Ruth Negga is an Ethiopian-Irish actress. Ruth Negga has starred in Irish films such as Capital Letters (2004), Isolation (2005) and Breakfast On Pluto (2005). She has also appeared in the BBC mini-series Criminal Justice, RTÉ`s Love/Hate and E4`s Misfits.
Ruth Negga was born to an Irish mother and an Ethiopian father, which died in a car accident when she was seven. After that she was raised in Dublin by her mother. She now resides in London, and still continues to visit Ethiopia.
Ruth Negga trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating with a BA in Acting Studies. She was nominated as 2003’s Most Promising Newcomer at the Olivier Awards. Ruth Negga was chosen as Ireland`s Shooting Star for the 2006 Berlin Film Festival.