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There’s the sassy sidekick, the around-the-way girl, and of course, the mammie, usually found in a period drama set during slavery or the Civil Rights era.
It’s a dynamic that’s only recently started to change, thanks to a renaissance in Black television (Shondaland shows, women, Gugu Mbatha-Raw has quietly been breaking barriers for years.
She’s a Black woman who managed to escape the expected archetypes, a chameleon who has played everyone from the lead officer on a space mission to a bisexual beachtown party girl to an animated feather duster.
A veteran of British television and theater, Mbatha-Raw broke into Hollywood in 2013 as the shy, mixed-race 18th century hero of the movie Since then, she's starred in nearly a dozen major movies.
She believes that movies like , where the fact that her protagonist just so happens to be in an interracial relationship is never discussed, are important for normalization.
And no matter what her role is, one of her signatures is rocking her natural curls.“It’s empowering to play a woman and not have race be the focus,” she says.
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For a raunchy music video, Noni writhes inside a golden harness; at an awards show, she shimmies down the red carpet in a peekaboo chain-link bodice.
But hopefully this time also brings a voice to women who are a million miles away from Hollywood, and not just the privileged few.”The daughter of an English mother and a South African father (“Gugu” is short for "Gugulethu,” a version of the Xhosa word for “our pride”), Mbatha-Raw grew up in Oxford, England, and has been taking acting and dancing classes for as long as she can remember.
After training as a teen at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she landed small parts in British television shows like .
She has done short TV appearances, did couple of films and have also done some theatre work.
In 2004, she appeared in BBC One’s medical drama TV series Holby City for her role as Collette Hill.