Kate Henshaw is one of the most popular and the most talented actresses to have surfaced in the Nigerian movie Industry and is no doubt, one of the most successful actress in Nollywood.
Kate Henshaw-Nuttall was born on 19 July, 1971, in Calabar, Cross Rivers state, Nigeria as the first child in a family which had four children. She had her primary and secondary education in Lagos and Calabar respectively. She later enrolled to read remedial studies at the University of Calabar, where she stayed for one year, after which she proceeded to the School of Medical Laboratory Science, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, from where she eventually bagged a degree in Medical microbiology. Kate Henshaw later worked at the Bauchi State general hospital.
Kate Henshaw entered the world of acting in 1993, when she auditioned for an acting job in the movie “When the sun sets”. She was handed the role, which was her very first appearance in a major Nollywood movie. Since then she had featured in about 50 movies.
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.
Kate Henshaw who was lending her voice to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, shared her Make-up free photo on twitter and was trolled for it.
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 2015, Kate Henshaw contested for the House Representatives position in her constituency but sadly failed in the PDP Primary Election.
Later that year, she was appointed by the Cross River State Governor, Benedict Ayade as the Special Adviser, Liaison, Lagos.
Kate Henshaw is a brand ambassador for Blessings Perfume in the UK.
Kate is also a brand ambassador for telecommunications company, Globacom Limited.
The award winning actress who is a judge on Nigeria’s Got Talent is also the face of Onga Seasoning.
In 2013, She landed a major endorsement deal with Samsung Mobile Nigeria.
Awards & Nominations
In 2008, Kate Henshaw won the 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.