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Ruth Negga is a Actor Éthiopienne born on 7 january 1982 at Addis Ababa (éthiopie)

Ruth Negga

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Birth name Ruth Negga
Nationality éthiopie
Birth 7 january 1982 (41 years) at Addis Ababa (éthiopie)

Ruth Negga (born 1985) is an Ethiopian-Irish actress known for her appearances in films such as Capital Letters (2004) (also released as Trafficked in some countries), Isolation (2005) and Breakfast on Pluto (2005), in the BBC mini-series Criminal Justice, RTÉ's Love/Hate, E4's Misfits, and ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


Née d'une mère irlandaise et d'un père éthiopien, elle rejoint l'Irlande à quatre ans. Son père meurt d'un accident de la route alors qu'elle a 7 ans. À Dublin, elle suit des cours d’art dramatique au Centre Samuel Beckett du Trinity College et se lance dans une carrière d'actrice.

En 2003, Ruth Negga est sélectionnée pour le prix du jeune premier (Most Promising Newcomer) aux Laurence Olivier Awards. En 2006, elle est sélectionnée pour le prix de la meilleure jeune actrice irlandaise (Shooting Star).

Best films

Ad Astra (2019)

Usually with

Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(3 films)
John Ridley
John Ridley
(2 films)
James Gray
James Gray
(1 films)
Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1 films)
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Filmography of Ruth Negga (13 films)

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Passing (2021)

