Gugu Mbatha-Raw Movies and Career Information
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw (born Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha; 1983) is an English actress. Gugu Mbatha-Raw was born Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha in 1983, in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England. Her name, "Gugulethu", means pride in Zulu. Her mother, Anne, is an English nurse, and her father, Patrick Mbatha, is a South African doctor. She has appeared in Romeo and Juliet at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre as well as on television series such as Bad Girls (1999), Doctor Who (2007) and Marple (2007). In September 2010, she starred in the JJ Abrams TV series Undercovers, which was cancelled two months later. In June 2011, Mbatha-Raw was cast as the female lead in the Fox pilot Touch opposite Kiefer Sutherland. She also had a supporting role in Larry Crowne, playing against Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.