FULL NAME: Kate Henshaw-Nuttall
STAGE NAME : Kate Henshaw
NET WORTH: Estimated at N67 million
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : July 19, 1971
HOW OLD IS KATE HENSHAW: She is currently 46 years old
OCCUPATION: Nigerian Actress
MARITAL STATUS: Divorced
CHILDREN: She has one child called Gabrielle Nuttall
RELATIVES: Andre Blaze (cousin)
Who Is Kate Henshaw-Nuttall?
Kate Henshaw-Nuttall whose stage name is Kate Henshaw, is a very popular Nigerian actress who has contributed her quarter in the Nigeria Movie Industry. Kate is a veteran Nollywood diva who has been in the movie industry for quite a very long time, she a popular face in Nollywood home videos and soap operas and she has a huge fan base . She is not just one of the most famous Nigerian actress, she is also one of the most successful actress in Nollywood. The muiti-award winning actress has bagged many coveted awards including the “Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress” in a Leading Role in 2018.
Early Life And Background
Kate Henshaw-Nuttall was born 19 July 1971 in Cross River State into a family of four where she is the oldest child. The Nollywood goddess spent her early years of life in Lagos, Lagos State where she attended primary school education but later traveled back to Calabar, Cross River State where she attended her Secondary school education. After completing her primary and secondary school in Lagos and Calabar, she spent one year at the University of Calabar reading remedial studies, and switched to the School of Medical Lab Science, LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) in Lagos where she majored in Medical Microbiology . She worked briefly at Bauchi State General Hospital after graduation.
Acting Career: Beginning And Shot To Limelight
Kate Henshaw left her her job as a Microbiologist to apply for auditioning in 1993 due to her passion for acting, Kate was invited for an audition where she was accepted and was handed a role in a movie called “When the Sun Sets”, this was her first taste of acting when she newly ventured into Nollywood and it paved way for her into the foray Nigerian Movie career as she was subsequently given other movie role . “When the sun sets” was her very first appearance in a major Nollywood movie and it marked the beginning of success in her acting career.
The ravishing and ever young Nigerian actress has starred in over 45 Nollywood movies. In 2008 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film “Stronger than Pain”. She is now “The Face of Onga”. Henshaw is a judge on Nigeria’s Got Talent. In 2017, she was the subject of an Al Jazeera English documentary focused on her run for candidacy for the People’s Democratic Party in the Calabar South Federal Constituency. Kate Henshaw is well known for her indelible role in Nollywood movie and she is widely known to portray mostly the role of and ‘Iron Lady’. One of the movies is ‘Stronger than Pain’, one of her best movies where she acted as Eringa, an abusive wife to her husband who happen to be Nkem Owoh. Her natural fitness and agility is her greatest advantage in Nollywood movies and her age is eluding as you can barely believe she is in her late forty’s.
Personal Life , Relationship, Marriage And Divorce
In 1999, Henshaw got married to British-born Roderick James Nuttall. In 2000, Henshaw gave birth to a baby girl, Gabrielle Nuttall. In 2011, the couple reportedly filed for a divorce.
Read What She Disclosed in an Interview
Tell us more about your former marriage. How were you able to deal with it?
It’s God. He makes things beautiful in His own time. The slightest bit of strength is all is needed to rise up. People have died in marriages, some have lost body parts while in it, and others have spent years in it. It all depends on individual, it’s just to make the most of every situation and move on. I have so much that I want to do. I have no time to be wallowing in self pity. Marriage does not define who I am, neither does it define anybody. I came into this world as an individual, two people meet and decide to make it work but if it doesn’t, let it go. I wish you well, you do same, especially when there are children involved, because they are the worst hit. My plan now is to ensure that my daughter has the best in life, no matter what.
Why did you break up?
It wasn’t working anymore. It’s good to leave, rather than continue to manage it and live in strife and rancour. A lot of Nigerian women have recently shared their stories of physical violence in the hands of their husbands.
Kate Henshaw who participated in the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, shared her Make-up free photo on twitter and was trolled for it.
Burnt Lekki Home
On June 25 2015, the star actress suffered some property loss after her Lekki home caught fire and burnt almost everything in the house. In an interview with City People, Kate Henshaw narrated the course of events on the unfortunate day.
“It is true. The house got burnt and I lost everything. I really don’t know what happened because I was here on the ‘Do Good’ set, I was filming, and was about to have lunch when my nanny called me and was like “madam fire”. I told her to get people to throw water on it and didn’t even know it was like a big fire. I immediately got up and by the time I turned into the street before mine, I could see the sky was black. I got there and there were people everywhere and nobody could get in. Because the first thing about fire is the smoke, its going to make it totally impossible to get in, and it could kill you. And my next door neighbour was having his daughter’s birthday and there were children there, that was IK Osakioduwa, he happens to be my next door neighbour, and he had sent a message to all radio stations about the fire” narrated the veteran actress.
“I called the fire service for over 2 hours and there was no response, by the time they came everything had gone. The house was razed completely. But I am talking to you now, and I am glad to be alive. Winning this award further goes to show that as long as there is life, you can hope for tomorrow” said Kate Henshaw.
Kate Henshaw: Political Ambition
In 2015, Kate Henshaw made her intention to ventured into politics, she later contested for the House Representatives position in her constituency but failed unfortunately in the PDP Primary Election. Later that year, she was compensated with the appointment of the Special Adviser, Liaison, Lagos by the Cross River State Governor, Benedict Ayade . Kate Henshaw has seriously engaged herself in everyday walkout and she recently flaunt her ABS while she was in a gym house.
Awards And Nominations
- In 2008, Kate Henshaw was cronwed the winner of Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
- In 2015, she won the ‘Best Actress’ award at ZAFAA for her role in the movie ‘Iquo’s Journal.’
- In 2015, she also won the city People Entertainment Nollywood Face Of The Year Award.
- In 2016, she won the City People Entertainment Special Recognition Award.
- Kate Henshaw has been endorsed by some reputable and populat brands:
- She is a brand ambassador for Blessings Perfume in the UK.
- In 2013, She landed a major endorsement deal with Samsung Mobile Nigeria.
- She is a judge on Nigeria’s Got Talent is also the face of Onga Seasoning.
- Kate is also a brand ambassador for telecommunications company, Globacom Limited. She the multimillion naira deal with glo in 2010
Chat With with Toolz on ‘The Juice‘
Kate Henshaw was a guest on ‘The Juice‘ with Toolz, the actress described Ella as ‘the most gorgeous daughter’. And on why she hasn’t brought Ella into the limelight yet, Kate says that life is not for her daughter.
‘She didn’t ask for this life. It’s mine and mine alone. If you see her with me, you won’t even think she’s the one. Which is good‘, the Nollywood actress revealed.
Kate Henshaw separated from her Brit husband, Roderick James Nuttal in 2011 after being married for 12 years.
The 42-year-old hottie also talked about her recent working relationship with musician Flavour. Kate described him as ‘quiet and soft spoken’. ‘I thought he would have a chip on his shoulder but he was fine‘.
When Toolz asked if she would go on a dinner date with the Pop/highlife singer, she replied ‘Yes!‘.
SOURCE: www.bionetworth.com.ng, takemetonaija.com and thenet.ng