Ruth Negga

Active - 2004 - Present  |   Born - Jan 7, 1982 in Addis Abada, Ethiopia  |   Genres - Comedy Drama, Drama, Horror

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  • Born in Ethiopia, she moved to Dublin with her Irish mother after the death of her father in a car crash.
  • After auditioning for a role in Neil Jordan's Breakfast on Pluto, Jordan was so impressed that he changed the part so she could play it.
  • Played Ophelia in Hamlet at the National Theatre in London in 2010, opposite Rory Kinnear as the title character.
  • Only had eight days to prepare for the title role of Shirley Bassey in the BBA drama biopic, Shirley.
  • Filmed scenes for 12 Years a Slave, but her role was eventually cut from the film.