Cush Jumbo

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Born: 09/23/1985 in Lambeth, London, City of, GB

Filmography

Actor (2)

The Good Wife 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Torchwood 2008 - 2009, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

EDUCATION

Central School of Speech and Drama

Milestones

2015

Began appearing on the American series "The Good Wife."

2014

Made her Broadway debut in "The River" alongside Hugh Jackman in a production they originated at the Royal Court Theatre in England. 

2013

Wrote and starred in the one-woman play "Josephine and I" about singer Josephine Baker, which she performed at the Bush Theatre in London and for which she won the Emerging Talent Award at the London Evening Standard. The show was developed for transfer a

2012

Was cast on the crime drama series "Vera."

2012

Won the Ian Charleson Award for her performance as Rosalind in a production of "As You Like It" at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. 

2012

Played Mark Antony in an all female production of "Julius Caesar" at the Donmar Warehouse.

2009

Joined the cast of the popular British science fiction series "Torchwood."

2006

Appeared in a production of "Brixton Stories" at The Lyric Hammersmith.

Bonus Trivia

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Began taking dance classes at age three.

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Father moved to England as an asylum seeker, having fled Nigeria to escape the Biafran war. He remained at home and cared for Jumbo and her five siblings while their mother worked as a psyhiatric nurse.

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Trained at Francis Cooper School of Dance from ages 11 to 15.

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Appeared in several productions at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, including "The Cherry Orchard," "The Crucible," "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," "Richard III," and "Pygmalion."

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Co-wrote the musical "Rebels and Retail," which debuted at the Perfect Pitch West End Showcase.

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