Michaela Coel

Michaela Coel

Highest Rated: 92% Been So Long (2018)

Lowest Rated: 92% Been So Long (2018)

Birthday: Oct 01, 1987

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Born in 1987 to two Ghanaian immigrants in London, Michaela Coel's given name was Michaela Boakye-Collinson. Brought up a strict Pentecostal, Coel attended an all-girls school and studied English and Theology before abandoning university in favor of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she refined her voice for poetry, comedy and drama. Her senior project at Guildhall was "Chewing Gum Diaries" a semi-autobiographical one-woman show that Coel wrote and starred in, playing multiple characters. She expanded the project into a feature length play and performed it at a number of theatres, including the National Theater, to positive reviews. Coel was then tasked with turning the play into a TV series, which premiered in 2015 as "Chewing Gum" (E4, 2015-17). The show was a success and earned Coel a BAFTA award for Best Female Comedy Performance in 2016, as well as the BAFTA Breakthrough Talent award for her writing. The show returned for a second season in 2017, the same year that Coel made a small appearance in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (2017), as well as a standout performance on the memorable "Black Mirror" (Channel 4, 2011-2014; Netflix 2016-) episode entitled "USS Callister." In 2018, she starred in the high profile series "Black Earth Rising" (BBC, 2018-).

Highest rated movies

Been So Long




No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Unknown (Character) - 2022
92% 70% Been So Long Simone (Character) - 2018


No Score Yet 42% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2021
98% 73% I May Destroy You Arabella Essiuedu (Character),
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2020
100% 91% RuPaul's Drag Race UK Judge 2019
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Earth Rising Kate Ashby (Character) 2018
84% 84% Black Mirror Shania (Character) 2017
100% 84% Chewing Gum Tracey Gordon (Character),
2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Aliens Unknown (Character) 2016


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