EE Rising Star Award Nominee

Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga

See Ruth in action in this clip from Loving.

About the nominee

Ruth Negga is an exceptionally talented and versatile actress with a body of work that spans award-winning theatre productions, big screen historical dramas, independent films and innovative television series.

She can currently be seen in Jeff Nichols’ critically acclaimed film, Loving, opposite Joel Edgerton. The film follows Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple behind the pivotal 1967 civil rights case, Loving vs. Virginia. To date, she has been nominated for a Gotham Award and an Independent Spirit Award on behalf of the role. Ruth also stars as Tulip O’Hare in AMC’s critically acclaimed series Preacher opposite Dominic Cooper.

Her extensive and award-winning theatre production credits include Lolita as her stage debut for Corn Exchange Theatre Company at the Abbey Theatre, Duck for Out of Joint and The Royal Court Theatre (for which she was nominated for an Olivier best newcomer), Phaedre at the National Theatre, for which she won the Ian Charleson Award, and Titus Andronicus at The Project Theatre, for which she received the Irish Times Award for Best Actress.

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