Ruth Negga is a talented Ethiopian-Irish actress famously recognized for her movie Loving in the year 2016 and also picked up an Oscars nomination for Best Actress for her role in Loving. She also earned a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture in the Golden Globes in late 2016 for her role in Loving.
Ruth Negga is a capable actress who has starred in several movies and TV series. She is famous for her appearance in the movies like Capital Letters, Isolation and so on.
Ruth Negga was born on January 07, 1982 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ruth is an only child to Ethiopian father Dr. Nigga and Irish mother Norra Negga. She holds an Ethiopian nationality.
She attended Trinity College of Dublin graduating in BA in acting studies. Later she moved to London in 2006 to garner her acting skills in National Theater.
Ruth was in a relationship with an actor, Dominic Cooper whom she engaged while working in a stage evolution of Phedre. They began dating in 2009 and moved in together in London in 2010. They were in a relationship for 9 years before parting ways in April 2018.
The actress, Ruth Negga who has been in an acting career for more than 1.5 decades has earned a huge amount of money from her career. As of 2019, her net worth is calculated to be $4 million.
Her debut was in Irish film Capital Letters in 2004 where she played the lead role of Taiwo. After seeing Negga’s work, director Neil Jordan changed the script to Breakfast on Pluto to include Ruth in the movie.
She played a pregnant girlfriend to an IRA terrorist which became her breakthrough role in 2005. Her work in Doctors, Criminal Justice and in BBC2’s biopic of Shirley Bassey got her fame. She won IFTA Award for Best Actress for her role in the biopic. She has appeared in major projects like Twelve Years a Slave (2013), World War Z (2013), and Warcraft (2016).
Her most promising role to date is considered to be the character Mildred Loving in Jeff Nichols’ Loving (2016). The film is based on the true story that led to the historic 1967 anti-discrimination ruling by the Supreme Court.
She appeared as Raina in ABC’s popular show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Currently, she is playing the ruthless Tulip O’Hare on AMC’s Preacher.