Directed by Rebecca Hall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Ruth Negga, Tessa Thompson, Alexander Skarsgård, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Bill Camp
Roles Clare Kendry
Rating66% 3.3463853.3463853.3463853.3463853.346385
Adaptation du roman de Nella Larsen dans lequel deux amies de lycée afro-américaines se retrouvent et que des complications naissent autour des questions d'identités.
Ad Astra
Ad Astra (2019)
, 2h4
Directed by James Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Sur la Lune, Mars in film, Sur la Lune
Actors Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Kennedy
Roles Helen Lantos
Rating64% 3.245223.245223.245223.245223.24522
Sur Terre, dans un futur proche, l’ingénieur et astronaute de la NASA Roy McBride s'occupe de la maintenance d'une antenne de 30 km de hauteur. Celle-ci est détruite lors d’une surcharge électrique venue de Neptune, qui cause des ravages également sur Terre.
Loving (2016)
, 2h3
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about racism
Actors Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Nick Kroll, Marton Csokas, Bill Camp
Roles Mildred Loving
Rating69% 3.4961853.4961853.4961853.4961853.496185
Because of the interracial marriage of Mildred and Richard Loving, couple are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958.
Warcraft (2016)
, 2h3
Directed by Duncan Jones
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Dominic Cooper, Clancy Brown, Toby Kebbell
Roles Lady Taria Wrynn
Rating66% 3.346193.346193.346193.346193.34619
The film portrays the origin story of the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs, with an emphasis upon both the Alliance's and Horde's sides of their conflict. Featuring characters such as Durotan and Lothar, the film will take place in a variety of locations established in the video game series.
Noble (2014)
, 1h40
Directed by Stephen Bradley
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Sarah Greene, Brendan Coyle, Mark Huberman, Ruth Negga, Liam Cunningham, Pauline McLynn
Roles Joan
Rating67% 3.3945153.3945153.3945153.3945153.394515
The film is set in Vietnam in 1989, fourteen years after the end of the war. Christina Noble flies into Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), a country "that she wouldn't be able to show you on a map". With a few dollars, her own hard-won courage, she is about embark on a life calling. The film explores her tough upbringing in Dublin and her early adult life in the UK. It is the inspirational true story of a woman who believes that it only takes one person to make a difference.
Of Mind and Music, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Joaquim de Almeida, Aunjanue Ellis, Ruth Negga, Bill Cobbs, Sharon Lawrence, Andre Royo
Roles Jessica
Rating69% 3.4805453.4805453.4805453.4805453.480545
A story about a beautiful street musician suffering from memory loss and a disheartened neuroscientist intent on helping her, bringing together the city of New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous.
12 Years a Slave, 2h13
Directed by Steve McQueen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism, Children's films
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti
Roles Celeste (uncredited)
Rating80% 4.048864.048864.048864.048864.04886
In 1841, Solomon Northup is a free African-American man working as a violinist, who lives with his wife, Anne Hampton, and two children, Margaret and Alonzo, in Saratoga Springs, New York. Two men, Brown and Hamilton, offer him a two-week job as a musician if he will travel to Washington, D.C., with them. Once there, they drug Northup and deliver him to a slave pen owned by James Burch.
World War Z, 1h56
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Films about children, La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, Ludi Boeken, David Andrews
Roles W.H.O. Doctor
Rating69% 3.498063.498063.498063.498063.49806
A zombie outbreak erupts in metropolitan areas around the world; those bitten by the creatures become zombies themselves within twelve seconds. Retired UN investigator Gerry Lane, his wife Karen, and their two daughters manage to escape the outbreak in Philadelphia and take shelter with a family in Newark while waiting for special evacuation the next day, thanks to Gerry's friend UN Deputy Secretary-General Thierry Umuntoni. They find a shelter for the night while waiting for a rescue helicopter. Their hosts choose not to accompany them when they flee the next day, and are subsequently bitten and changed by zombies. Their son, Tommy, manages to escape, and Gerry's family takes him in. They are flown to an offshore U.S. Navy carrier group near New York where Umuntoni is overseeing the remaining worldwide governments' reactions.
Jimi: All Is by My Side, 1h56
Directed by John Ridley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Actors André 3000, Hayley Atwell, Burn Gorman, Imogen Poots, Andy Buckley, Ruth Negga
Roles Ida
Rating57% 2.8505452.8505452.8505452.8505452.850545
En 1966, dans un club new-yorkais, Jimi Hendrix est repéré par Linda Keith ; à l'époque elle est la petite amie de Keith Richards. Grâce à elle, le jeune guitariste rencontre son futur manager, Chas Chandler (bassiste des Animals), qui le convainc de l'emmener à Londres où démarrera véritablement sa carrière internationale.
The Samaritan, 1h29
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby, Ruth Negga, Tom Wilkinson, Gil Bellows, Deborah Kara Unger
Roles Iris
Rating55% 2.798862.798862.798862.798862.79886
Foley, un ancien arnaqueur, tente de changer sa vie et en finir avec la criminalité après avoir purgé vingt ans en prison pour le meurtre de son associé.
Colour Me Kubrick, 1h27
Directed by Brian W. Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, L'usurpation d'identité, Films about psychiatry, Escroquerie
Actors John Malkovich, Marisa Berenson, Marc Warren, Jim Davidson, Richard E. Grant, Ken Russell
Roles Lolita (uncredited)
Rating60% 3.047713.047713.047713.047713.04771
Colour Me Kubrick begins with a direct homage to A Clockwork Orange with the after-effects of one of Alan Conway's (Malkovich) minor cons: two thugs are sent to collect a bar bill that Conway has generated by impersonating Kubrick. Conway has provided the address of an elderly couple as Kubrick's home address. Conway is nowhere to be seen, and the thugs are arrested by the police for causing a ruckus outside the house.
Breakfast on Pluto, 2h9
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Cillian Murphy, Ruth Negga, Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Gavin Friday
Roles Charlie
Rating71% 3.598873.598873.598873.598873.59887
The film is divided in over 30 chapters. In the fictional Irish town of Tyrellin, near the border of Northern Ireland in the late 1940s, cartoon robins narrate as Patrick Braden's mother, Eily Bergin, abandons him on the doorstep of the local parochial house where his father, Father Liam, lives. He is then placed with an unloving foster mother. Biologically male, a young Patrick is later shown donning a dress and lipstick, which angers his foster family. Patrick is accepted by his close friends Charlie, Irwin, and Lawrence, as well as by Lawrence's father, who tells Patrick Eily looked like blonde American movie star Mitzi Gaynor.
Isolation (2005)
, 1h34
Directed by Billy O'Brien
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Essie Davis, Marcel Iureș, John Lynch, Ruth Negga, Stanley Townsend, Sean Harris
Roles Mary
Rating55% 2.799022.799022.799022.799022.79902
Dan Reilly, a farmer working in rural Ireland, is propositioned by a local bio-genetics firm to assist in some experiments to make faster growing cattle. The experiments go awry and one of Dan's cows births a calf that is already pregnant with six malformed fetuses with fangs and exoskeletons. Orla, a local veterinarian, kills the calf and unwittingly allows one of the still living fetuses to escape during a necropsy. John, the scientist conducting the experiment, discovers that the cells of the fetuses are replicating far too quickly and that the missing fetal creature has the potential to infect cows as well as humans globally, causing a massive infestation of the bloodthirsty creatures. They are now on a mission to kill the creature before it escapes from the farm.