Jordan changed the script to Breakfast on Pluto so that she could appear in the movie.[5] She has also starred in Colour Me Kubrick (2005), with John Malkovich, and the short films The Four Horsemen, 3-Minute 4-Play and Stars.[citation needed]

Negga at the 2016 Cannes Festival

On television Negga has appeared in Doctors, Criminal Justice and the Irish series Love Is the Drug. She played the lead role of Doris "Sid" Siddiqi in the BBC
BBC
Three series Personal Affairs, alongside Laura Aikman, Annabel Scholey and Maimie McCoy.[9] Negga portrayed Rosie in the first two series of Love/Hate.[10] Negga appeared as Dame Shirley Bassey
Shirley Bassey
in the BBC
BBC
production Shirley in 2011 and won the IFTA Award for Best Actress (Television) for her performance. Her theatre work includes roles in Duck, Titus Andronicus and Lay Me Down Softly.[11] As of 2007, she began working with the Irish theatrical group Pan Pan Theatre. In 2010, she played Ophelia
Ophelia
in the National Theatre's production of Hamlet. She also provided voice acting in the video game Dark Souls II, playing Shanalotte, otherwise known as "the Emerald Herald". In 2013, it was announced that Negga had been booked for a recurring role as Raina on the American TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..[12][13] She appeared in 17 episodes of the programme.[10] She filmed scenes for Steve McQueen's Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave, but her role was ultimately cut from the movie.[14] In March 2015, Negga was cast in the role of Tulip O'Hare in AMC fantasy drama series Preacher, which debuted the following year.[15] In 2016, Negga starred in Loving, which premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and later screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.[14][16] The film is based on the true story of the Lovings, a married interracial couple in the 1950s and 1960s Virginia, whose relationship led to the Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia. Negga received rave reviews for the role,[10] and garnered multiple award nominations, including for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, and the BAFTA Rising Star Award.[17][18] Personal life[edit] Negga was in a relationship with actor Dominic Cooper
Dominic Cooper
beginning in 2010. The two lived together in London.[10][19] They reportedly split in April 2018.[20] Awards[edit] Negga was nominated as 2003's Most Promising Newcomer at the Olivier Awards.[6] She was chosen as Ireland's Shooting Star for the 2006 Berlin Film Festival.[8] She has received many accolades for her role of Mildred Loving
Mildred Loving
in the 2016 film Loving, including Academy Award, Critic's Choice, and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress. Theatre[edit]

Duck: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (2003) Phèdre: National Theatre London (2009) Hamlet: National Theatre London (2010/11) Playboy of the Western World: Old Vic Theatre
Old Vic Theatre
London (2011)

Filmography[edit] Feature films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2004 Capital Letters Taiwo

2005 Breakfast on Pluto Charlie Nominated — Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Film

2005 Isolation Mary Nominated — Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role – Film

2005 Colour Me Kubrick Lolita

2012 The Samaritan Iris

2013 World War Z WHO doctor

2013 12 Years a Slave Celeste Deleted scenes

2013 Jimi: All Is by My Side Ida

2014 Noble Joan

2014 Of Mind and Music Jessica

2015 Iona Iona Nominated — British Academy Scotland Award for Best Actress in Film Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for British/Irish Actress of the Year

2016 Loving Mildred Loving African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Award for Best Actress Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actress New York Film Critics Online Best Breakthrough Performer Palm Springs International Film Festival Rising Star Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Vituosos Award Satellite Award for Best Actress (tied with Isabelle Huppert) Nominated — Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actress Nominated — AACTA International Award for Best Actress Nominated — Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated — BAFTA Rising Star Award Nominated — Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress Nominated — Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Nominated — Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Nominated — Gotham Award for Best Actress Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for British/Irish Actress of the Year Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Nominated — San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Nominated — St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated — Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress

2016 Warcraft Lady Taria, Queen of Stormwind

2019 Ad Astra

Post-production

Short films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2005 Stars Sophie

2005 3-Minute 4-Play Woman

2006 The Four Horsemen Woman Priest

2009 Corduroy Tess

2010 Jacob

2010 Bleach Anne

2011 Hello Carter Doctor

2013 Things He Never Said Rachel

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2004 Doctors Wanda Harrison Episode: "The Replacement"

2004 Love is the Drug Lisa Sheerin 4 episodes

2008 Criminal Justice Melanie Lloyd 5 episodes

2009 Personal Affairs Doris "Sid" Siddiqi 5 episodes

2010 Five Daughters Rochelle 3 episodes

2010–2011 Love/Hate Rosie 8 episodes Nominated — Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Television

2010 Misfits Nikki 6 episodes Nominated — Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Television

2010 The Nativity Leah 4 episodes

2011 Shirley Shirley Bassey Television film Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role – Television Nominated — RTS Television Award for Best Actor (Female)

