Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga

Highest Rated: 98% Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché (2021)

Lowest Rated: 26% The Samaritan (2012)

Birthday: Jan 7, 1982

Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ruth Negga was an Ethiopian-Irish actress who was best known for playing Tulip O'Hare on the AMC comic book series "Preacher" (2016- ) and for co-starring in the civil rights drama "Loving" (2016). Born in Ethiopia to an Irish mother and Ethiopian father, Negga always had a desire to become an actress. When she was 7, however, tragedy struck the family after her father was killed in a car accident. Negga could have easily allowed the horrific event to consume her in a negative way, but instead, she used her father's death as a driving force in pursuing her dream. That said, when it came time to enter college Negga chose nearby Trinity College in Dublin, where she studied acting. After honing her craft for four years as primarily a stage actress, Negga began auditioning for film and TV roles. She nabbed her first recurring TV role on the Irish TV series "Love Is the Drug" (2004), and from there landed a few supporting roles in films like "Breakfast on Pluto" (2005), "Isolation" (2005), and "Color Me Kubrick" (2005). Negga continued appearing in primarily Irish television shows throughout the remainder of the 2000s, but in 2013 she landed her first high-profile movie role in the post-apocalyptic zombie film "World War Z" (2013). The film, which starred Brad Pitt, was a global success, thus highlighting Negga as an actress to watch. In 2013, she appeared in the Jimi Hendrix biopic "Jimi: All Is By My Side," which only further propelled her to superstardom. Then later that year, Negga nabbed a recurring role as Raina on the Joss Whedon-created Marvel action series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (ABC, 2013- ). She left the show in 2015, but her movie career only prospered, with starring roles in the dramas "Iona" (2015) and "Loving" (2016). The latter film, in which she portrayed civil ricghts icon Mildred Loving, whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down miscegenation laws in the United States, brought Negga an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Also in 2016 Negga started appearing on the AMC comic book series "Preacher." The show debuted on the network in May of that year, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg serving as co-creators. While co-starring on the series, Negga co-starred in Duncan Jones' video game adaptation "Warcraft" (2018) and reappeared on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" in its fifth season. She also made a much publicized return to the stage, starring in the title role of Hamlet at Dublin's Gate Theatre during the 2018 season.

Highest rated movies

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché
Passing Loving Ad Astra
Of Mind and Music
Jimi: All Is by My Side




90% 85% Passing Clare (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2021
98% 83% Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché Voice of Poly Styrene (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 55% Angela's Christmas Wish Mam (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 94% Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Finn's Mum (Voice) - 2020
83% 40% Ad Astra Helen Lantos (Character) $50.2M 2019
No Score Yet 69% Angela's Christmas Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angela's Christmas Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trafficked Unknown (Character) - 2017
88% 76% Loving Mildred Loving (Character) $7.6M 2016
29% 76% Warcraft Lady Taria (Character) $47.2M 2016
63% 50% Iona Iona (Character) - 2015
82% 72% Noble Joan (Character) $347.3K 2014
71% 88% Of Mind and Music Jessica (Character) $15.1K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Things He Never Said Unknown (Character) - 2013
66% 36% Jimi: All Is by My Side Ida (Character) $323.0K 2013
26% 40% The Samaritan Iris (Character) $1.7K 2012
70% 35% Isolation Mary (Character) - 2005
57% 80% Breakfast on Pluto Charlie (Character) $828.7K 2005


No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016-2017 2021
87% 75% Preacher Tulip O'Hare (Character) 2016-2019
No Score Yet 47% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2017
95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love/Hate Rosie (Character) 2011-2014
No Score Yet 100% Criminal Justice Melanie Lloyd (Character) 2008