Ruth Negga

Inside Biography

Ruth Negga is an Irish actress. She is known for appearing in the film like Capital Letters, Breakfast on Pluto, and Isolation. Negga's portrayal of Mildred Loving in the 2016 hit movie Loving garnered her tremendous fame and multiple awards nominations for Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, BAFTA Rising Star Award, and Critic's Choice Movie Award.

Who Is Ruth Negga? 

Ruth Negga was born on 7th January 1982 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She grew up in Limerick, Ireland. Her parents were Noraa Negga and Dr. Negga

Negga's mother is of Irish descent. Her father lived in Ethiopia until she reached to 4-year. Her father died in a car accident at the age of seven.  

Ruth Negga attended Trinity College, Dublin at the Samuel Beckett Centre. She completed her graduation with a BA in Acting Studies. Negga is Irish as per her nationality and belongs to Irish-Ethiopian ethnicity. 


Ruth Negga began her acting career in 2004  from the Irish movie Capital Letters as the lead character Taiwo. The following year she got the lead role of Mary in the film Isolation.

After Neil Jordan had learned of Ruth Negga's acting capabilities, he changed the script of his film Breakfast on Pluto to fit her in the movie. 

Negga starred in Color Me Kubrick in 2005 with John Malkovich. She also appeared in other films like 3 minute 4-play, The Four Horseman, and stars.

Besides working in the movies, she also did television roles in Criminal Justice, Doctors and also an Irish series Love Is the Drug. She was the lead in Personal Affairs, a BBC Three series.

 Negga portrayed the role of Rosie in the first two seasons of  Love/Hate. In 2011, she appeared in a BBC production Shirley as Dame Shirley Ba s sey. Besides, Negga also did voice acting for the game Dark Souls II. 

Ruth  Negga appeared in the 17 episodes of the series Agents of S.H.I.L.D 2013. From 2016-19, the actress played the role in a TV series Preacher along with Lucy Griffiths, Joseph Gilgun, and more.

What Is Her Net Worth? 

Ruth Negga has an estimated net worth of $4 million, according to celebrity net worth. The actress has made such an impressive amount of money through her work in many hit projects. 

Her Relationship With Her Ex-Boyfriend Dominic Cooper 

Ruth Negga was in a long and serious relationship with the English actor, Dominic Cooper. The couple reportedly began dating in early 2010. The couple met for the first time in 2009 while they were working together in a stage of Phedre. 

Negga and her ex-beau Dominic also lived together in London's Primrose Hill. Everything was going smoothly and the couple also dated for six years before their heartfelt break up in April 2018.  

As of now, the actress is single and has yet to move on with anyone. 

by ab-niranjan, 11 Apr, 2017

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