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      Michaela Coel

      Michaela Coel

      Highest Rated: 92% Been So Long (2018)

      Lowest Rated: 84% Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

      Birthday: Oct 1, 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

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      Been So Long
      Black Panther: Wakanda Forever poster
      Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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      Credit
      84% 94% Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Aneka (Character) $393.7M 2022
      92% 69% Been So Long Simone (Character) - 2018

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2020 2022
      No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020 2022
      No Score Yet 49% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2021
      98% 74% I May Destroy You Arabella Essiuedu (Character),
      Creator,
      Director,
      Writer
      2020
      No Score Yet 69% RuPaul's Drag Race UK Judge 2019
      No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
      79% 77% Black Earth Rising Kate Ashby (Character) 2018
      84% 83% Black Mirror Shania (Character) 2017
      100% 83% Chewing Gum Tracey Gordon (Character),
      Writer
      2015 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Aliens Unknown (Character) 2016