Biography

Kate Henshaw (born 19 July 1971), also addressed as Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, is a celebrated Nigerian actress, TV personality and fitness enthusiast.

In 2008, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the movie “Stronger than Pain“.

Kate Henshaw is one of the forefront leaders of Nollywood Oldschool honchos.

Nigerian actress

Kate Henshaw
Kate Henshaw: History • Bio • Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Real Name: Kate Henshaw-Nuttall
Stage Name: Kate Henshaw
Born: 19 July 1971 (age 50 years old)
Place of Birth: Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Cross River State
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: 1.73 m
Parents: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Husband • Spouse: Rod Nuttal (m. 2000-2011)
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Gabrielle Nutall
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$2.5 million

Early Life & Education

Kate Henshaw was born in Cross River State, the oldest of four children. Aged 50, she was born on the 19th of July in 1971.

She attended St. Mary Private School in Ajele, Lagos, for her primary education. Later, she was admitted to the Federal Government Girl College, Calabar, for her secondary school education.

Kate Henshaw spent one year at the University of Calabar reading remedial studies. She then majored in Medical Microbiology at the School of Medical Lab Science afterwards, LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) in Lagos. 

She worked at the Bauchi State General hospital. Before becoming an actress, Kate Henshaw worked as a model, featuring various commercials, including a print and television advert for Shield deodorant.

Career

In 1993, Kate Henshaw auditioned for the lead role in the movie When the Sun Sets and was chosen for the role. This was her first appearance in a major Nollywood movie. He has starred in over 45 Nollywood movies.

In 2008, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film Stronger than Pain.

She was nominated for “Best Actress in a Leading Role” at the African Movie Academy Award in 2018 for her performance in the movie “Roti“.

On 19 July 2014, Kate Henshaw officially unveiled her campaign website as she was aspiring to represent the Calabar Municipal/Odukpani Federal constituency under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. 

Kate Henshaw lost the primary election to Rt. Hon Essien Ayi was appointed as Special Adviser Liaison Lagos by the Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade in December 2015.

Endorsements

 In 2012, Kate Henshaw was made the brand ambassador for a UK perfumes line, Blessing perfumes. She is a brand ambassador for “Onga” seasoning produced by Promasidor Nigeria Limited. 

In September 2012, Kate Henshaw and Dan Foster were selected as judges for Nigeria Got Talent’s reality show. In 2013, Kate Henshaw and Banky W were made the brand ambassador for Samsung Mobile Division. 

In January 2019, Kate Henshaw was selected to be among the 50 judges that will take part in the CBS International Talent Show called The world’s Best. She was an ambassador for the giant telecommunication company Glo.

Philanthropy

In 2016, a Twitter user posted the picture of a two-year-old boy, Michael Alvez, born with an ulcerous growth in the face and tagged Kate Henshaw, who subsequently developed an interest in the case. 

She and several others contributed the sum of 8 million Naira for the boy for his treatment. However, the money was returned per the family’s request, who rejected all help.

Personal Life

Kate Henshaw married British-born Rod Nuttal in 1999 and have one child together. They divorced in 2011. Their union was blessed with a daughter named Gabrielle Nutall.

In 2011, Kate Henshaw was honoured by the Nigerian federal government as a member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).

Awards & Nomination

  • Best of Nollywood Awards-Best Supporting Actress –English
  • THEMA Awards for her role in the movie –When the sunsets.
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role in the Africa Movie Academy Award
  •  The face of Nollywood in the City People Movie Award
  •  Her role in Iquo’s Journal won her an award for Best Actress at ZAFAA
  •  Nominated for Late Ambassador Segun Olusola NBMA for Actress of the year
  •  City People Movie Special Recognition Award
  •  Nomination for the Best Actress of the Year in the Nigerian Entertainment Award
  •  BON Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  •  Africa Movie Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Filmography

  • New Horizons
  • False
  • The Meeting
  • Broken Tears
  • River of Tears
  • Take Me to Jesus
  • Tears in My Eyes
  • A Brighter Sun
  • One Life
  • Show Me, Heaven,
  • Stronger Than Pain
  • To Love and to Hold
  • A Million Tears
  • Blood on Ice
  • Consequences
  • Games Men Play
  • Mamush
  • My Little Secret
  • She: You Must Obey
  • The Search
  • Doctors’ Quarters
  • Diamond Forever
  • Emotional Hazard
  • Girls in the Hood
  • The Bridesmaid
  • The Carcass
  • Inheritance
  • Negative Influence
  • Sleeping with the Enemy
  • The Legend
  • The Stolen Bible
  • The Substitute
  • Wanted at all Cost
  • Adam & Eve
  • Love Entangle
  • You Broke My Heart
  • Above Death: In God We Trust
  • Aremu, The Principal
  • Ghetto Love
  • Silent Night
  • I Need My Husband
  • Peace Mission

Net Worth

Kate Henshaw‘s net worth is US$2.5 million. She has been classed as one of the iconic Nollywood actresses with many movies to her belt.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @k8henshaw
  • Twitter: @henshawkate
  • Facebook: @SuperStarKateHenshaw




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