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Entertainment: Kate Henshaw Celebrity Profile

Kate Henshaw-Nuttall popularly known as Kate Henshaw is a Nigeria actress, a politician, entrepreneur, television personality and a philanthropist.

The award-winning actress is no doubt one of the oldest and well-known actresses in the history of Nollywood.

Kate Henshaw is a Calabar woman from Cross River State in the Southern part of Nigeria.  She is the eldest of four children. She was born and brought up in Cross River State.

She was born on 19th July 1971 and had her primary and secondary education in Lagos and Calabar. She was a remedial student for one year at the University of Calabar, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Microbiology.
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She proceeded to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital to study Medical Microbiology at the School of Medical Lab Science, LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) and became a Medical Lab Scientist. Henshaw worked at the Bauchi State General hospital as a medical laboratory scientist and special attendant.

She was once married to her long time lover Rod Nuttal.  The couple was together for 12 years. However, the union crashed in 2011, and they both went their separate ways. The marriage was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Gabrielle Nuttall. Roderick Nuttal is the Managing Director of Ledrop Nigeria Ltd. For now, the beautiful and talented actress has not come out to say anything about getting married.

She came into the Entertainment industry in 1993 when she auditioned for the lead role in the movie titled “When the Sun Sets”. The role she played earned Kate her first major appearance in a Nollywood movie.  By her talent and hard work, she has made a name for herself in the Nigeria Movie Industry, having featured in over 80 movies so far.

While Kate has not come out in person to declare her exact worth, sources claim she is worth up to $1million.

Kate Henshaw is a brand ambassador with the telecommunications company – Globacom and has an endorsement deal with Blessings Perfume, UK as a brand ambassador. She was made a brand ambassador for the Onga seasoning and holds an endorsement deal with Samsung Mobile Nigeria. She is also an ambassador for the Action Aid of Nigeria.

In 2015, Kate Henshaw showed interest in politics and wanted to represent and serve her people. She aimed to represent Calabar Municipal/Odukpani Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) but she lost the election just at the primary level. Following her loss at the primaries, she was appointed by the Governor of Cross River State – Benedict Ayade as the Special Adviser, Liaison.

Some movies she has featured in are Consequences, Do Good Series, When the Sun Sets – 1993, Above Death: In God We Trust – 2003, A Million Tears – 2006, My Little Secret – 2006, Games Men Play – 2006,  Stronger Than Pain – 2007, Show Me Heaven – 2007, Broken Tears – 2008,  The Meeting – 2012, The Assassin’s Practice – 2013, A Few Good Men – 2014,  Fighting for Nothing – 2014, Aremu The Principal – 2015, Iquo’s Journal – 2015,  End of Battle – 2015, Scars of Womanhood – 2017, Roti – 2017,  Couple’s Award – 2017, The Women – 2017,  Busted – 2017, Broken Ambition – 2018, Chief Daddy – 2018, New Money – 2018, The Ghost and The House of Truth – 2019,  The Wives (A Stage Play) – 2019, and 4th Republic – 2019

For Awards, She won an award as best actress in a supporting role for the movie ‘The Ghost and The House of Truth’, at Rapid Lion 2020 in South Africa. She also won the THEMA Awards for her role as Omo in When The Sun Sets – in 1996. In 2008, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Leading Role and won the City People Movie Award for Face of Nollywood (English) in 2015. In the same year, Kate bagged the Best Actress award at ZAFAA for her role in the movie Iquo’s Journal (2015)

The award-winning actress was recently chosen as one of the international judges representing Nigeria at the New CBS Global talent show tagged The World’s Best. She was once a judge on Nigeria’s Got Talent Reality Show.

Kate Henshaw is the Patron of the Little Saints Orphanage – one of the oldest orphanage homes in Lagos State.

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