2012 Secret State Agnes Evans 4 episodes Nominated — Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Television

2013–2015, 2018 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Raina Recurring (season 1-2) Guest, Episode "Inside Voices" (season 5) Nominated — Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Television

2016–present Preacher Tulip O'Hare Main cast

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes

2014 Dark Souls II Shanalotte (Emerald Herald) Nominated — BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award for Best Female Lead Vocal Performance Nominated — BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble

See also[edit]

biography portal

List of actors with Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations

References[edit]

^ " Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga
Biography". Goldenglobes.com. Retrieved 19 February 2017.  ^ "Oscars 2017: Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga
nominated for best actress award". The Irish Times. Retrieved 25 March 2018.  ^ "Africa from A to Z: Fast facts on the 55 states - Ethiopia". South Africa Gateway. 6 December 2017. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.  ^ "'Always a star in the family': Ruth's Oscar bid". Limerickleader.ie. Retrieved 30 December 2017.  ^ a b c Gutierrez, Jorge (2 December 2006). "Ruth Negga, a star without a label". Cafe Babel.com. Archived from the original on 29 May 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2009.  ^ a b Phil Hoad (8 January 2006). "Rising Star: Ruth Negga, actor". The Observer.  ^ Alan Owens, "Ruth's star is on the rise with BBC", Limerick
Limerick
Leader, 20 August 2011. ^ a b c Cineuropa – Interviews – Ruth Negga, Actress. Cineuropa.org. ^ "P.A.s cast have Secs Appeal on BBC
BBC
Three". BBC
BBC
Press Office. 2 June 2008. ^ a b c d Notaro, Vicki (23 May 2016). "How Oscar-tipped Ruth Negga's star has finally ascended..." Irish Independent. Retrieved 23 May 2016.  ^ Company Members: Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga
Archived 29 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine., National Theatre. April 2009. ^ "Jere Burns Upped On 'Justified', Michael Rispoli, Ruth Negga, Danielle Nicolet In Arcs". Deadline.com. ^ Declassifying Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Ep. 105: Girl in the Flower Dress. Marvel.com. ^ a b Clarke, Donald (17 May 2016). "Negga's 'Loving' performance already generating Oscar buzz". The Irish Times. Retrieved 6 February 2017.  ^ "First Casting Announcement for AMC's "Preacher"! - Bloody Disgusting". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 30 December 2017.  ^ " Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga
portrays civil rights activist Mildred Loving". Toronto Star, 10 November 2016, pg. E1. ^ "Oscar nominations 2017: the full list". Guardian. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017.  ^ Brady, Sarah (6 February 2017). " Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga
continues her successful award season run with yet another honour". Irish Independent. Retrieved 25 March 2018.  ^ McBride, Caitlin (8 June 2016). "Irish actress Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga
and Dominic Cooper
Dominic Cooper
make rare public appearance at Warcraft premiere". Irish Independent. Retrieved 9 June 2016.  ^ Marcus, Emily (5 April 2018). " Dominic Cooper
Dominic Cooper
and Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga
Split After 8 Years Together". Retrieved 5 April 2018. 

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Ian Charleson Award

Ian Hughes (1990) Joe Dixon (1991) Tom Hollander
Tom Hollander
(1992) Emma Fielding (1993) Toby Stephens
Toby Stephens
(1994) Lucy Whybrow (1995) Alexandra Gilbreath (1996) Mark Bazeley (1997) (tie) Dominic West
Dominic West
(1997) (tie) Claudie Blakley (1998) Rupert Penry-Jones
Rupert Penry-Jones
(1999) David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo
(2000) Claire Price (2001) Rebecca Hall (2002) Lisa Dillon (2003) Nonso Anozie
Nonso Anozie
(2004) Mariah Gale (2005) Andrea Riseborough
Andrea Riseborough
(2006) Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2007) Tom Burke (2008) Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga
(2009) Gwilym Lee (2010) Cush Jumbo (2011) Ashley Zhangazha (2012) Jack Lowden
Jack Lowden
(2013) Susannah Fielding (2014) James McArdle (2015) Paapa Essiedu
Paapa Essiedu
(2016)

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Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture

Musical or Comedy (1996–2010, retired)

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
(1996) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(1997) Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci
(1998) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1999) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2000) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2001) Jennifer Westfeldt
Jennifer Westfeldt
(2002) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(2003) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2004) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2005) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2006) Ellen Page
Ellen Page
(2007) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2008) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2009) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2010)

Motion Picture Drama (1996–2010, retired)

Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(1996) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1997) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(1998) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(1999) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(2000) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(2001) Diane Lane
Diane Lane
(2002) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
(2003) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(2004) Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2007) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(2008) Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo
(2009) Noomi Rapace
Noomi Rapace
(2010)

Motion Picture (2011–present)

Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2011) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2013) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2014) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
(2015) Isabelle Huppert‎ / Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga
(2016) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
/ Diane K