Michaela Coel

Active - 2014 - 2018  |   Born - Oct 1, 1987 in London, England  |  

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  • Daughter of Ghanaian parents.
  • Her parents separated before she was born, and was raised by her mother.
  • Studied at Prima del Teatro and Theatre Royal Stratford East.
  • Performed in poetry open mics under the name Michaela The Poet.
  • Playwright Ché Walker encouraged her to study acting.
  • Wore a Kente cloth dress designned by her mother to attend the 2016 BAFTA Awards.