Gugu Mbatha-Raw Bio: Age, Height, Dating Status & Social Work

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw Bio: Age, Height, Dating Status & Social Work

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a TV actress who first rose to prominence after her portrayal of Tish Jones in the British TV series, Doctor Who. She worked in four episodes of the show in 2007. 

After gaining fame, the actress went on to earn 49 credits in the acting department, working in movies and TV shows such as Touch (2012), Black Mirror (2016), Beauty and the Beast (2017), The Morning Show (2019), The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019), and The Cloverfield Paradox (2018), to name a few. 

Dating Life: Ex-Boyfriend

Gugu previously dated the Game of Thrones actor Harry Lloyd. They were together until 2012. 

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw and ex-boyfriend Harry Lloyd 

After the end of her relationship with Harry, she has not opened up about her romantic ties.

Bio & Early Life: Age, Parents & Education

Gugu was born on the 21st of April 1983 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, the United Kingdom as the daughter of Patrick Mbatha (father), a black South African doctor, and Anne Raw, a Caucasian English nurse. Her parents separated when she was a year old.

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After their separation, Gugu lived with her mother, while remaining close to her father. Anne brought Gugu up by herself in the town of Whitney, Oxfordshire.

While growing up in Whitney, Gugu joined a local acting group called Dramascope. And, from the time she was 11, she appeared in the pantomime at Oxford Playhouse every year.

Following her path as a performance artist, she joined the Oxford Youth Music Theatre in her teens. As a talented singer and dancer who knew how to play the saxophone, she won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 2001. She graduated from there in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts in Acting.

Net Worth

Gugu reportedly owns an estimated net worth of around $500K, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Interesting Facts About Gugu Mbatha-Raw: Height, Social Work

  • Gugu stands at the height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 meters).
  • Her birth name is Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha.
  • She was born in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England.

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  • She began her career as a theater actress. She starred in various live performance roles such as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (in 2005), Ophelia in Hamlet (in 2009), and Octavia in Antony and Cleopatra (in 2005). 
  • The actress is involved in various social welfare activities. In August 2018, she traveled to Rwanda to visit Mahama camp and Gihembe camp with UNHCR
  • Gugu was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's 2017 Birthday Honours. 
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