Kate Henshaw made a big comeback to Nollywood and reaffirmed her status as one of the best Nollywood actresses. With her performance as Uduak Ademola in the Netflix original Nigerian series, “Blood Sisters”, she leaves no room for doubt. In this article, we’ll talk about Kate Henshaw’s Biography, net worth and how she became the star she is today.
Kate Henshaw: Biography
Kate Henshaw is a Nigerian actress, media personality and fitness enthusiast. She was born on July 19, 1971, in cross river state, Nigeria. She attended St. Mary Private School in Ajele, Lagos for her primary education. Later, she attended the Federal Government Girls College, Calabar for her secondary education. She spent one year at the University of Calabar studying remedial studies and then majored in medical microbiology at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. She later worked at the Bauchi state general hospital.
Kate Henshaw: Career
Before going into acting, Kate worked as a model. She featured in various commercials including a print and television advert for shield deodorant.
Kate started her acting career in 1993 when she got the lead role in the movie “When the sun sets”. She went on to star in more Nollywood movies amounting to over 45 movies. Some of the popular Nollywood movies she has featured include Chief Daddy, Stronger than Pain, Aremu the Principal, Above the Death, Blood Sisters and more.
In 2008, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in the film “Stronger than pain”. She was also nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Award in 2018 for her performance in the movie “Roti”. She has been nominated for and has won other awards including a Nigeria Entertainment Award, Best of Nollywood Awards and City People Movie Awards.
In addition to acting, Kate has also served as a Reality Tv Show judge. She was one of the judges on Nigeria’s Got Talent. She was also chosen to be among the judges for “The World’s Best”, a CBS international talent show.
Kate is the brand ambassador for brands like Onga, Glo, UK’s Blessing Perfumes, Samsung mobile, Action Aid Nigeria and more.
She also runs a fitness YouTube channel to post her workout routine and share fitness tips.
Kate is also a politician and once ran for the House of Representatives but lost. Later, she was appointed a special adviser liaison in Lagos by the Cross-river State Governor, Ben Ayade in 2015.
In 2011, The Federal Government of Nigeria honoured Kate Henshaw as a member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).
Marriage and Family
Kate Henshaw married Roderick James Nuttal, a British born and Managing Director of Le Drop Nigeria, from 1999 to 2011 and they have a daughter named Gabrielle. However, the couple divorced in 2011 due to what they referred to as irreconcilable differences.
Kate Henshaw has a net worth of about 1 million dollars.