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Creator / Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha-Raw, MBE (born April 21, 1983), better known as Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is an English actress.

Mbatha-Raw got her start in British television, appearing on the BBC's Doctor Who as Tish Jones, younger sister to Freema Agyeman's companion Martha Jones, in one of her earliest roles. She later broke into American television, starring on NBC's Undercovers and FOX's Touch. In 2016, she appeared in the Black Mirror: San Junipero episode of Netflix's Black Mirror.

Her prominence in films has seen a rise in promise during The New '10s, with Mbatha-Raw appearing in high-profile projects like 2013's biopic Belle as the title character, Beyond The Lights as popstar Noni Jean, and The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending as deerlike alien Famulus.

She also appears in Disney's 2017 live-action Beauty and the Beast and Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time.


Selected filmography