Ruth Negga stars in "Preacher" on AMC as Tulip.

Ruth Negga won an Irish Film and Television Award as Best Actress in 2012 for her starring role as singer Shirley Bassey in the BBC television movie "Shirley." She is a six-time IFTA nominee, including a nomination as Best Supporting Actress in the television series "Misfits." Her previous IFTA nominations were: Best Leading Actress for the horror feature "Isolation," Best Supporting Actress for the movie "Breakfast on Pluto," Best Supporting Actress in the television series "Secret State," and two nominations in the same year (2011) for the series "Love/Hate."

Negga starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the 2012 thriller "The Samaritan" and was featured opposite Brad Pitt in "World War Z." She also co-starred opposite André Benjamin and Hayley Atwell in John Ridley's "Jimi: All Is by My Side," a biographical drama about young Jimi Hendrix.

In 2003, Negga was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award as Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in "Duck." In 2006, she was chosen as the Irish Shooting Star for the Berlin Film Festival.

On UK television, Negga recently had recurring roles in the television series "Secret State" for Channel Four and "Love/Hate" for RTE. On US television, she recently recurred as Raina in ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" and was seen in HBO's original movie "The Money."




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