Kate Henshaw is one of the most famous Nigerian actresses. She is a Nigerian actress, TV personality, politician, and a fitness enthusiast. She is among the elite group of actresses who have significantly contributed to Nollywood’s enduring reputation for creative excellence. Who is Kate Henshaw? When did Kate Henshaw start acting? Is Kate Henshaw still married? When did Kate Henshaw get married?
In this article you’ll get to know more about Kate Henshaw; her career, Kate Henshaw’s politics, Kate Henshaw’s net worth, and many other things.
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Who is Kate Henshaw?
Kate Henshaw, also known as Kate Henshaw-Nuttall (born 19 July 1971), is a Nigerian actress. In 2008 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the movie Stronger than Pain.
In 1993, Henshaw auditioned for the lead role in the movie When the Sun Sets and was chosen for the role. This was her first appearance in a major Nollywood movie. Henshaw 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 was nominated for “Best Actress in a Leading Role” at the African Movie Academy Award in 2018, for her performance in the movie “Roti.
Kate Henshaw Education
Kate Henshaw had her elementary education at St. Mary’s Private School in Ajele, Lagos. Her secondary school was the Federal Government Girl’s College in Calabar. After finishing high school, she enrolled at the University of Calabar for a year of remedial courses. She went on to study Medical Microbiology at LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) in Lagos.
When did Kate Henshaw start acting?
She started her career in the Entertainment industry in 1993 when she auditioned for the lead role in When the Sun Sets. Her talent won her the role, which became her first appearance in a major Nollywood movie. Although her success wasn’t immediate, it was from there that she created the actress, she became and later evolved into a superstar. She has appeared in over 100 movies, including Aremu the Principal and Above the Death.
Is Kate Henshaw still married?
Kate Henshaw’s marriage used to be considered one of the longest celebrity marriages in Nigeria before the news of her divorce hit the media in 2011. Kate was married to her British husband, Roderick James Nuttal for 12 years and together they have a beautiful daughter named Gabrielle Nuttal.
The duo got married in 1999 and their marriage seemed to be peaceful until different cases of infidelity from Mr. Nuttal’s side began to surface.
According to speculations, Roderick was having an affair with his secretary, Angela Gordon. Kate, who was already suspicious decided to give her husband a surprise visit at his place of work, and to her amazement, she met her husband and his secretary in a compromising position.
Another report had it that the divorce was a result of infidelity from Kate’s side. It was said that Roderick accused Kate of having an affair with some famous people in both political and entertainment circles. Though no one knows what truly led to their divorce, they both cited irreconcilable differences.
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Kate Henshaw politics
In 2015, she declared her intentions of going into politics. She wanted to represent Calabar Municipal, Odukpani Federal Constituency, under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Federal House of Representatives. However, she lost the post at the primaries.
The actress-turned-politician was later appointed to be the Special Adviser, Liaison, Lagos, by the Governor of Cross River State. And in an interview in 2014, she revealed that she would be in politics for eight years. If she decides otherwise, we will find out when the time is right. Although what she makes from her career is unknown, it contributed significantly to her net worth.
Kate Henshaw’s net worth
Kate Henshaw is one of the famous actresses in Nigeria, she is one of the best influential and ranks as the top female actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of 3 million dollars.
Awards and nominations
- Actress of the Year in the 2016 Late Ambassador Segun Olushola NBMA
- Best Actress of the Year (TV) in the 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Award
- Best Actress in a Leading Role in the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)
- The Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Stronger than Pain in 2008.
- In 1999, she won the THEMA awards for her role in When the Sun Sets.
- Best Actress in the 2015 ZAFAA for her role in Iquo’s Journal
- The face of Nollywood English in the 2015 City People Movie Awards
- She received the City People Movie Special Recognition Award in 2016
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role in the 2017 BON Awards
Kate Henshaw Movies
- Do Good Series
- When the Sun Sets – 1993
- A Million Tears – 2006
- Games Men Play – 2006
- Show Me Heaven – 2007
- The Meeting – 2012
- Broken Tears – 2008
- Fighting for Nothing – 2014
- Chief Daddy – 2018
- A Few Good Men – 2014
- Scars of Womanhood – 2017
- Broken Ambition – 2018
- The Assassin’s Practice – 2013
- The Ghost and the House of Truth – 2019
- New Money – 2018
- 4th Republic – 2019
- The Wives – 2019
- Blood Sisters – 2022
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