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Michaela Coel

1988-10-01 Tower Hamlets, London, England, UK

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Michaela Ewuraba Boakye-Collinson (born October 1, 1987), known professionally as Michaela Coel, is a Ghanaian-British actress, filmmaker, singer, and composer. She is best known for creating and starring in the E4 sitcom Chewing Gum (2015–2017), for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Female Comedy Performance; and the BBC One/HBO comedy-drama series I May Destroy You (2020) for which she won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress in 2021. For her work on I May Destroy You, Coel was the first black woman to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards. Coel is also known for her work in other Netflix productions, including guest-starring in the series Black Mirror (2016–2017), starring as Kate Ashby in the series Black Earth Rising (2018) and as Simone in the film Been So Long (2018).


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Aneka 2022-11-09
Been So Long Simone 2018-10-12
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Resistance Monitor 2017-12-13
National Theatre Live: Medea Nurse 2014-09-04
National Theatre Live: Chewing Gum Dreams Tracey Gordon 2014-03-20
Monsters: Dark Continent Kelly 2014-10-09
National Theatre Live: Home Young Mum / Portugal 2013-08-12
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