Ruth Negga is an Irish actress who was born on May 4, 1981. She is well-known for her roles in the movies Loving and the television series Preacher on AMC. Negga won the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actress for her role of Mildred Loving in the latter, and she was nominated for several major awards, including the Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, and Golden Globe Awards.

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She made her worldwide debut as Lady Macbeth in a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in 2022. Negga also received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.

Quick Info

REAL NAME Ruth Negga
BORNMay 4, 1981
AGE42 years old (2023)
BIRTHPLACEAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
NET WORTH$4 Million
HEIGHT5 feet 3 inches (160cm)

How was the early life of Ruth Negga?

Negga was born in 1981 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to an Ethiopian father and an Irish mother named Nora. Her mother was a nurse and her father was a doctor, and they met while employed at a hospital in Ethiopia. Negga lived in Ethipio only for 4 years.

When she was 7 years old, her father died in a car crash. She grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and attended secondary school in London, England. Negga got a bachelor’s degree in Acting Studies from Trinity College Dublin at the Samuel Beckett Center.

Ruth Negga personal life

Negga and Tadhg Murphy engaged in 2006. She has been dating the actor Tadhg Murphy since college and they aren’t connected now. Beginning in 2010, Negga was romantically in a relationship with actor Dominic Cooper. They first met together in 2009 while collaborating on a stage adaptation of Phèdre. They lived together in Primrose Hill, London. The couple broke up in April 2018, after a 6 years relationship.

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Negga and Cooper played together as lovers in the AMC series Preacher, and Negga said that they are “best friends“. In 2020, The Irish Times ranked Negga among the top 10 greatest film actors from Ireland.

Negga physical appearances

She stands approximately 1.60 meters, or 160 centimeters, or 5 feet 2 inches tall. She is about 55 kg (121 lbs) in weight. She has gorgeous blonde hair and dark brown eyes. Her measurements are 34, 28, and 40 inches. Her bra cup size is 34 C.

Her career

Negga debuted on screen in the 2004 Irish film Capital Letters. Her primary employment had been in theater. Director Neil Jordan rewrote the script to include Negga in Breakfast on Pluto after he saw her perform. In addition, she co-starred with John Malkovich in the 2005 film Colour Me Kubrick and the shorts films Stars, 3-Minute 4-Play, and The Four Horsemen.

Negga has made appearances on television in the Irish series Love Is the Drug, Criminal Justice, and Doctors. In the BBC Three series Personal Affairs, she co-starred with Laura Aikman, Annabel Scholey, and Maimie McCoy as Sid Siddiqi.

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In the 2011 BBC production Shirley, Negga played Dame Shirley Bassey, for which she was honored with the IFTA Award for Best Actress in a Television Production. She has performed in Duck, Titus Andronicus, Lay Me Down Softly, and many others.

In September 2021, Negga will be alongside Daniel Craig in her Broadway debut in a  production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, as Lady Macbeth. In October 2022, Negga got the lead role in Dan Levy’s directorial debut film, Good Grief.

How much is Ruth Negga worth?

Ruth Negga is an Ethiopian-Irish actress with a net worth of $4 million US dollars. She has been nominated for six more Irish Film and Television Awards. In 2006, she was honored with the EPP Shooting Star Award during the Berlin International Film Festival.

Her main sources of income include acting, modeling, commercials, brand endorsements, business ventures, etc. She also makes some decent revenue from social media platforms. She promotes and supports brands on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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