Ruth Negga Biography

Ruth Negga is an actress of Irish-Ethiopian descent. She has been making waves recently with her roles on TV. She has starred equally in the movies and in various TV shows. Her first role was in an Irish movie called “Capital Letters” (2004).

After her debuting role show as immediately booked for her first main role in “Isolation” (2005). The same year she appeared in “Breakfast on Pluto” (2005), where she was added because of a request made by the director who was thrilled when he saw her perform. She finished off her successful year with “Color me Kubirck” (2005).

Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton in “Loving”

Ruth Negga would go on to make more movies and even got an opportunity to star in some big budget ones. She appeared in “The Samaritan” (2012), “World War Z” (2013), “12 Years a Slave” (2013), “Warcraft” (2016) and “Loving” (2016) for which she was nominated  for 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.

Her TV career is also pretty nice. She has been a part of many shows a long the years. Ruth appeared in “Criminal Justice”, “Personal Affairs”, “Five Daughters”, “Love/Hate”, “Misfits”, “The Nativity” and “Secret State”. Ruth has also ventured into the comic book adaption side of TV. She has been a recurring character on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for two seasons and is also playing the main part on AMC’s “Preacher”, where she plays the role of Tulip O’Hare.

Ruth Negga and Dominic Cooper in “Preacher”

Net Worth and Salary

Ruth Negga’s career has only been going upward. She has started in her home country of Ireland and continued making movies which eventually led her to America. During this time she was gathering much bigger and bigger incomes to her name. Finally, she has a bigger salary which led her reaching a net worth of 4 million dollars, as is calculated today.

Ruth Negga Boyfriend and Family

Ruth Negga was romantically involved with her fellow actor Dominic Cooper. The two of them met in 2009 while they worked on a stage adaptation of “Phedre” together. Interestingly, the two of them worked together on the movies “Warcraft” and also star in AMC’s “Preacher”. But as reports say the two of them broke up this year even though they are still working on future projects together. It is going to be a little bit awkward to work on the same set together, but they are both professionals so they will have to make due.

Ruth Negga and Dominic Cooper

Ruth Negga Age

Ruth Negga is currently 36 years old, being born on 7 January 1982. She was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to an Ethiopian mother and an Irish father. Her mother is named Norra and she raised Ruth mostly by herself as her father, a doctor from Ireland, died when Ruth was only 7 in a car accident. Ruth later went on to live in Limerick, Ireland and moved to London in 2006. Before that, she attended Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College, Dublin, and graduated with a degree in Acting Studies.

Height and Weight

Ruth Negga is a very attractive woman, given her mixed ethnic background. She is very beautiful and is consider as one of the rising stars of the industry. She is a bit on the smallish side in her height, being only 5 ft 3 in or 160 cm. Her weight is pretty balanced compared to her height and she weighs 52 kg or 115 lbs. Ruth’s measurements are 34-24-33 in or 86-61-84 cm.

Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga’s Acting Origin

When asked about how she has started her acting career, Ruth Negga describes it as a fluke. But she has a clear answer about it and is glad to retell the story over and over again. As things go, Ruth was watching a movies starting David Bowie. She was still not a fan of his music back then, but loved the movie. One particular scene where David is walking down a flight of stairs inspired her to pursue a career in acting. It may sound strange to some but it is how Ruth decided to embark on this particular career. She even started to listen to his music and became a fan.

Ruth Negga Nationality and Ethnicity

Ruth Negga has a mixed background. Being that she was born from a mixed marriage, her nationality is considered both Irish and Ethiopian. Her ethnicity is also mixed.

[table caption=”Biography & Facts” width=”500″ colwidth=”150|350″ colalign=”left|center”]
Born:,January 7 1982
Nationality:,Irish and Ethiopian
Net Worth:,$4 million
Hair Color:,Black
Eye Color:,Dark Brown
Height:,5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
Weight:,52 kg or 115 lbs
Married to:,N/A
Affair with:,N/A
Birth Sign:,Capricorn
Education:,Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College

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