Kate Henshaw-Nuttall

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Updated: Nov 16, 2021

She was born on July 19, 1971 in Cross River, Calabar. Although she was born in Calabar, she had her early education in Lagos. After her secondary education, she had a one year remedial studies at the University of Calabar, and then studied Medical Microbiology at the School of Medical Lab Science, LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital).

In 1993, she auditioned for lead role in the movie ‘When the Sun Sets’ which she got. Although, the movie was not that much a success, it marked the beginning of her acting career. Since then, she has remained prominent in the movie industry and has featured in over 200 Nollywood movies.

Some of the movies she has appeared in are When the Sun Sets, A Million Tears, Games Men Play, The Meeting, Aremu the Principal, Roti, Couple’s Award, Busted, Broken Ambition, Chief Daddy, New Money, The Ghost and the House of Truth, The Wives (A Stage Play), 4th Republic and many more.

Before Kate became an actress, she was a model. She has featured in several commercials including a television and print advert for shield deodorant.

The actress also took interest in politics in 2015 when she decided to represent Calabar Municipal/Odukpani Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). After losing at the primary level, she got appointed as the Special Adviser, Liaison, Lagos by Cross River State’s Governor, Benedict Ayade.



2017 – BON Awards, Best Actress in Supporting Role

2016 – City People Movie Special Recognition Award

2015 – ZAFAA, Best Actress (Iquo’s Journey)

2015 – City People Movie Awards, Face of Nollywood (English)

2008 – Africa Movie Academy Award, Best Actress in Leading Role

1996 – THEMA Awards



Kate was married to Roderick James Nuttal, and their union was blessed with a daughter ‘Gabrielle Nuttal’. However, they were married for 12 years before they broke up. Kate refused to share the reason for their divorce but there were rumors that Roderick constantly cheated on his wife. The couple only stated that irreconcilable difference led to the divorce.

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