Ruth Nega Ethiopian-Irish actress playing Female lead Tulip O’Hare on the highly anticipated TV series Preacher.
Ruth Negga (born 1982) is an Ethiopian–Irish actress born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1982, to an Irish mother and an Ethiopian father, and lived in the country until she was four, raised in Limerick, Ireland, she has lived in London since 2006 and studied at the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating with a BA in Acting Studies.
She was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2003 in a Society of London Theatre Affiliate Theatre for her performance in Duck at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Jerwood Court.
“I like working with people who are kind, above all else. I don’t really want to work with someone who will manipulate me. The idea that you must treat actors a certain way in order to get a performance out of them kind of disturbs me, and it’s disregarding what we do. Our job is to do our job. I don’t believe that directors need to essentially manipulate actors into doing things. You can suffer for your art, and you can make your own self suffer for your art. You don’t need anyone else to do it for you. I work best when there’s a safety trampoline of kindness. I think a film like “Loving” generates compassion and empathy. I really do think we need a lot of that in the world.” Says Ruth.
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