10 Real Facts About Kate Henshaw You Probably Didn’t Know

Kate Henshaw is one of the most beautiful and most promising actress in Nigeria known for her romantic role in movies. She has been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood for over two decades. So therefore in this article I will be sharing with you 10 real facts about Nollywood famous actress Kate Henshaw that you probably didn’t know.

  1. Kate Henshaw is a Nollywood actress, singer, model, entrepreneur, television personality and a philanthropist. She has been regarded as one of the highest paid actress in Nigeria and also one of the most beautiful actress in Nigeria known for her ageless looks. She is very beautiful, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. She knows how to interpret her roles very well and can fit in any character given to her by movie directors and producers in Nigeria.

  2. She was born on 19th July 1971 in Calabar, Cross River State in the south southern part of Nigeria. She is currently 48 years old. She is the oldest child in the family of 4 children. She is originally from Calabar in Cross River State, Nigeria. She completed her primary school education in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria and obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. After which she completed her secondary school education in Lagos State, Nigeria and obtained her West African Senior School Certificate. While still in secondary school she was actively involved in drama, stage play and performing arts.

  3. Kate Henshaw started acting at a very tender age. She is always known for playing in romantic, sorrowful and action thriller movies. She has been in the industry for over 2 decades. She always play the role of a royal princess, an independent corporate young lady, a good house wife and a determined young lady who have dream of becoming self made in several Nollywood movies. As a kid Kate Henshaw dream was to become an actress. After completing her primary and secondary school education, Kate Henshaw proceeded to University of Calabar in Cross River State, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Microbiology.

  4. After completing her university education, Kate Henshaw proceeded to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and completed her course in Medical Lab Science and automatically became a Medical Lab Scientist. Kate Henshaw has worked at the Bauchi State General hospital as a medical laboratory scientist and special attendant. She later realizes that her dream and ambitions lies in acting and she decided to try her skill in acting. She started attending movie auditions in Lagos and started featuring in TV series and movies as a minor character.

  5. In 1995, Kate Henshaw joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood professionally after auditioning for the lead role in the movie “When the Sun Sets” a movie that brought her to limelight and gave her a lot of advantage in Nollywood and also attracted her to movie directors and producers in Nigeria. After starring in her first hit movie “When the Sun Sets” Kate Henshaw went on to feature in several Nollywood movies in Nigeria.

  6. Kate Henshaw has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies she has acted include Touch My Heart, The Harlot, Dangerous Silence, The Legend, Canal Desire, Sun Sets, Stronger than Pain, The Meeting, Above Death, Couples Award, The Stolen Bible, Games Men Play, and many more. Kate Henshaw is currently the brand ambassador and Face of Onga. She is also a judge on Nigeria’s Got Talent Hunt Show. She has been described as one of the most talented actress in Nigeria and also one of the best outspoken actress in Nigeria. She knows how to interpret her roles very well and can fit in any character given to her by a movie directors and producers in Nigeria.

  7. Kate Henshaw is one of the most sought after actress in Nigeria. She is over 45 years old but she still look more beautiful and young. In 2008, she won the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Award for her role in the movie “Stronger than Pain” a romantic movie in which she starred alongside with Emeka Ike. In 2000, Kate Henshaw got married to her long time boyfriend Rod Nuttal and the marriage is blessed with a beautiful daughter named Gabrielle Nutall. Few years later the marriage crashed and they both went their separate ways.

  8. Kate Henshaw in the cause of her acting career as an actress has won several awards and nomination. Some of the awards she has won include Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Award, Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards, Best Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best Actress of the Year at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the City People Entertainment Awards. She has also received a lifetime achievement Awards for Best Accomplished Actress in Nigeria.

  9. Kate Henshaw is considered to be one of the best paid actresses in Nigeria. She has starred in over 200 Nollywood blockbuster movies. She is popularly known for starring in action thriller movies, love and romantic movies alongside with Ramsey Noah, Jim Iyke, Emeka Ike, Chidi Mokeme, Genevieve Nnaji, Desmond Elliot and other top Nollywood celebrities. She has appeared in over 200 films which has sold millions of copies worldwide. She is regarded as the ageless queen of Nollywood. She is currently 48 years old, but mere looking at her you will think she is 29 years old. Her lovely smile and humble personality attracts her mostly to movie lovers all over the world. He is indeed a force to reckon with in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood.

  10. Kate Henshaw currently has an estimated net worth of over $1 million, making her one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria. She is also very popular on social media with more than 3 million followers on her official Instagram account and Facebook page. In 2011, she was honored by the Nigerian Federal Government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) which happens to be the highest award and honor given to a celebrity in Nigeria who has contributed immensely to the economy growth and development of the country through entertainment. Kate Henshaw aside from acting is also an entrepreneur and has so many businesses under her name.

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