Kate Henshaw is one of the foremost and famous Nollywood actresses, a model, entrepreneur, television personality and a rare philanthropist.
She was born on the 19th of July, 1971 in Calabar, Cross River State in south southern Nigeria. She hails from Calabar, born into a family of 4 children. She is also the first born.
Kate had her primary and secondary education in Calabar where she obtained her first and secondary school certificates respectively. She later went to the University of Calabar to have a Bachelor’s degree in Micro Biology. Upon graduation, she worked briefly at the Bauchi General Hospital before relocating to Lagos for her acting career.
Kate made her journey into Nollywood in 1993 after starring in her first movie “When The Sun Sets”, a movie that shot her to fame. She built on her talents and soon became prominent in the movie industry. She is skillful, highly talented and gifted in acting and interpreting roles. She is also gifted in accepting roles or characters assigned her by movie producers and directors in the industry.
Kate is a beautiful, creative and prolific Nollywood actress. She has featured in over 200 movies including Games Men Play, Sun sets, The Legend, The Meeting, Above Death, Dangerous, The Harlot, Aremu the Principal, Stronger than pain and several others too numerous to mention here.
Kate was appointed an Ambassador for Onga, a Nigerian condiment Company. The endorsement deal is said to have run into millions of Naira.
Kate Henshaw’s tremendous contributions to the growth and development of the Nigerian movie industry have earned her several prestigious awards. They include:
- Most prominent actress in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
- Best actress at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
- Best actress of the year at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards.
- Most promising actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
- Best actress in a leading role at the African Movie Academy Viewers Choice Awards for her brilliant performance in a movie titled “Stronger than Pain” in 2008.
Kate’s exceptional talents also earned her the position of a judge on Nigeria Got Hot Talent Hunt Show. This is a platform created to bring out up-coming young talents and nurture them to successful actors and actresses in Nigeria.
Her Personal Life
Kate got married to his long time friend Roderick James Nuttal, a managing director of Ledrop Nigeria Ltd, an agency for Jack Daniels and Piper Heidsieck Champagne. The marriage is said to have ended in divorce after producing a daughter named Gambrielle Nuttal.
Her Net Worth
Kate Henshaw is one of the strong Pillars of Nollywood actresses rated one of the richest, exceptionally talented and most influential with a net worth of about $1 million dollars.