June 21, 2024
Kate Henshaw Biography, Husband, Age, State Of Origin, Net Worth

Kate Henshaw is one of the most popular movie actress in the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood. Alongside being an actress, she is a politician, fitness guru and a charming model.

Early Life

Kate Henshaw was born on July 19, 1971 is just 52 years old. She hails from Calabar, Cross River State of South-southern Nigeria. She grew up in Calabar before moving to Lagos to complete her education. Her parents, Etubong Etim and Therese Henshaw, hail from the esteemed Henshaw royal lineage in Cross River State.


Kate Henshaw completed her primary education at St. Mary Private School in Ajele, Lagos, before moving on to Federal Government Girls’ College, Calabar, for her secondary schooling. In a quest to further her education, she spent a year at the University of Calabar focusing on remedial studies, then pursued her major in Medical Microbiology at the School of Medical Laboratory Science at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). She gained some experience in her field, working at Bauchi State General Hospital.


In 1993, Kate Henshaw auditioned for the main role in the movie “When the Sun Sets” and got the part, marking her debut in a major Nollywood film. Since then she has appeared in more than 45 Nollywood movies. She is popularly known for her roles in Stronger Than Pain (2007), The Ghost and the House of Truth (2019) and Domitilla (1996).


In 2014, Henshaw launched her campaign to run for the Calabar Municipal/Odukpani Federal constituency under the People’s Democratic Party but lost in the primary election. However, she was later appointed as Special Adviser Liaison Lagos by the Cross River State Governor in December 2015.


Kate Henshaw and Nuttal

In 1999, Kate Henshaw got married to Roderick James Nuttal, a British born. In 2011 Kate and Nuttal divorced, ending a 12 year marriage which yielded one child.


Kate Henshaw and her daughter Gabrielle

Kate Henshaw has a daughter named Gabrielle, whom she bore while in her relationship with Nuttal.

Awards and Achievements

Kate Henshaw has received numerous awards and recognitions. In 2008, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in “Stronger than Pain.” She was also nominated for the same award in 2018 for her role in “Roti.”

In 2011, Kate Henshaw received recognition from the Nigerian federal government and was appointed as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Net Worth

Kate Henshaw’s net worth is estimated to be about $2.5 million. She earned a lot being an actress and now she is involved in many endorsements. Henshaw has been a brand ambassador for various products and companies, including Blessing perfumes, Onga seasoning, and Samsung Mobile Division. She also served as a judge on the reality show “Nigeria Got Talent” and was selected as one of the judges for the CBS International Talent Show called “The World’s Best.” Additionally, she was an ambassador for the telecommunications company Glo.

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