Kate Henshaw: Biography, And Political Escapades Of A Nollywood Thespian
Kate Henshaw Nuttal is an award-winning Nollywood star actress, producer, politician, and fitness expert. She is also a social advocate who is interested in the welfare of her community.
Kate Henshaw Background
Kate Henshaw was born on the 19th of July 1971, in Cross River, Calabar, as the first of four children of her parents. After her primary and secondary education, she went for remedial studies at the University of Calabar (UNICAL).
At the end of her remedial studies, she studied Medical Microbiology at the School of Medical Lab Science, LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital). Henshaw was once married to Roderick James Nuttal, and their union was blessed with a daughter – Gabrielle Nuttal.
Kate Henshaw Career
Kate Henshaw commenced her acting career in 1993 with the movie – When the Sun Sets, where she played the lead role. That was way back when Nollywood movies were referred to as home videos. Her performance in the role opened up doors of opportunities for her in Nollywood.
Thus far, Kate has featured in over 100 movies. Kate Henshaw produced a documentary for the Lagos State tax advert. She also did a documentary for the Akwa Ibom State government.
Kate Henshaw’s Movies
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
4th Republic – 2019
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Kate Henshaw’s Political Escapades
In 2015, Kate Henshaw took interest in politics and decided to represent and serve her people. Her aim was to represent Calabar Municipal/Odukpani Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Unfortunately, she lost at the primary level. However, later same year, Kate was appointed by the Governor of Cross River State – Benedict Ayade as the Special Adviser, Liaison, Lagos.
Kate Henshaw’s Endorsements
Kate Henshaw has an endorsement deal with Blessings Perfume, UK as a brand ambassador.
She also has an endorsement with the telecommunications company – Globacom Limited as a brand ambassador.
Kate Henshaw was once a judge on Nigeria’s Got Talent Reality Show.
Onga Seasoning signed an endorsement deal with Kate Henshaw, where she was made a brand ambassador for the Onga brand.
Kate Henshaw signed a major endorsement deal with Samsung Mobile Nigeria.
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.
Kate Henshaw is the Patron of the Little Saints Orphanage – one of the oldest orphanage homes in Lagos State.
She is an ambassador for the Action Aid of Nigeria.
Kate Henshaw Quotes
“The powers that all men possess are temporal, only Almighty God has everlasting power.”
“…Suit up, protect your space, sanity, and spirit. Be impermeable, smile, and laugh at their feeble attempt to put a chink in your armour.”
“Some people will never give you what you deserve. They will always find ways to cut corners and give excuses for not respecting your craft and your person. It is up to you to show them, and not accept crumbs when you are a full freshly baked baguette.”
“Never ever give your power to another being that came through the same channel as you did! Never ever dim your light…
“I cannot emphasize enough the need to be you. You have been put on this earth by God to be YOU!!”
Awards And Nominations Of Kate Henshaw
THEMA Awards for her role as Omo in When The Sun Sets – 1996
Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Leading Role – 2008
City People Movie Award for Face of Nollywood (English) – 2015
Best Actress award at ZAFAA for her role in the movie Iquo’s Journal – 2015
Nominated for the Late Ambassador Segun Olusola NBMA for Actress of the Year – 2016
City People Movie Special Recognition Award – 2016
Nominated by the Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actress of the Year (TV) – 2016
Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the BON Awards – 2017
Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards – 2018.
Kate Henshaw Net Worth Kate Henshaw is worth $1 Million .
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