Ruth Negga Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Ruth Negga

Biography / Wiki

The price of success is hard work, dedication towards the dream, this line has been very well proved by Ruth Negga who is an actress who is Ethiopian-Irish. Negga is known for her roles in the AMC series Preacher as Tulip O’Hare and the 2016 film Loving as Mildred Loving.

For her work in Loving, she earned the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actress, as well as numerous other critics’ prizes. For the same role, she was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and an NAACP Award. She has also appeared in a number of other films and television series.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 1982-01-07, this gorgeous personality has turned 41 years old. Her height measures 163 centimeters and 5’3” in feet & inches. Being a journalist, she is very conscious about her physique and figure and takes care of her weight which is 52 kilograms and 115 lbs in pounds.

She maintains herself with the figure measurements of 34 inches breast, 24 inches waist, and 33 inches hips. She has a beautiful doll-like face which is complemented by her brown eyes and brown hair. Her bra size is 34B while her shoe size is 8.5 (US).

Net Worth

Ruth Negga’s earnings are derived from her work in the entertainment industry. Her acting job provides the majority of her income. Her net worth is now believed to be at $4 million.

Education / Family

Ruth was born and raised up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and belongs to Ethiopian-Irish nationality. She is born to her father Dr. Negga and her mother Nora. Her educational background includes the Samuel Beckett Center at Trinity College in Dublin. She earned a bachelor’s degree in acting studies.


Ruth Negga

Nick Name Ruth Negga
Birth Place Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date of birth 7 January 1982
Age 41 Years
Height In feet & inches: 5’3

In centimeters: 163 cm

Weight In kilograms: 52 kg

In pounds: 115 lbs

Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Profession Actress
Sexual orientation Straight
School Not Known
College Samuel Beckett Center at Trinity College, Dublin
Religion Judaism
Nationality Ethiopian-Irish
Home town Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Fathers name Dr. Negga
Mothers name Nora
Brothers Not Known
Sisters Not Known

Career / Fashion and Style

As of her career, Ruth Negga’s acting career began in theatres. She appeared in a number of theatrical shows. She was nominated for the Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer in 2003. Capital, a 2004 Irish film, marked her movie debut. In the film, she portrayed Taiwo, the main character.

The next year, she starred as Mary in the film Isolation. In 2004, she made her television debut as a guest star in an episode of Doctors, a British medical drama. She later appeared in the programs Personal Affairs, Love/Hate, and Misfits, where she had recurrent parts. She later starred as Shirley Bassey in the 2011 television series Shirley.

For her portrayal in Shirley, she earned the Irish Film & Television Academy Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role – Television. In 2012, she played Agnes Evans in the political thriller series Secret State as the main character. She appeared in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 1 and 2 as a recurrent character.

She portrayed Mildred Loving in the biographical romance drama film Loving, which was released in 2016. The movie is based on the actual tale of the Lovings, a married interracial couple in Virginia in the 1950s and 1960s whose relationship resulted in the landmark Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia.

For her portrayal in Loving, she received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, and the BAFTA Rising Star Award. She also won numerous prizes for her performance from critics.

She received the New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Breakthrough Performer, the African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Actress, the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actress, the Palm Springs International Film Festival Rising Star Award, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuosos Award, the Palm Springs International Film Festival Rising Star Award, and the Palm Springs International Film Festival Rising Star Award.

In the Gate Theatre’s 2018 production of Hamlet, she portrayed the title role. In 2020, she returned to St. Ann’s Warehouse to resume her role. Duck, Titus Andronicus, and Lay Me Down Softly are among her stage credits.

In September 2021, she made her Broadway debut in a performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. She co-stars with Daniel Craig in the role of Lady Macbeth. Josephine Baker, the iconic Jazz-era entertainer, and civil rights activist, will be the subject of a limited drama series in which she will appear and executive produce.

Boyfriend, Affairs, Husband, and More

Ruth Negga is a single woman who has never married. She had a six-year relationship with actor Dominic Cooper.

Boyfriend Dominic Cooper (Dated for 6 years)


Ruth Negga with her ex-boyfriend
Ruth Negga with her ex-boyfriend

Marital status Unmarried
Husband None
Children None

Favorite Things

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Ruth Negga

Some Interesting Facts About Ruth Negga

  • Her mother is Irish and her father is Ethiopian.
  • When she was seven years old, her father died in a vehicle accident.
  • She received Academy Award nominations for Best Actress and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a Motion Picture.
  • For the 2006 Berlin Film Festival, she was named Ireland’s Shooting Star.
  • She filmed sequences for Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning film ‘12 Years a Slave’, but her part was eventually eliminated.
  • In 2006, she was also named the Irish Shooting Star at the Berlin Film Festival.
  • On The Irish Times’ list of Ireland’s best film performers in 2020, she was listed number ten.
  • She voiced characters in the video games like El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (2011) and Dark Souls II (2014).

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @negga.ruth
  2. Twitter – Not Known
  3. Facebook @RuthNegga
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