What is Ruth Negga’s background?
Ruth Negga was born in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to an Irish mother and an Ethiopian father.
She moved to her mother’s native Limerick when Ruth was four years old. Her father died in a car accident when she was seven.
She went to school in Ireland but moved to London with her mother when she was 18.
Her first big acting job was in a film called Breakfast On Pluto alongside the likes of Cillian Murphy and Liam Neeson. It was an edgy drama about a transgender character during The Troubles-era Northern Ireland.
She’s done a host of TV, film, theatre and voice work but is more famous for a recurring role in Misfits in 2010, alongside fellow Irish star Robert Sheehan.
She was also a regular in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D between 2013 and 2015